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Assistant Professor of Medicine - Rheumatology
Dr. Christopher-Stine grew up in Pennsylvania where she attended Franklin and Marshall College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She attended medical school at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and went on to complete her residency training in Internal Medicine at MCP Hahnemann Hospitals. She served as chief resident and during that year received the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. It remains one of her most cherished awards. 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. Since 2001, Baltimore has truly become her home, where she has been a Baltimore City resident since her arrival. She lives with her husband Pete and her two little boys Anson and Rocco.
Dr. Christopher-Stine is currently the Co-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. Dr. Christopher-Stine and her colleagues recently discovered that some statin-related myopathies are, in fact, autoimmune and associated with autoantibodies to HMG CoA Reductase. 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. Dr. Christopher-Stine has always enjoyed teaching 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 and is truly delighted to join Taussig College.