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Leon G. Fine, MD

Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Director, Graduate Research Education

Professor, Medicine

Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Vice Dean, Research and Graduate Research Education

Leon G. Fine, MD

Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Director, Graduate Research Education

Professor, Medicine

Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Vice Dean, Research and Graduate Research Education

  • IM/Nephrology

Kidney (Renal) Failure

The principal research interest of Leon Fine, MD, is in the biology of chronic renal disease. He has made important contributions to the understanding of adaptations of ion transport in the diseased nephron, renal hypertrophy, and the cell biology of fibrogenesis and scarring of the kidney. Fine's interest has focused upon chronic hypoxia as driving force for organ fibrosis and possibility of diseased organ regeneration via restoration of microvasculature. He also made contributions to the history of medicine and renal diseases.

  • Medical School: University of Cape Town, 1966
  • Residency: Tel Aviv University, 1968

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Nephron Journals, 2004-14
  • Editor-in-Chief: Experimental Nehrology, 1993-2002
  • Non-Executive Director, National Insitute of Clinical Excellence, 2002
  • Founding Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences, UK, 1999
  • Association of American Physicians, 1998
  • President, Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland, 1993
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation, 1982

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  • Fine LG, Orphanides C, Norman JT. Progressive renal disease: the chronic hypoxia hypothesis. Kidney Int Suppl. 1998 Apr;65:S74-78.
  • Kitamura M, Taylor S, Unwin R, Burton S, Shimizu F, Fine LG. Gene transfer into the rat renal glomerulus via a mesangial cell vector: site-specific delivery, in situ amplification, and sustained expression of an exogenous gene in vivo. J Clin Invest. 1994 Aug;94(2):497-505.
  • Long DA, Norman JT, Fine LG. Restoring the renal microvasculature to treat chronic kidney disease. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2012 Feb 7;8(4):244-250.
  • Norman JT, Fine LG. Intrarenal oxygenation in chronic renal failure. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2006 Oct;33(10):989-996.
  • Fine LG. Ernest Henry Starling (1866-1927) on the formation and reabsorption of lymph. Nephron Physiol. 2014;126(3):9-17.
  • Fine LG. Avicenna (980-1037) on the role of the liver in separating fluid from the blood, with insight into the process from E.H. Starling (1866-1907) a millennium later. Nephron Physiol. 2016;133(2)139-145.

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