Dr. McNamara Dr. Wu

Clinical Faculty:

Nancy McNamara OD, PhD, MS Co-Director of Berkeley Optometry's Dry Eye Clinic

Ava Wu DDS, MS Director, Sjögren’s Clinic, UCSF Oral Medicine Department, Orofacial Sciences Department

Nancy Carteron, MD FACR Rheumatologist with long-standing expertise in Sjögren’s. Rheumatology Chair, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and immediate Past Chair, Medical & Scientific Advisory Board of the Sjögren’s Foundation.

What is this clinic?

The UC Berkeley Sjögren’s Clinic is one of only a few clinics nationwide that offers a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with Sjögren’s. Sjögren’s is a leading cause of autoimmune disease that affects nearly 4 million Americans (9 out of 10 patients are women). While the disease can affect the entire body, patients often experience excessive dryness of the eyes and mouth that results from the damage to glands that produce tears and saliva. Because Sjögren’s affects numerous organs, it is important for patients to be evaluated by an eye care provider, oral medicine specialist, and rheumatologist.

How do I know if this clinic is right for me?

If you have Sjögren’s, are suspected of having Sjögren’s, or suffer from excessive dryness in the mouth and eyes, you may benefit from a full evaluation in our clinic.

What services do you offer?

We offer comprehensive evaluations of the ocular, oral, and rheumatologic components of Sjogren’s. Eyes will be evaluated by a board-certified optometrist, Nancy McNamara OD, PhD. Oral evaluations will be conducted by oral medicine specialist, Ava Wu, DDS. Patients will also be evaluated by Nancy Carteron, MD, a board-certified rheumatologist with specific expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of Sjögren's and associated autoimmune diseases.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Please call Karen Adhikari at the University Eye Center, 510-642-2020, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an appointment with Dr. Nancy McNamara at the Sjögren’s Clinic.

When are appointments available?

The Sjögren's Clinic will be held the last Monday of each month. Appointment times will range between 2 - 2.5 hours.

Medical History Forms:

Please print and fill out this form and bring it with you to your appointment: Sjogrens Health History Form.pdf


To learn more about Sjögren’s, please visit the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation website: https://www.sjogrens.org

Sjögren’s News: News

Sjögren’s clinical trial testing a new treatment for dry eye: http://www.tearsolutions.com/Clinical_Trial_Sites.htm