Assistant Professor of Neurology
Education and Experience
- Hahnemann University School of Medicine (Philadelphia PA)/ (1997)
- Drexel University College of Medicine (Philadelphia PA)/ Internal Medicine (2001)
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore MD)/ Medicine Rheumatology (2003)
- Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2003)
Medicine - Rheumatology
- Myositis Center
Dr. Christopher-Stine has established a prospective myositis cohort at Johns Hopkins Hospital to undertake a longitudinal cohort study and initiate future intervention protocols for patients with autoimmune myositis. She is the principal investigator or co-principal investigator for multiple myositis clinical trials taking place at Johns Hopkins.
She has been instrumental in developing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary center for clinical research in which clinical, serologic, imaging, and pathologic information is collected in a systematic manner, with standardized follow-up at quarterly clinic visits. Additionally, blood samples are collected, on average, twice yearly, including storage for future studies.
2008 Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Americas Top Doctors
2008 Marquis Who''s Who of American Women, 27th Edition (2008-2009)
2007 Marquis Who''s Who in Science and Engineering, 10th Anniversary (2008-2009) Edition
2001 The Golden Stethoscope Award Winner
Presented by the Class of 2001 for excellence in teaching
2000 The Golden Stethoscope Award Nominee
1998 C. Nelson Davis Award
Awarded to a Philadelphia area physician who demonstrates excellence in research and service devoted to addictive disorders
1998 Wyeth-Ayerst Award for Excellence in Infectious Diseases
1997 Elizabeth Blackwell Memorial Award to the Outstanding Senior Woman
1997 Hahnemann Physicians Society Award
1997 Van Buren O. Hammet Memorial Award Prize for Outstanding Performance in
1997 William Likoff, M.D. Award
For distinction in patient care and commitment to academic excellence
1996 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
1996 Alpha Phi Sorority Howell Memorial Scholarship
1995 William Goldman Foundation Scholarship
1995 Betty Ford Center Professional-in-Residence participant
1992 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
- General Internal Medicine
2007 Johns Hopkins WorkLife Advisory Group
2006 ACR Abstract Selection Committee on Myositis and Myopathies
2005-present Johns Hopkins University Barker Firm Faculty
2005-present Johns Hopkins University Intern Selection Sub-committee
2000-2001 Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, MCP Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1998-2001 Graduate Medical Education Committee, MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2003-present American College of Rheumatology, Fellow Member
2001-2003 American College of Rheumatology, Trainee Member
2001-present Maryland Society for The Rheumatic Diseases, Member
2006-present Maryland Society for The Rheumatic Diseases, President
1999-2001 American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine
1997-2000 Pennsylvania Medical Society
1997-2001 Philadelphia County Medical Society, Standing Committee on Membership and Standards, Vice Chair (2000-2001)
1996-present Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
1992-1997 American Medical Womens Association; Chapter President 1993-94
Kalluri M, Sahn SA, Oddis CV, Gharib, Christopher-Stine, L, Danoff SK, Casciola-Rosen L, Hong G3, Dellaripa PF, Highland KB. Clinical profile of anti-PL-12 autoantibody: Cohort Study and Review of the Literature. Chest 2009 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]
Siedner MJ, Gelber AC, Rovin BH, McKinley AM, Christopher-Stine L, Astor B Petri M, and Fine DM. Diagnostic Accuracy Study of Urine Dipstick in Relation to 24-Hour Measurement as a Screening Tool for Proteinuria in Lupus Nephritis. J Rheumatol 2008;35:84-90
Siedner MJ, Christopher-Stine L, Astor BC, Gelber AC, Fine DM. Screening for proteinuria in patients with lupus: a survey of practice preferences among American rheumatologists. J Rheumatol. 2007 May;34(5):973-7
Christopher-Stine L. Siedner M, Lin J, Haas M, Parekh H, Petri M, Fine DM. Renal Biopsy in Lupus Patients with Low Levels of Proteinuria. J Rheumatol. 2007 Feb;34(2):332-5.
Christopher-Stine L, Astor B Petri M, Fine D. Protein:Creatinine Ratio is A Reliable Measure of Proteinuria in Lupus Nephritis. J Rheumatol 2004;31:1557-9.
Christopher-Stine L, Wigley F. TNF Antagonists Induce Lupus-Like Syndrome in Patients with Scleroderma Overlap/MCTD. J Rheumatol 2003, 30(12): 2725.
Christopher-Stine L. Statin Myopathy: An Update. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2006 (18): 647-653.
Christopher-Stine L and Plotz, PH. Myositis: An update on Pathogenesis. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2004 Nov; 16:700-706
Christopher-Stine L and Plotz, PH. Adult Inflammatory Myopathies. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2004 Jun;18(3):331-34.
Gelber AC, Christopher-Stine L, Fine DM. Sequential Therapies for Proliferative Lupus Nephritis. N Engl J Med 2004;350(24):2518-19.
Phi Beta Kappa
The American College of Rheumatology (Fellow)
The Myositis Association (Board Member)
Maryland Society for the Rheumatic Diseases (President)