James Fine, MD, MS

Professor and Chairman, Department of Laboratory Medicine

Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Chief Information Officer, IT Services, UW Medicine Health Systems



Computer applications in medicine.


  • Computers in Medicine Fellowship from National Library of Medicine, administrated by University of Minnesota, 1974-1977
  • Residency, Laboratory Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1974-1977
  • Residency, Radiology, University of Minnesota, 1973-1974
  • Internship, St. Paul Ramsey Hospital, Medicine, 1972-1974
  • MS, University of Minnesota, Biometry and Health Information Systems, 1977
  • MD, University of Minnesota, 1972 o BA, University of Minnesota, Mathematics, cum laude, 1968


Computer applications in medicine.

Representative publications:

  1. Chen-Levy Z, Wener MH, Toivola B, Daum P, Reyes M, Fine JS. Factors affecting urinary myoglobin stability in vitro. Am J Clin Pathol. Mar;123(3): 432-8, 2005.
  2. Astion M, Kim S, Nelson A, Henderson P, Phillips C, Bien C, Mandel L, Orkand AR, and Fine JS. A two-year study of microscopic urinalysis competency using the Urinalysis-Review computer program. Clin Chem 45(6, pt. 1): 757-70, 1999.
  3. Coplin WM, Longstreth. Jr. WT, Lam AM, Chandler WL, Mayberg TS, Fine JS, Winn HR. Cerebrospinal fluid creatine kinase-BB isoenzyme activity and outcome after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Arch Neurol 56(11): 1348-52, 1999.
  4. Phillips C, Henderson PJ, Mandel L, Kim S, Schaad D, Cooper M, Bien C, Orkand A, Wener MH, Fine JS, and Astion ML. Teaching the microscopic examination of urine sediment to second year medical students using the Urinalysis-Tutor computer program. Clin Chem 44: 1692-1700, 1998.
  5. Tirschwell DL, Longstreth WT, Rauch-Matthews ME, Chandler WL, Rothstein T, Wray L, Eng LJ, Fine J, Copass MK. Cerebrospinal fluid creatine kinase BB isoenzyme activity and neurologic prognosis after cardiac arrest. Neurol 48: 352-357, 1997.