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Nancy Carteron, MD, FACR

Nancy Carteron, MD, FACR

Senior Consultant, Rheumatology Immunology and Autoimmune Disease
Associate Clinical Professor UCSF
Medical & Scientific Advisory Board Chairperson
Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation
San Francisco, CA

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NANCY CARTERON, MD FACR is a senior scientific consultant in Rheumatology Immunology, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

An expert in Sjögren's disease, Dr. Carteron currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Medical & Scientific Advisory Board Chairperson of The Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation (SSF), the only non-profit organization focused on increasing research, education and awareness for Sjögren's.  Additionally, she is also Medical  & Scientific Editor for  Sjögren's Quarterly, SSF's medical and scientific newsletter that provides health care professionals with the latest information on Sjögren's research, treatments and products.

Dr. Carteron is co-author of A Body Out of Balance: Understanding and Treating Sjögren's (Penguin Random House 2003), a comprehensive guide to help Sjögren's patients understand and cope with this often-debilitating disease.

An accomplished researcher, Dr. Carteron has been a clinical investigator in numerous studies of new biologic agents for autoimmune disease. Additionally, she has performed extensive studies in the areas of Immunology, Molecular Virology, and Cellular Immunology at the Medical Centers of both Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, San Francisco. Her findings have appeared in numerous medical journals and publications.

In recognition of her commitment and dedication to Sjögren's patients and the Foundation, in 2016 Dr. Carteron was the recipient of SSF's Healthcare Professional Leadership Award.

Dr. Carteron received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins and research and clinical postgraduate training from Johns Hopkins, Duke, Stanford and University of California San Francisco. She is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and board  certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.