UCSF Lynch Syndrome Center

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About Us

At the UCSF Lynch Syndrome Center, we are committed to providing comprehensive multidisciplinary care, support, and education for individuals and families affected by Lynch syndrome.

Our center brings together a team of experts from various disciplines with extensive experience in Lynch syndrome to provide personalized services focused on detection, prevention, and management of Lynch syndrome.

We take a holistic approach to Lynch syndrome care, addressing not only medical needs but also offering emotional and educational support. We offer patient centered care and we work closely with you to create a care plan that aligns with your unique needs and preferences.

What is Lynch syndrome?

Lynch syndrome is a genetic condition that increases the risk of developing various cancers, particularly colorectal and endometrial cancers. Individuals with Lynch syndrome have a higher likelihood of developing these cancers at an earlier age compared to the general population.

Our Services

  • Genetic Counseling and Testing

Our experienced genetic counselors provide  consultations to assess your risk of Lynch syndrome. Genetic testing may be recommended to identify specific gene mutations associated with Lynch syndrome, enabling personalized risk management strategies.

  • Colonoscopy/Endoscopy 

We offer state-of-the-art colonoscopy/endoscopy programs tailored to individuals with Lynch syndrome.  

  • Combined Endoscopy/ Endometrial Biopsy program

We have implemented a unique program that offer both colonoscopy and endometrial biopsy at the same time for women with Lynch syndrome. By combining both procedures, not only does it reduce the frequency of hospital visits, but it also provides the convenience of employing sedation from a colonoscopy to enhance the comfort of the endometrial biopsy experience.

  • Comprehensive Care

From diagnosis to long-term management, our center provides comprehensive care for individuals and families affected by Lynch syndrome. Our team includes gastroenterologists, oncologists, gynecologists, urologists, dermatologists, colorectal surgeons working collaboratively to address your unique healthcare needs.

  • Support and Education

Living with Lynch syndrome can present challenges, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Our center offers educational resources, and counseling services to empower individuals and families with the knowledge and tools needed to manage Lynch syndrome effectively.

Contact Us

To make an appointment, call 415-502-4444

Our fax number: 415-502-2249

To join our mailing list and stay up-to-date with news and announcements, email Sarah Sturm.


Aparajita Singh

Director of Lynch Syndrome Center



Jonathan Terdiman
Jonathan Terdiman


Lee-may Chen



MadhulikaMadhulika Varma
Colorectal Surgeon

Mark Zhao
Mark Zhao

Colorectal Surgeon

Huelyn Chern
Huelyn Chern
Colorectal Surgeon

Maxwell Meng


Matt Cooperberg


Maria Wei


Amie Blanco

Genetic Counselor

Headshot placeholder.Sarah Sturm
Genetic Counselor


Angela Laffan, NP

Nurse Practioner, Survivorship Clinic

Elizabeth Lynn, NP

Nurse Practioner

Glena Lee, NP

Nurse Practioner