James S. Fine M.D., M.S.

 James  S. Fine M.D., M.S.

Specialties and Expertise

Laboratory Medicine




Seattle Cancer Care Alliance - SCCA Inpatient Unit at UWMC

825 Eastlake Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98109-102
Phone: 855.557.0555|Map It 

Department of Laboratory Medicine

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.6131|Map It 


Dr. Fine is a clinical pathologist and currently serves as a professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and as the Chief Information Officer for UW Medicine. His education and training include undergraduate degree in mathematics, an M.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in 1972, residency in clinical pathology at the University of Minnesota completed in 1977 and an NLM fellowship leading to M.S. in biometry and health information systems 1977 from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Fine joined the faculty of the University of Washington in 1977 in the Department of Laboratory Medicine. He served as the head of the Computer Division in the department, managing one of only two computer systems in our hospitals. He was also the co-director of the Enzyme Section in the Clinical Chemistry Division.

Over time his responsibilities expanded to include many years as residency director and head of the Clinical Chemistry Division. In 1994, Dr. Fine became the second chairman of the department serving in this role for nearly 23 years. In 2005 he also took on the responsibility of Chief Information Officer for UW Medicine.

Patient Care Philosophy

Provide the most up to date and highest quality clinical laboratory service for patients served by UW Medicine as well as the citizens of our region and provide specialty reference laboratory testing across the nation and world.

Personal Interests

Bicycling, swimming, painting, photography, reading

Clinical Interests

Clinical enzymology; medical informatics

Research Interests

Medical informatics


Univ. of Minnesota, MinneapolisMedical education1972
St. Paul-Ramsey Medical CenterInternshipInternal Medicine
Univ. of Minnesota Hosp. & ClinicResidencyClinical Pathology


Board Certifications

American Board of PathologyClinical Pathology1978
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