Marta Sabbadini, MS, PhD

Genetic counselor

Marta Sabbadini is a genetic counselor who specializes in genomic medicine and caring for adult and pediatric patients with hereditary metabolic disorders. She focuses on lysosomal storage diseases, inherited disorders that affect how cells function.

Sabbadini is the coordinator of UCSF's Lysosomal Storage Disease Center and helped found UCSF's Personalized Genomics Clinic, where she serves as the clinical genetic counselor. At the clinic, she cares for patients with rare undiagnosed genetic conditions who undergo genomic testing, such as whole exome sequencing.

Sabbadini assists in research that investigates treatment, long-term outcomes and quality of life for patients with lysosomal storage diseases.

A clinical instructor of pediatrics at UCSF, Sabbadini earned a doctorate in molecular genetics from Università degli Studi di Brescia in her native country of Italy. She also completed a master's degree in genetic counseling from California State University, Stanislaus.

Sabbadini is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics and American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. In addition to her native language of Italian, Sabbadini speaks conversational Spanish.


Biochemical Genetic Medicine Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-9997
Phone: (866) 476-9997
Fax: (415) 476-9976

More about Marta Sabbadini


Università degli Studi di Brescia Ph.D., Genetic Counseling 2005
California State University, Stanislaus, M.S., Genetic Counseling 2011

This health care professional is not a member of UCSF Medical Group. Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for services.