Speakers Bureau Members

Are you looking to speak to a rheumatologist about the Simple Tasks campaign? The Simple Tasks speakers bureau includes a number of rheumatologists from around the United States who are available to speak on a variety of rheumatology issues.

For more information about the Speakers Bureau or to book a speaker, contact Jocelyn Givens at 404-633-3777 or jgivens@rheumatology.org.


David Borenstein

David_Borenstein MD Dr. Borenstein received his Doctor of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, on The Osler Medicine Service at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Borenstein is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and a past president of the American College of Rheumatology.



Lenore Buckley

Lenore Buckley Dr. Lenore Buckley is a board certified adult and pediatric rheumatologist at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Buckley received an MPH with a concentration in clinical research from Harvard School of Public Health and has done research in the prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid osteoporosis.



Timothy Laing

Timothy Laing Timothy Laing, MD is a member of the rheumatology faculty at the University of Michigan where he also serves as the senior associate chair for clinical programs in the department of internal medicine. He is also a faculty group practice board member and chairs the clinical practice committee.



Carlos Lozada

Carlos Lozada Dr. Lozada is professor of clinical medicine and associate chief for education in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is also fellowship program director and director of Rheumatology Clinical Services at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.



James R. O’Dell

James R. O James R. O’Dell, MD, is a rheumatologist and professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. O’Dell is actively involved with the American College of Rheumatology and served as American College of Rheumatology president in 2012.



Benjamin J. Smith

Benjamin J. Smith Benjamin J Smith, PA-C, is a physician assistant in Rheumatology at the McIntosh Clinic, P.C. in Thomasville, Georgia. He is also the immediate past president of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) – a division of the American College of Rheumatology.



Eric Ruderman

Eric Ruderman Dr. Eric Ruderman completed a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in rheumatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Ruderman manages clinical trials in rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory arthritis and serves as a vice-chair of Northwestern University’s institutional review board.



Audrey B. Uknis

Audrey Uknis Audrey B. Uknis, MD is the immediate past president of the American College of Rheumatology. She is a rheumatologist and professor at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.