Liana Smolich CGC, MS

Genetic Counselor
UCSF Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program


Liana Smolich is a genetic counselor who cares for patients with a personal or family history of certain types of cancer. She reviews family histories for features that suggest an inherited cancer predisposition, discusses appropriate options for genetic testing, and reviews results and their implications for patients and their family members. She also addresses her patients' psychological and social needs.

After earning her bachelor's degree in biological sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Smolich earned her master of medical science degree in human genetics and genetic counseling at the Emory University School of Medicine. She belongs to the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

Specializes in: 

Breast cancer

Hereditary cancer syndromes

Ovarian cancer

Colorectal cancer

Lynch syndrome

Pancreatic cancer



UC Santa Barbara, BS, Biological Sciences, 2015

Emory University School of Medicine, MS, Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling, 2017


Genetic Counselor, American Board of Genetic Counseling