Edward J. Fine MD

Edward Fine

Edward J. Fine
MD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

General Neurology; Neurology; Neuromuscular Disorders

Contact Information
Jacobs Neurological Institute
5851 Main St.
Suite 100
Williamsville, NY, New York 14221
Phone: (716) 932-6080, ext 102
Fax: (716) 332-4245
efine@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

Edward J. Fine, MD is Associate Professor of Neurology at State University at Buffalo. He is Board-Certified in Neurology with Extra Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neuromuscular disorders primarily and with epilepsy secondarily.
Dr. Fine was born in Cincinnati, OH. He graduated cum laude from the Ohio University as a President’s Scholar. He was a Roessler Scholar and a graduate of The Ohio State University Medical School. His internship (PGY I training) was at Albert Einstein Medical School, Bronx, NY in Medicine. His PGY II was in neuropathology. He served Active Duty in the US Navy Medical Corps where he rose from Lt-jg to Commander. He served as Medical Officer to Destroyer Squadron 12 at sea and in the Naval Hospital at Newport, RI.
He trained in Neurology at the Albany Medical Center in from 1970-2. He returned to Neuropathology as a Teaching Fellow at Brown University Medical School. Then he became Chief Resident in Neurology at the New Jersey University of Medicine and Dentistry in 1973.
He joined and served on the faculty of the Rutgers Medical School (now Robert Wood Johnson, Jr., School of Medicine) in 1973-1978. At Brigham and Women’s Hospitals and Harvard Medical School, he mastered Clinical Neurophysiology from 1978-1979. Then he returned to Rutgers serving as Director of Neurological Services at the Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Institute of Rehabilitation from 1980-1983.
He joined the University at Buffalo in 1983. In 1993 and 1994 he received additional training in human physiology at the NIH-NINDS, Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Fine has written 130 peer reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts. He has published articles related to peripheral neuropathy, vitamin B12 deficiency and motor control. Dr Fine has an academic interest in the history of the neurosciences, serving as President of the International Society of the History of the Neurosciences in 2004 and on the editorial board of the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences from 2003 to present and Chair of Section of History of Neurology, American Academy of Neurology.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women‘s Hospitals (1979)
  • Residency, Neurology, New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry (1974)
  • Fellowship, Neuroscience & Neuropathology, Brown University and Miriam Hospital (1973)
  • Residency, Neurology, Albany Medical College (1972)
  • MD, The Ohio State University, School of Medicine (1966)

Employment:

  • Associate Professor, Neurology, The State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1995-present)
  • Director, Neurology, The State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1998–2015)

Awards and Honors:

  • H. Richard Tyler, MD, Award for Historical Research (2014)
  • Neurology on the Hill (2012)
  • Commendation Award for Excellence in Teaching (2008)
  • Teacher of the Year Award (2006)
  • Commendation for Teaching Excellence (1993)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Excellent Service (1993)

Research Expertise:

  • Neuromuscular disease

Patents:

  • Goniometric Feedback Device and Method for Monitoring angles of Body Joints This device provides viual and auditory feedback to subjects whose movements are to be simultaneous analyzed for muscle (EMG) discharges and angular displacement of a limb. The device allows for the identification of movement disorders as Huntington's Chore, Parkinson's Disease, athetosis or rigdity (1987)

Journal Articles:

  • Mani SS, Fine EJ, Mayberry Z. (1981) Alexia without agraphia: localization of the lesion by computerized tomography. Comput Tomogr (Jan), 5(1): 95-97.
  • Farooq O, Fine EJ. (2017) Alice in Wonderland Syndrome: A Historical and Medical Review. Pediatr Neurol (Dec), 77: 5-11.
  • Lacomis D, Silvestri NJ, Fine EJ, Wolfe GI. (2017) What's in the Literature?. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis (Mar), 18(3): 165-175.
  • Farooq O, Fine EJ. (2013) Neurognostics question: an American physician-physiologist who had profound impacts on physiology and medical education in the United States. Henry Pickering Bowditch. J Hist Neurosci (Jan), 22(2): 198-198.
  • Fine EJ, Ziad Darkhabani M. (2009) Chapter 16 History of the development of the neurological examination. Handb Clin Neurol (Jan), 95: 213-233.
  • Fine EJ, Lohr L. (2008) Neurognostics question: American Civil War surgeon, pioneer of brain localization, and neurosurgery. J Hist Neurosci (Jan), 17(1): 111-112.
  • Soria ED, Fine EJ. (1992) Somatosensory evoked potentials in the neurological sequelae of treated vitamin B12 deficiency. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol (Jan), 32(1-2): 63-71.
  • Ajtai B, Fine EJ, Lincoff N. (2004) Pupil-sparing, painless compression of the oculomotor nerve by expanding basilar artery aneurysm: a case of ocular pseudomyasthenia. Arch Neurol (Sep), 61(9): 1448-1450.
  • Tyler K, York GK, Steinberg DA, Okun MS, Steinbach M, Satran R, Fine EJ, Manteghi T, Bleck TP, Swanson JW, Mishra S, Meador KJ, Clifford DB, Toole JF, Melson L. (2003) Part 2: history of 20th century neurology: decade by decade. Ann Neurol (Jan), 53 Su: 27-45.
  • Fine EJ, Ionita CC, Lohr L. (2002) The history of the development of the cerebellar examination. Semin Neurol (Dec), 22(4): 375-384.
  • Farooq O, Fine EJ. (2013) Neurognostic Question An American Physician-Physiologist Who Had Profound Impacts on Physiology and Medical Education in the United States. Journal of the History of Neurosciences (Apr), 22: 198.
  • Frumin MJ, Fine E. (1969) Post mortem or post hoc. The necessity for autopsy. JAMA (Apr), 208(3): 519-520.
  • Soria ED, Fine EJ. (1991) Disappearance of thalamic pain after parietal subcortical stroke. Pain (Mar), 44(3): 285-288.
  • Fine EJ, Hallett M, Litvan I, Tresser N, Katz D. (1998) Dysfunction of Ib (autogenic) spinal inhibition in patients with progressive supranuclear palsy. Mov Disord (Jul), 13(4): 668-672.
  • Soria ED, Fine EJ, Paroski MW. (1987) Lacunes: the pervasive strokes. N Y State J Med (Dec), 87(12): 650-655.
  • Fine E, Tamura H, Spraragen SC, Geltzer AI, Albert DM, Bogaars HA. (1976) Metastatic intraocular carcinoma: clinicopathologic study of a case. South Med J (Jan), 69(1): 121-125.
  • Fine EJ, Soria ED. (1991) Myths about vitamin B12 deficiency. South Med J (Dec), 84(12): 1475-1481.
  • Soria ED, Fine EJ, Candaras MM. (1990) Neurocutaneous manifestations of neurofibromatosis-2. N Y State J Med (Oct), 90(10): 513-516.
  • Fine EJ, Soria E, Paroski MW, Petryk D, Thomasula L. (1990) The neurophysiological profile of vitamin B12 deficiency. Muscle Nerve (Feb), 13(2): 158-164.
  • Fine EJ, Soria E, Paroski MW, Petryk D, Thomasula L. (1990) The neurophysiological profile of vitamin B12 deficiency. Muscle Nerve (Feb), 13(2): 158-164.
  • Fine EJ, Soria E, Paroski MW, Petryk D, Thomasula L. (1990) The neurophysiological profile of vitamin B12 deficiency. Muscle Nerve (Feb), 13(2): 158-164.
  • Castellanos FX, Fine EJ, Kaysen D, Marsh WL, Rapoport JL, Hallett M. (1996) Sensorimotor gating in boys with Tourette's syndrome and ADHD: preliminary results. Biol Psychiatry (Jan), 39(1): 33-41.
  • Soria ED, Fine EJ. (1900) Somatosensory evoked potentials in the neurological sequelae of treated vitamin B12 deficiency. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol (Jan), 32(1-2): 63-71.
  • Fine EJ, Mellstrom M, Mani SS, Timmins J. (1980) Spatial disorientation and the Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome. Cortex (Oct), 16(3): 493-499.
  • Berardelli A, Hallett M, Kaufman C, Fine E, Berenberg W, Simon SR. (1982) Stretch reflexes of triceps surae in normal man. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry (Jun), 45(6): 513-525.
  • Fine EJ, Scalcione LR. (1998) Neurology was there: 1940. Arch Neurol (Aug), 55(8): 1143-1144.
  • Fine EJ, Manteghi T. (2000) Neurology was there: 1945. Arch Neurol (Jul), 57(7): 1079-1080.
  • Fine EJ, Hallett M. (1980) Neurophysiological study of subacute combined degeneration. J Neurol Sci (Mar), 45(2-3): 331-336.
  • Shaikh ZA, Bakshi R, Greenberg SJ, Fine EJ, Shatla A, Lincoff NS. (2000) Orbital involvement as the initial manifestation of sarcoidosis: magnetic resonance imaging findings. J Neuroimaging (Jul), 10(3): 180-183.
  • Shaikh ZA, Bakshi R, Greenberg SJ, Fine EJ, Shatla A, Lincoff NS. (2000) Orbital involvement as the initial manifestation of sarcoidosis: magnetic resonance imaging findings. J Neuroimaging (Jul), 10(3): 180-183.
  • Shaikh ZA, Bakshi R, Greenberg SJ, Fine EJ, Shatla A, Lincoff NS. (2000) Orbital involvement as the initial manifestation of sarcoidosis: magnetic resonance imaging findings. J Neuroimaging (Jul), 10(3): 180-183.
  • Shaikh ZA, Bakshi R, Greenberg SJ, Fine EJ, Shatla A, Lincoff NS. (2000) Orbital involvement as the initial manifestation of sarcoidosis: magnetic resonance imaging findings. J Neuroimaging (Jul), 10(3): 180-183.
  • Fine EJ, Mani SS. (1978) Amaurosis and primary reticulum cell sarcoma of the brain: clinicopathologic study of a case. South Med J (Mar), 71(3): 338-340.
  • Soria E, Fine E, Hajdu I. (1990) Association of intracranial meningioma with arteriovenous malformation. Surg Neurol (Aug), 34(2): 111-117.
  • Soria E, Fine E, Paroski M. (1989) Asymmetrical growth of scalp hair in syringomyelia. Cutis (Jan), 43(1): 33-36.
  • Soria E, Fine E, Paroski M. (1989) Asymmetrical growth of scalp hair in syringomyelia. Cutis (Jan), 43(1): 33-36.
  • Soria E, Fine E, Paroski M. (1989) Asymmetrical growth of scalp hair in syringomyelia. Cutis (Jan), 43(1): 33-36.
  • Soria E, Fine E, Hajdu I. (1900) Auditory and somatosensory evoked potentials in a case of 'locked-in' syndrome: a clinical and pathological study. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol (Jan), 29(4): 235-242.
  • Mani SS, Fine EJ, Mayberry Z. (1900) Alexia without agraphia: localization of the lesion by computerized tomography. Comput Tomogr (Jan), 5(1): 95-97.
  • Soria ED, Fine EJ, Paroski MW. (1987) Lacunes: the pervasive strokes. N Y State J Med (Dec), 87(12): 650-655.
  • Soria ED, Fine EJ, Paroski MW. (1987) Lacunes: the pervasive strokes. N Y State J Med (Dec), 87(12): 650-655.
  • Brodner RA, Noh JM, Fine EJ. (1976) A dominant form of adult neuronal ceroidlipofuscinosis (Kufs' disease) with an associated occipital astrocytoma: early diagnosis by cortical biopsy. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry (Mar), 39(3): 231-238.
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Abstracts:

