Derek Michael Fine, M.D.

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  • Clinical Director, Division of Nephrology
  • Professor of Medicine


Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), Acute Renal Failure, Glomerulonephritis, HIV Related Kidney Disease, Hyponatremia, Kidney Biopsy, Lupus Nephritis, Nephrology, Rhabdomyolysis, Scleroderma Related Kidney Disease more

Research Interests

HIV kidney diseases; Lupus nephritis

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Dr. Derek M. Fine is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include glomerular kidney disease, particularly lupus nephritis and other immune-mediated kidney diseases, HIV-related kidney disease, scleroderma-related kidney disease, acute kidney injury, hyponatremia, kidney biopsy, and rhabdomyolysis.

Dr. Fine serves as the Clinical Director of the Division of Nephrology. 

Dr. Fine earned his M.D. at Johns Hopkins. He completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in nephrology at Johns Hopkins.

His research interests include HIV-related kidney diseases and lupus nephritis.

He is a member of the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence and was named 2018 Physician of the Year at Johns Hopkins Hospital. more


  • Clinical Director, Division of Nephrology
  • Medical Director, Fresenius Kidney Care Caroline Street Dialysis Unit
  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1994)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1997)


  • Nephrology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1999)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1997)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Nephrology) (2000)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Fine's research has focused on optimizing renal outcomes in patients with kidney diseases, particularly those related to HIV and SLE. He have published many original research articles and reviews related to these areas. He also published broadly on the natural history and clinical outcomes of in HIV- infected individuals with kidney diseases in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. In addition, he has been a co-investigator on several NIH grants and PI on grants offered by the National Kidney Foundation Maryland Chapter.

His other research interests included the study rhabdomylysis and safety and outcomes of kidney biopsy.

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