Specialized Laboratory Testing for Optimal Intestinal and Overall Health
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13657 Jupiter Road.
Suite 106
Dallas, TX 75238
PH: 972-686-6869
Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Kenneth Fine
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:
Medical Director and Director of Operations
EnteroLab Reference Laboratory
www.enterolab.com

Director of Operations and Director of Medical Research
Intestinal Health Institute
www.intestinalhealth.org

Director of Operations and Chief Consultant
FinerHealth and Nutrition
www.finerhealth.com

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS:
Attending Physician and Staff Gastroenterologist
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas 1992-2002

Medical Director, Gastrointestinal Physiology Laboratory
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas 1996-1999

Staff Researcher, Division of GI Research
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas 1992-2000

Attending Physician, Staff Gastroenterologist
Dallas VA Medical Center 1992-1998

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School 1992-2000

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Degree: B.A. - Biology
MEDICAL EDUCATION:
University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Medicine
Degree: M.D.
POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL TRAINING:
Internal Medicine Internship And Residency: 7/1/86 - 6/30/89
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas
Gastroenterology - Research And Clinical Fellowship: 7/1/89 - 6/30/92
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas
MEDICAL LICENSES:
Missouri
  • Issued - August 1986

Texas
  • Issued - July 1987
LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS:
National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Part I 1983
  • Part II 1985

Federal Licensure Examination 1987

Texas Medical Jurisprudence Exam 1987
BOARD CERTIFICATION:
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine 1989
  • Gastroenterology 1993
RESEARCH GRANT AWARDS:
1990 Biomedical Research Support Grant - National Institutes of Health
1994 Smith Kline Beecham Clinical Research Award -
American Gastroenterological Association Foundation
1997 National Institutes of Health RO3 - Treatment of Microscopic Colitis
MEDICAL JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD POSITIONS:
Peptide Therapy: Index and Reviews 1997 - present

Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings 1996 - 2000
COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES
Religious Singing for Local Synagogues 1993-present

Medical Advisor to Local CSA Celiac Sprue Support Group 1994-present

Email correspondence with online Microscopic Colitis Newsletter Support Group 1999-present

Organized and run a neighborhood organic produce co-op 2000-present
PUBLICATIONS:

