Sara McCoy, MD

  • Rheumatology and Arthritis
Sara S. McCoy, MD


Sara McCoy, MD, is a clinical rheumatologist at UW Health and the director of the Sjogren’s Syndrome Clinic. This autoimmune condition affectis the glands that produce saliva and tears and, in some cases, the skin and other organs.

Dr. McCoy diagnoses and treats patients in all stages of this systemic autoimmune disorder. Because each patient's path is unique, Dr. McCoy encourages patients to share their story as the first step towards understanding how the disease manifests. She strives to make people as comfortable as possible through collaboration, open communication and a tailored treatment plan that reflects her patient’s goals.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. McCoy is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Rheumatology. Her research work focuses on improving diagnostic tests for Sjogren’s syndrome and understanding how salivary gland mesenchymal stromal cells (cells living in the affected glands) impact the functionality of the immune system.

In her free time, Dr. McCoy enjoys skiing and going on walks with her three children.

Many patients feel like they’re struggling against a current when they first visit. My goal is to clear their path and make that journey a little easier.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
Medical School
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN