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Sara Riordan

Vice President, strategy

Sara Riordan develops, plans and implements long-term, impactful strategies that advance the goals and growth of Genome Medical and furthers the adoption of the company’s genetic services and solutions.

Sara has served as the Vice President of Clinical and Research Programs at Unified Patient Network, a precision health ecosystem designed to facilitate clinical and research collaboration between health systems, patients and biopharma. She has held previous roles at leading biotechnology and precision oncology diagnostics firms such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, Life Technologies and Oncocyte. As a consultant and entrepreneur, Sara has also worked with many early-stage companies in developing and commercializing genomic tests and applications.

Sara served as the 2021 President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, where she focused on growing a diverse workforce and advocating for equitable access to genetic counselor services. She received her Masters in Genetic Counseling from the University of Arizona and completed a Masters in Human Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles.


Relatively Speaking: Building the Future of Genetic Counseling, Inside Precision Medicine

Should You Try an At-Home Genetic Test for COVID-19?, Discover Magazine

Genetic Testing Companies are Facing a Racial Bias Problem in Disease Risk Tests,

The 4 Best At-Home DNA Test Kits for Genetics, Health, and Ancestry, According to Geneticists and Genealogists, Business Insider

Unmet Needs in Biomarker Testing and the Role of Genetic Counselors, Obr Oncology Interview Series

AliveAndKickin Podcast Guest Speaker

New House Bill Aims to Expand Access to Genetic Counseling, Drive Down Healthcare Costs, Policy and Medicine

ACMG Lobbying State Legislatures on Genetic Counselors’ Scope of Practice Draws Criticism, GenomeWeb

At-Home DNA Test Kits: How to Choose the Best Kit for You, CNN Underscored

COVID-19 Vaccines Can’t Alter Your DNA, Here’s Why, Forbes

Health Tests at Your Fingertips, Alive Magazine

Selected Publications

Medicare beneficiary barriers to genetic counselor services: Implications for patient policy, decision-making and care, Journal of Genetic Counseling

National Society of Genetic Counselors Presidential Address: Seeking opportunities for growth and leading each other, Journal of Genetic Counseling