JOURNAL ARTICLES
  1. Zarabi CM, Huntrakoon M, Fine KD. Disseminated rhabdomyosarcoma of the urinary bladder in an adult. Southern Med J 1987;80:526-529.
  2. Fine KD. Arthritis in the elderly, is it degenerative or rheumatoid? Baylor University Medical Center Proc 1988;1:25-34.
  3. Hammer HF, Fine KD, Santa Ana CA, Porter JL, Schiller LR, Fordtran JS. Carbohydrate malabsorption. Its measurement and its contribution to diarrhea. J Clin Invest 1990;86:1936-1944.
  4. Fine KD. Benzodiazepine withdrawal. Baylor University Medical Center Proc 1991;4:27-30.
  5. Fine KD, Santa Ana CA, Fordtran JS. Diagnosis of magnesium-induced diarrhea. N Engl J Med 1991;324:1012-1017.
  6. Fine KD, Santa Ana CA, Porter JL, Fordtran JS. Intestinal absorption of magnesium from food and supplements. J Clin Invest 1991;88:396-402.
  7. Fine KD, Fordtran JS. The effect of diarrhea on fecal fat excretion. Gastroenterology 1992;102:1936-1939.
  8. Fine KD, Santa Ana CA, Porter JL, Fordtran JS. Effect of D-glucose on intestinal permeability and its passive absorption in the human small intestine in vivo. Gastroenterology 1993;105:1117-1125.
  9. Fine KD, Santa Ana CA, Porter JL, Fordtran JS. Mechanism by which glucose stimulates the passive absorption of small solutes by the human jejunum in vivo. Gastroenterology 1994;107:389-395.
  10. Emmett M, Hootkins RE, Fine KD, Santa Ana CA, Porter JS, Fordtran JS. Effect of three laxatives and a cation exchange resin on fecal sodium and potassium excretion. Gastroenterology 1995;108:752-760.
  11. Fine KD, Solano M, Polter DE, Tillery GW. Malignant histiocytosis in a patient with hepatic dysfunction and peliosis hepatis. Am J Gastroenterol 1995;90:485-488.
  12. Fine KD, Santa Ana CA, Porter JL, Fordtran JS. Effect of changing intestinal flow rate on a measurement of intestinal permeability. Gastroenterology 1995;108:983-989.
  13. Wenzl HH, Fine KD, Schiller LR, Fordtran JS. Determinants of decreased fecal consistency in diarrhea. Gastroenterology 1995;108:1729-1738.
  14. Fine KD. The prevalence of occult gastrointestinal bleeding in celiac sprue. N Engl J Med 1996;334:1163-1167.
  15. Wenzl HH, Fine KD, Santa Ana CA, Porter JL, Fordtran JS. Effect of fludrocortisone and spironolactone on sodium and potassium losses in secretory diarrhea. Dig Dis Sci 1997;42:119-128.
  16. Fine KD, Byrd TD, Stone MJ. Successful treatment of chronic severe neutropenia with weekly granulocyte-colony stimulating factor. Br J Haematol 1997; 97:175-178.
  17. Fine KD, Meyer RL, Lee EL. The prevalence and causes of chronic diarrhea in treated celiac sprue. Gastroenterology 1997; 112:1830-1837.
  18. Fine KD, Lee EL. Efficacy of open-label bismuth subsalicylate for the treatment of microscopic colitis. Gastroenterology. 1998; 114:29-36.
  19. Fine KD, Sarles HE, Cryer, B. Investigation of diarrhea caused by mesalamine in a patient with chronic non-granulomatous enterocolitis. N Engl J Med. 1998;338:923-925.
  20. Fine KD, Ogunji F, George J, Niehaus MD, Guerrant RL. Utility of a rapid fecal latex agglutination test detecting the neutrophil protein, lactoferrin, for diagnosing inflammatory causes of chronic diarrhea. Am J Gastroenterol 1998;93:1300-1305.
  21. Gruy-Kapral C, Emmett M, Santa Ana CA, Porter JL, Fordtran JS, Fine KD. Evaluation of cathartic-resin therapy for management of hyperkalemia. J Am Soc Nephrol 1998;9:1924-1930.
  22. Fine KD, Meyer R, Lee EL. Colonic histopathology in untreated celiac sprue and refractory sprue: Is it lymphocytic colitis or colonic lymphocytosis? Human Pathology 1998;29:1433-1440.
  23. Fine KD, Ogunji F, Florio R, Porter J, Santa Ana C. Investigation and diagnosis of diarrhea caused by sodium phosphate. Dig Dis Sci 1998;43:2708-2714.
  24. Fine KD, Schiller LR. AGA technical review on the evaluation and management of chronic diarrhea. Gastroenterology 1999;116:1464-1486.
  25. Fine KD, Stone MJ. Alpha-heavy chain disease, mediterranean lymphoma, and immunoproliferative small intestinal disease:a review of clinicopathologic features, pathogenesis, and differential diagnosis. Am J Gastroenterol 1999;94:1139-1152.
  26. Fine KD, Nelson AC, Mossburg A, Ellington RT. Comparison of the color of fecal blood with the anatomical location of gastrointestinal bleeding lesions: potential misdiagnosis using only flexible sigmoidoscopy for bright red blood per rectum. Am J Gastroenterol. 1999;94:3202-3210.
  27. Fine KD, Seidel RH, Do K. The prevalence, anatomic distribution, and diagnosis of colonic causes of chronic diarrhea. Gastrointest Endosc. 2000;51:318-326.
  28. Fine KD, Ogunji F. A New Method of Quantitative Fecal Fat Microscopy and its Correlation with Chemically Measured Fecal Fat Output. Am J Clin Pathol. 2000;113:528-534.
  29. Fine K, Lafon G, Ogunji F, Do K, Schulte K, Osowski L, McCormack J, Guerra R. High Prevalence of Celiac Sprue-Like HLA-DQ Genes and Enteropathy in Patients with the Microscopic Colitis Syndrome. Am J Gastroenterol 2000;95:1974-1982.
  30. Fine KD, Ogunji F, Saloum YA, Beharry S, Crippin JS, Weinstein JS. Celiac Sprue: Another Autoimmune Syndrome Associated with Hepatitis C. Am J Gastroenterol 2001;96:138-145.
CHAPTERS
  1. Fine KD, Krejs GJ, Fordtran JS. Diarrhea, Chapter 20 in Sleisenger MH, Fordtran JS. Gastrointestinal Disease. Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, 4th Edition. Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Co., 1989.
  2. Fine KD, Krejs GJ, Fordtran JS. Diarrhea, Chapter 49 in Sleisenger MH, Fordtran JS. Gastrointestinal Disease. Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, 5th Edition. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co., 1993.
  3. Fine KD, Schiller LR. Diarrhea. In: Consultations in Gastroenterology. Snape W Jr, ed. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co. 1996.
  4. Fine KD. Diarrhea, Chapter 10 in Feldman M, Scharschmidt BF, Sleisenger MH. Gastrointestinal Disease. 6th Edition. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co., 1998.
ABSTRACTS
  1. Fine KD, Santa Ana CA, Porter JL, Schiller LR, Fordtran JS. Evaluation of passive glucose absorption in the human jejunum in vivo. Gastroenterology 1991;100:A685(Abstr).
  2. Brandabur JJ, Fine KD, Loeb PM, Miranda S, McCarthy JH. Pancreaticoduodenectomy - better results than expected. Gastroenterology 1991; 100:A352(Abstr).
  3. Fine KD and Lee EL. An Open Label Trial of Bismuth Subsalicylate for the Treatment of Microscopic Colitis. Gastroentrology 1997; 112: A362 (Abstr).
  4. Fine K, Ogunji F, Lee E, Lafon G, Tanzi M. Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Bismuth Subsalicylate for Microscopic Colitis. 1999; 116: A880 (Abstr).
  5. Fine K, Lafon G, Ogunji F, Do K, Schulte K, Osowski L, McCormack J, Guerra R. The Genetic and Histopathologic Relationship of Microscopic Colitis and Celiac Sprue or Refractory Sprue. 1999; 116: A879 (Abstr).
  6. Fine KD, Ogunji FO, Saloum YA, Beharry SL, Crippin JS, Weinstein JW. Celiac Sprue: Another Autoimmune Syndrome Associated with Hepatitis C. Gastroenterology 2000;118:A697 (Abstr).
LETTERS IN RESPONSE TO JOURNAL CORRESPONDENCE
  1. Fordtran JS, Fine KD. Sodium-glucose cotransport and epithelial permeability. Gastroenterology 1994;107:319-324.
  2. Fine KD. Occult gastrointestinal bleeding in celiac sprue. N Engl J Med 1996;335:752-753.
  3. Fine KD. Chronic diarrhea in treated celiacs: Are they really celiacs? Gastroenterology 1998;114:420-421.
  4. Fine KD. Microscopic and collagenous colitis in treated celiac disease due to food allergy? Gastroenterology 1999;116:778.
  5. Fine KD. Colonoscopy and Chronic Diarrhea. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2000;52:589-590.
EDITORIALS
  1. Small Bowel Enteropathy in Patients with Microscopic Colitis: Is It Gluten-Sensitive? J Clin Gastroenterol 2001;32:193-195.