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Andrea Zanko, M.S.

Genetic counselor

Andrea Zanko is a genetic counselor at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and UCSF Medical Center. She works with families suspected of having genetic disorders as well as those at risk for developing or known to be affected by genetic disorders. Since 1981, she has worked with children in the General Genetics Clinic and the NF/Ras Pathway Clinic and sees both children and adults in the Huntington's Disease Clinic, which she founded in 1990 to provide genetic counseling, particularly regarding the complexities of DNA analysis that predict a person's chance of developing Huntington's disease (HD). Zanko coordinates the HD clinic in association with the USCF Memory and Aging Center.

Zanko also facilitates a monthly HD support group for patients, family members and caregivers, and participates in research on HD. In addition, she teaches and supervises genetic counseling trainees. Zanko earned a master's degree in genetic counseling at the University of California, Berkeley. She has a bachelor's degree in education and social sciences from Boston University and majored in cell and molecular biology at San Francisco State University. She is a member of the National society of Genetic Counselors; is board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and American Board of Genetic Counseling;and is licensed by the California Department of Public Health.

Clinics

General Genetics Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-2757
Fax: (415) 476-9305

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday mornings (except first Tuesday of the month which is an all-day clinic)

Huntington's Disease Clinic
533 Parnassus Ave., Suite U-100A
San Francisco, CA 04143
Phone: (415) 476-9320
Fax: (415) 476-9305

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Memory and Aging Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2057
Fax: (415) 476-4800

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NF/Ras Pathway Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-2757
Fax: (415) 476-9305

Conditions & Treatments