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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. Redberg RF. The prescription is laughter. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 May 1; 175(5):783.
  2. Steinbrook R, Redberg RF. Reporting research misconduct in the medical literature. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Apr 1; 175(4):492-3.
  3. Redberg RF. Time for professional societies to be bold and wise. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Apr 1; 175(4):647.
  4. Redberg RF. Health benefits of sauna bathing. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Apr 1; 175(4):548.
  5. Grady D, Redberg RF. Advancing medical professionalism and the choosing wisely campaign-reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Mar 1; 175(3):465.
  6. 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.
  7. Redberg RF. Cardiac patient outcomes during national cardiology meetings. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb 1; 175(2):245.
  8. Redberg RF. The importance of postapproval data for dabigatran. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jan 1; 175(1):25.
  9. Redberg RF. A new program for sharing medical cost information. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jan 1; 175(1):13.
  10. Kim C, Cushman M, Kleindorfer D, Lisabeth L, Redberg RF, Safford MM. A review of the relationships between endogenous sex steroids and incident ischemic stroke and coronary heart disease events. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2015; 11(3):252-60.
  11. Reynolds IS, Rising JP, Coukell AJ, Paulson KH, Redberg RF. Assessing the Safety and Effectiveness of Devices After US Food and Drug Administration Approval: FDA-Mandated Postapproval Studies. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Nov 1; 174(11):1773-9.
  12. Fazel R, Gerber TC, Balter S, Brenner DJ, Carr JJ, Cerqueira MD, Chen J, Einstein AJ, Krumholz HM, Mahesh M, McCollough CH, Min JK, Morin RL, Nallamothu BK, Nasir K, Redberg RF, Shaw LJ. Approaches to enhancing radiation safety in cardiovascular imaging: a scientific statement from the american heart association. Circulation. 2014 Nov 4; 130(19):1730-48.
  13. Redberg RF. Sham controls in medical device trials. N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 4; 371(10):892-3.
  14. Chi WC, Sylwestrzak G, Barron J, Kasravi B, Power T, Redberg R. Does CAC testing alter downstream treatment patterns for cardiovascular disease? Am J Manag Care. 2014 Aug; 20(8):e330-9.
  15. Charlton B, Redberg R. The trouble with dabigatran. BMJ. 2014; 349:g4681.
  16. Katz MH, Grady D, Redberg RF. Developing methods for less is more. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jul; 174(7):1076.
  17. Steinbrook R, Redberg RF. The high price of the new hepatitis C virus drugs. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jul; 174(7):1172.
  18. Redberg RF. Hospital admissions for hypoglycemia now exceed those for hyperglycemia in Medicare beneficiaries. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jul; 174(7):1125.
  19. Redberg RF. Statins and weight gain. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jul; 174(7):1046.
  20. Mieres JH, Gulati M, Bairey Merz N, Berman DS, Gerber TC, Hayes SN, Kramer CM, Min JK, Newby LK, Nixon JV, Srichai MB, Pellikka PA, Redberg RF, Wenger NK, Shaw LJ. Role of noninvasive testing in the clinical evaluation of women with suspected ischemic heart disease: a consensus statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2014 Jul 22; 130(4):350-79.

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.