Michael J. Fine, MD, MSc, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and serves as the Director of the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.
Over the past 30 years of his professional career, Dr. Fine’s overarching research theme has focused on improving the quality and equity of health and heath care for patients with common medical conditions, such as community-acquired pneumonia, venous thromboembolism, and diabetes. As director of the VA Health Services Research and Development CHERP Center of Innovation, he is particularly interested in conducting research to detect, understand, and eliminate disparities in health and health care among vulnerable patient populations, including racial and ethnic minorities.
Dr. Fine also has a track record of mentoring more than 60 medical students, residents, fellow, post-docs, and junior faculty during his professional career. Many of his former mentees have developed independent investigative careers, won prestigious research awards, and served as national leaders in general internal medicine.
Dr. Fine has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator of dozens of investigator-initiated grants from NIH, AHRQ, and other federal funding agencies and medical foundations, and has published more than 250 peer-review manuscripts, reviews, and editorials in high-impact journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, and Annals of Internal Medicine. His impressive research accomplishments have been recognized by election to two prestigious academic medical societies --- The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and The Association of American Physicians (AAP). Throughout his career, Dr. Fine's work has also been recognized by the receipt of multiple research awards, such as the 2011 John M. Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research presented by the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), and the Outstanding Alumni Researcher Award presented by the Drexel University College of Medicine Alumni Association.