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Nancy McNamara, OD, Ph.D.



Michigan College of Optometry 1991
UC Berkeley School of Optometry 1996

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Zygourakis CC, Rolston JD, Treadway J, Chang S, Kliot M. What do hotels and hospitals have in common? How we can learn from the hotel industry to take better care of patients. Surg Neurol Int. 2014; 5(Suppl 2):S49-53.
  2. Simon NG, Cage T, Narvid J, Noss R, Chin C, Kliot M. High-resolution ultrasonography and diffusion tensor tractography map normal nerve fascicles in relation to schwannoma tissue prior to resection. J Neurosurg. 2014 May; 120(5):1113-7.
  3. Simon NG, Ralph JW, Chin C, Kliot M. Sonographic diagnosis of true neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. Neurology. 2013 Nov 26; 81(22):1965.
  4. Kliot T, Ince Y, Tihan T, Wilson M, Kliot M. To grow or not to grow, That is the question. Surg Neurol Int. 2013; 4(Suppl 1):S407-10.
  5. McClintic AM, Dickey TC, Gofeld M, Illian PR, Kliot M, Kucewicz JC, Loeser JD, Richebe PG, Mourad PD. Rapid ultrasonic stimulation of inflamed tissue with diagnostic intent. J Acoust Soc Am. 2013 Aug; 134(2):1521-9.
  6. Gofeld M, Bristow SJ, Chiu S, Kliot M. Preoperative ultrasound-guided mapping of peripheral nerves. J Neurosurg. 2013 Sep; 119(3):709-13.
  7. Cage TA, Simon NG, Bourque S, Noss R, Engstrom JW, Ralph JW, Kliot M. Dual reinnervation of biceps muscle after side-to-side anastomosis of an intact median nerve and a damaged musculocutaneous nerve. J Neurosurg. 2013 Oct; 119(4):929-33.
  8. Kliot M. Neurosurgical developments on the horizon. Surg Neurol Int. 2013; 4(Suppl 1):S1.
  9. Tych RE, Gofeld M, Jarvik JG, Kliot M, Loeser JD, McClintic AM, Ollos RJ, Pederson KD, Sparks RE, Terman GW, Mourad PD. Neuropathic tissue responds preferentially to stimulation by intense focused ultrasound. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2013 Jan; 39(1):111-6.
  10. Marzban C, Illian PR, Morison D, Moore A, Kliot M, Czosnyka M, Mourad PD. A method for estimating zero-flow pressure and intracranial pressure. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2013 Jan; 25(1):25-32.
  11. McClintic AM, Dickey TC, Gofeld M, Kliot M, Loeser JD, Richebe P, Mourad PD. Intense focused ultrasound preferentially stimulates subcutaneous and focal neuropathic tissue: preliminary results. Pain Med. 2013 Jan; 14(1):84-92.
  12. Garcia JD, Gofeld M, Illian PR, Loeser JD, Kliot M, McClintic AM, Ward A, Yao A, Mourad PD. Intense focused ultrasound as a potential research tool for the quantification of diurnal inflammatory pain. Ultrasonics. 2013 Jan; 53(1):84-9.
  13. Dickey TC, Tych R, Kliot M, Loeser JD, Pederson K, Mourad PD. Intense focused ultrasound can reliably induce sensations in human test subjects in a manner correlated with the density of their mechanoreceptors. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2012 Jan; 38(1):85-90.
  14. Chang W, Sretevan D, Kliot M. A tribute to Dr. David Kline: a new approach to an old peripheral nerve problem--splicing instead of regenerating disrupted axons. Neurosurgery. 2009 Oct; 65(4 Suppl):A52-4.
  15. Jarvik JG, Comstock BA, Kliot M, Turner JA, Chan L, Heagerty PJ, Hollingworth W, Kerrigan CL, Deyo RA. Surgery versus non-surgical therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomised parallel-group trial. Lancet. 2009 Sep 26; 374(9695):1074-81.
  16. Chang WC, Kliot M, Sretavan DW. Microtechnology and nanotechnology in nerve repair. Neurol Res. 2008 Dec; 30(10):1053-62.
  17. Hof JJ, Kliot M, Slimp J, Haynor DR. What's new in MRI of peripheral nerve entrapment? Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2008 Oct; 19(4):583-95, vi.
  18. Robinson L, Kliot M. Stop using arbitrary grading schemes in carpal tunnel syndrome. Muscle Nerve. 2008 Jun; 37(6):804.
  19. Spinner RJ, Amrami KK, Wang H, Kliot M, Carmichael SW. Cross-over: a generalizable phenomenon necessary for secondary intraneural ganglion cyst formation. Clin Anat. 2008 Mar; 21(2):111-8.
  20. Jarvik JG, Comstock BA, Heagerty PJ, Haynor DR, Fulton-Kehoe D, Kliot M, Franklin GM. Magnetic resonance imaging compared with electrodiagnostic studies in patients with suspected carpal tunnel syndrome: predicting symptoms, function, and surgical benefit at 1 year. J Neurosurg. 2008 Mar; 108(3):541-50.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.