  • Fine EJ, Heffner RR, Vladutiu GD, Soria E. (1989) Lipid Myopathy in a Septuagenarian. (Jan) 767-767
  • Fine EJ, Riggins N, Farooq O. (2012) Evoking Potentials From The Brain. (Apr)
  • Fine EJ, Vladutiu GD, Warner C, Heffner RR, Wong LJC. (1996) Increasing Numbers of Mutant Mitochondria May Determine Course in Kearns-Sayre Syndrome. (Jan) 942-942

Professional Memberships:

  • The Samuel W. Gross, MD, Medical Club of Buffalo, NY; Vice President 2014, Secretary 2010 –2013 (America’s oldest continuing medical club) (2009–present)
  • International Society for the History of Neuroscience; Founding Member, North American Representative 2000-2002, President in 2004 (1996–present)
  • Active Member by Examination, American Association for Electrodiagnostic Medicine; (formerly American Association of EMG and Electrodiagnosis). Publication Committee 1986, 1987, Special Interest Group Committee 1993 to 2005, Historical Committee 1988-2004 (1982–present)
  • Fellow Member of American Academy of Neurology; FAAN (1981–present)

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Contact Information

Jacobs Neurological Institute
5851 Main St.
Suite 100
Williamsville, NY, New York 14221
Phone: (716) 932-6080, ext 102
Fax: (716) 332-4245
efine@buffalo.edu

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