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 Syndrome 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 syndrome. Sjögren’s syndrome 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 syndrome 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 syndrome, are suspected of having Sjögren’s syndrome, 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 eyes, mouth, and systemic disease. 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 syndrome and associated autoimmune diseases.


How do I schedule an appointment?

Please call the University Eye Center, 510-642-2020 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.



To learn more about Sjögren’s, please visit the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation website:



gren’s syndrome clinical trial testing a new treatment for dry eye: