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Rita Redberg, F.A.C.C., M.Sc., M.D.


Dr. Rita Redberg is a cardiologist specializing in heart disease in women. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, in Philadelphia. She completed her residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, where she went on to complete a fellowship in cardiology. Then she completed a fellowship in non-invasive cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, also in New York. In addition, Redberg has a masters of science in health policy and administration from the London School of Economics in England. Also she is currently a Robert Wood Johnson health policy fellow.

Redberg has written, edited and contributed to many books, including "You Can Be a Woman Cardiologist," "Heart Healthy: The Step-by-Step Guide to Preventing and Healing Heart Disease," and "Coronary Disease in Women: Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Treatment."


Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1982


Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, Internal Medicine 1985


Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, Cardiovascular Diseases 1987
Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, Noninvasive Cardiology 1988

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Abramson J, Redberg R. Conflicts of Interest. N Engl J Med. 2015 Aug 20; 373(8):778.
  2. Redberg RF. JAMA Internal Medicine Peer Reviewers in 2014. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug 1; 175(8):1263-6.
  3. Redberg RF. Faster Drug Approvals Are Not Always Better and Can Be Worse. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug 1; 175(8):1398.
  4. Wilensky GR, Redberg RF. Health Policy Update 2015: Yet Another Exciting and Turbulent Year Ahead. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug 1; 175(8):1274-7.
  5. Redberg RF. Late Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul 1; 175(7):1247.
  6. Redberg RF. Not Breathing Easier With the US FDA's Ban on Chlorofluorocarbons in Inhalers. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul 1; 175(7):1086.
  7. Lin GA, Redberg RF. Addressing Overuse of Medical Services One Decision at a Time. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul 1; 175(7):1092-3.
  8. Ross JS, Redberg RF. On Chlorofluorocarbon Bans and Inhaled Albuterol Prices. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul 1; 175(7):1179.
  9. Chang L, Dhruva SS, Chu J, Bero LA, Redberg RF. Selective reporting in trials of high risk cardiovascular devices: cross sectional comparison between premarket approval summaries and published reports. BMJ. 2015; 350:h2613.
  10. Dhruva SS, Redberg RF. Evidence And Medicare's Coverage Of Interventions. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Jun 1; 34(6):1066.
  11. Redberg RF. The role of post-acute care in variation in the medicare program. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jun 1; 175(6):1058.
  12. Redberg RF. The prescription is laughter. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 May 1; 175(5):783.
  13. Steinbrook R, Redberg RF. Reporting research misconduct in the medical literature. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Apr 1; 175(4):492-3.
  14. Redberg RF. Time for professional societies to be bold and wise. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Apr 1; 175(4):647.
  15. Redberg RF. Health benefits of sauna bathing. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Apr 1; 175(4):548.
  16. Grady D, Redberg RF. Advancing medical professionalism and the choosing wisely campaign-reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Mar 1; 175(3):465.
  17. Redberg RF. Stress testing in the emergency department: not which test but whether any test should be done. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Mar 1; 175(3):436.
  18. Redberg RF. Cardiac patient outcomes during national cardiology meetings. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb 1; 175(2):245.
  19. Redberg RF. The importance of postapproval data for dabigatran. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jan 1; 175(1):25.
  20. Redberg RF. A new program for sharing medical cost information. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jan 1; 175(1):13.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.