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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. Improving Manufacturer Reporting of Adverse Events to the US Food and Drug Administration. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Sep 1; 175(9):1566-7.
  2. Abramson J, Redberg R. Conflicts of Interest. N Engl J Med. 2015 Aug 20; 373(8):778.
  3. Redberg RF. JAMA Internal Medicine Peer Reviewers in 2014. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug 1; 175(8):1263-6.
  4. Redberg RF. Faster Drug Approvals Are Not Always Better and Can Be Worse. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug 1; 175(8):1398.
  5. 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.
  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.