Liane Abrams


Genetic counselor
Specialist in hereditary cancer

Liane Abrams is a licensed certified genetic counselor with the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program. She specializes in genetic counseling for inherited cancer syndromes but also has extensive experience in pediatric genetics, with a special interest in fragile X-associated disorders. She was previously a genetic counselor at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and a genetic specialist at the National Fragile X Foundation.

Abrams completed her master's degree in genetic counseling at the University of California, Berkeley. She is an adjunct professor in the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program at California State University, Stanislaus.

  • Education

    UC Berkeley, MS, Genetic Counseling, 1985

    San Jose State University, BS, Molecular Biology

  • Board Certifications

    Genetic Counselor, American Board of Genetic Counseling

My goal is helping patients understand their individual situations – their genetic risks as well as their options for prevention and early detection.

Clinics I work with

Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program

See all five of our Bay Area locations and learn about the program.

UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley

Berkeley Outpatient Center

3100 San Pablo Ave., Suite 430
Berkeley, CA 94702

UCSF – Washington Cancer Center

Genetic Counseling

2500 Mowry Ave., Suite 227
Fremont, CA 94538