Dr. Christopher-Stine joined us live online for a video education session titled, “Polymyositis: The evolution of this diagnosis in light of recent research.”
Discussion in this session is not limited to polymyositis. It also includes information about necrotizing autoimmune myopathy (immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy), inclusion body myositis, Bohen and Peter Classification and the new myositis classification, myositis autoantibodies, overlap syndrome, and a great overview of the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.
Watch the recorded version below.
Watch Polymyositis: The evolution of this diagnosis in light of recent research
About Dr. Lisa Christopher-Stine
Dr. Christopher-Stine is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Neurology and is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center, a multidisciplinary clinic formally established in 2007 on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus and one of the largest, most comprehensive centers of its kind worldwide. Over the past 14 years, she has been involved in clinical research related to idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (“myositis”) and has authored or co-authored over 40 publications.
Dr. Christopher-Stine and her colleagues recently discovered that some statin-related myopathies are, in fact, autoimmune in nature. 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. In her role as the attending inpatient consult rheumatologist, she investigates a wide variety of autoimmune rheumatic diseases including vasculitis, systemic sclerosis, and lupus. In addition, she serves as a member of The Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board and enjoys teaching both formally and informally 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.