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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. Zheng SY, Redberg RF. Premarket approval supplement pathway: do we know what we are getting? Ann Intern Med. 2014 Jun 3; 160(11):798-9.
  2. Redberg RF. When is it better not to know everything? JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jun 1; 174(6):852.
  3. Wilensky GR, Redberg RF. Health policy update 2014: another exciting and turbulent year ahead. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jun 1; 174(6):837-8.
  4. Redberg RF. Response to "mandatory anesthesia"-reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jun 1; 174(6):1011.
  5. Grady D, Redberg RF, Mallon WK. How should top-five lists be developed?: what is the next step? JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Apr 1; 174(4):498-9.
  6. Redberg RF. Priorities in the evaluation of patients with chest pain. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Apr 1; 174(4):554.
  7. Redberg RF. Talking about patient preferences. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Mar 1; 174(3):321.
  8. Katz MH, Redberg RF. Statins and musculoskeletal adverse events-reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Feb 1; 174(2):302-3.
  9. Redberg RF. Medication regimen adherence and patient outcomes. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Feb 1; 174(2):193.
  10. Redberg RF. Vertebroplasty: changing levels of evidence and conflict of interest. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Feb 1; 174(2):308.
  11. Gartenberg AJ, Peleg A, Dhruva SS, Redberg RF. Presumed safe no more: lessons from the Wingspan saga on regulation of devices. BMJ. 2014; 348:g93.
  12. Redberg RF. Choosing wisely, and soon. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan 1; 174(1):140.
  13. Goodman SN, Redberg RF. Opening the FDA black box. JAMA. 2014 Jan 22-29; 311(4):361-3.
  14. Redberg RF, Bauchner H. Our ongoing digital evolution. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Dec 9; 173(22):2031.
  15. Redberg RF. All placebos are not created equally. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Nov 25; 173(21):1951.
  16. Redberg RF. My thyroid story. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Oct 28; 173(19):1769.
  17. Redberg RF. Mandatory anesthesia. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Oct 14; 173(18):1671.
  18. Redberg RF. Appropriate use guidelines in echocardiography and beyond. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Sep 23; 173(17):1611.
  19. Redberg RF. Performance measures: better outcomes, not better grades. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Sep 9; 173(16):1549.
  20. Borden WB, Spertus JA, Mushlin AI, Roe MT, McCoy LA, Redberg RF. Antianginal therapy before percutaneous coronary intervention. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Aug; 6(4):436-43.

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.