Dr. Makris is originally from Los Angeles, CA and received her medical training at the George Washington University Medical Center followed by residency in Internal Medicine at University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Drawn to both Rheumatology and Geriatrics, Dr. Makris completed her fellowship in Rheumatology at Yale University with a clinical research focus on degenerative, musculoskeletal conditions that affect older persons. She is particularly interested in elucidating the epidemiology of back pain in older persons with the goal of, ultimately, improving outcomes of back pain in this population. Dr. Makris brings to UTSW a strong background in general Rheumatology clinical practice and a unique clinical research interest that bridges Geriatrics and Rheumatology. Outside of medicine, Dr. Makris enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, traveling to visit extended family, outdoor activities, and nature.
|Undergraduate||University of California-San Diego (2000), Microbiology|
|Medical School||George Washington University (2004)|
- Epidemiology of back pain in older persons
- Health services research
- Patient-centered outcomes for degenerative musculoskeletal conditions in older persons
- Epidemiology of restricting back pain in community-living older persons.
- Makris UE, Fraenkel L, Han L, Leo-Summers L, Gill TM J Am Geriatr Soc 2011 Apr 59 4 610-4
- Adverse effects of topical nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in older adults with osteoarthritis: a systematic literature review.
- Makris UE, Kohler MJ, Fraenkel L J. Rheumatol. 2010 Jun 37 6 1236-43
- Case Report: Traveling as a Risk Factor for Venous Thromboembolic Disease
- Ercegovac UC, Metcalfe TL, Penn BH, Smith KM, Elmore JG Respiratory Care 2006 51(10) 1177-80
- American College of Rheumatology (2007)