Audrey B. Uknis, MD, TUSM '87
Senior Associate Dean, Admissions and Strategy
Professor of Medicine
Dr. Uknis completed her medical education and postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Temple University School of Medicine, including a research fellowship at Temple's Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center. Her early career included the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Physician Scientist Development Award and an NIH Clinical Scientist Development Award. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and has earned recognition as the recipient of the 2005 Joseph Lee Hollander Award from the PA Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation for excellence and achievement in the field of rheumatology. She is listed in Best Doctors in America and Who's Who of American Women.
Dr. Uknis remains actively engaged in patient care activities and in medical student, resident and fellow education. She has been the co-course director for Temple’s Doctoring course, the largest longitudinal component of the medical school’s curriculum, and currently serves as the co-director of Temple’s Lupus Clinic. She has been the Dean for Admissions at Temple since 1998.
Dr. Uknis currently serves as the president of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). She has chaired the ACR’s Continuous Professional Development Committee, helping to create novel CME tools that meet the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) requirements for Maintenance of Certification, and she represents the ACR on the ABIM’s Liaison Committee on Recertification. She has served on the ACR Board of Directors, as co-chair of the ACR’s recent strategic planning effort, and completed a two year term as treasurer for the ACR and the ACR Research and Education Foundation in 2012.