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Lisa Christopher-Stine, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Medicine and NeurologyDr. Lisa Christopher-Stine
Director, Johns Hopkins Myositis Center


Dr. Lisa Christopher-Stine is assistant professor of medicine and neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Dr. Christopher-Stine is the director of the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center, a multidisciplinary clinic formally established in 2007 on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus. Over the past 10 years, she has been involved in clinical research related to idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (“myositis”) and has authored or co-authored over 35 publications. Dr. Christopher-Stine and her colleagues recently discovered that some statin-related myopathies are, in fact, autoimmune in nature. This discovery is a true example of the excellent collaboration and translational research opportunities at Johns Hopkins that has helped to solve a medical mystery and has benefitted patients directly.

In her role as the attending inpatient rheumatologist, she cares for patients with  a wide variety of autoimmune rheumatic diseases including vasculitis, systemic sclerosis, and lupus. In addition, she enjoys teaching both formally and informally at all levels of medical education from students to fellows to faculty. She takes pleasure in the interplay of her roles as clinician, scientist, and educator.

She is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and graduated cum laude. She attended medical school at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society. She later completed her internal medicine training at MCP Hahnemann University Hospitals and was chosen as Chief Resident. She joined the Johns Hopkins Division of Rheumatology after completing her Rheumatology Fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University in June, 2003. She was awarded a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2004.


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