Dena Goldberg, LCGC, MS

Genetic counselor

Dena Goldberg is a genetic counselor at the UCSF Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mount Zion, where she sees patients and families at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes. A strong proponent of increasing genetic literacy, she gives her patients and families the knowledge and tools to become strong self-advocates for their health. Her goal is to ensure each family has the most comprehensive and appropriate testing available.

Outside of her work at UCSF, Goldberg has a special interest in hereditary diseases and cancers affecting the Ashkenazi Jewish population, as well as chromosome 18 anomalies. She also has a strong interest in media coverage of genetics.

Goldberg has an M.S. in genetic counseling from UC Irvine and a B.S. in integrative biology from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She is licensed and board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, serving as their marketing and communications chair, as well as the American Society of Human Genetics.


Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1714
Phone: (415) 885-7779
Fax: (415) 885-3787

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

More about Dena Goldberg


UC Irvine, M.S., Genetic Counseling 2015

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kidambi TD, Goldberg D, Nussbaum R, Blanco A, Umetsu SE, Terdiman JP, Lee JK. Novel variant of unknown significance in MUTYH in a patient with MUTYH-associated polyposis: a case to reclassify. Clin J Gastroenterol. 2018 May 15.

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