Vivien Triano, M.S., L.C.G.C.

Vivien Narcisa Triano, M.S., L.C.G.C.


Genetic Counseling

Genomic Medicine

Pediatric Genetics and Genomic Medicine


MIND Institute


  • Genetic Counselor, Division of Genomic Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
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Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care

Vivien Triano recognizes that genetic and genomic information is complex and the evaluation process can be daunting.

Her role is to help individuals and their families understand and evaluate their options and to facilitate individualized decisions based on their unique circumstances.

She strives to provide her patients with the support and resources they need to navigate the rapidly changing world of genomic medicine. 

Clinical Interests

Vivien Triano is a licensed and board certified genetic counselor in the Division of Genomic Medicine. She works with pediatric and adult patients and their families who are at risk for or have a personal or family history of genetic or genomic disease.

She is currently building the Division's TeleGenomics program, aimed at providing genetic and genomic services through telemedicine technology to patients and their families who reside in locations where access to a clinical geneticist or genetic counselor is limited or unavailable.  

She has an interest in the genetic and genomic factors contributing to autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. 

Center/Program Affiliation

Genome Center
UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.S., Genetic Counseling, Arcadia University, Glenside PA 2013

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2007

Board Certifications

American Board of Genetic Counseling, 2014

State of California Licensed Genetic Counselor, 2015

Professional Memberships

National Society of Genetic Counselors

Select Recent Publications

Narcisa V, Discenza M, Vaccari E, Rosen-Sheidley B, Hardan AY, Couchon E. Parental interest in a genetic risk assessment test for autism spectrum disorders. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Feb;52(2):139-46.

Narcisa V, Aguilar D, Nguyen DV, Campos L, Brodovsky J, White S, Adams P, Tassone F, Hagerman PJ, Hagerman RJ. A Quantitative Assessment of Tremor and Ataxia in Female FMR1 Premutation Carriers Using CATSYS. Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. Epub 2011 May 8.

Basuta K, Narcisa V, Chavez A, Kumar M, Gane L, Hagerman R, Tassone F. Clinical phenotypes of a juvenile sibling pair carrying the fragile X premutation. Am J Med Genet A. 2011 Mar;155A(3):519-25. Epub 2011 Feb 22.