Rima Arnaout


Artificial intelligence researcher and cardiac imager

Dr. Rima Arnaout is a cardiologist who enjoys partnering with her patients to determine the best course of treatment and to help them make informed medical decisions. She is also interested in cardiovascular genetics and multimodal imaging.

At UCSF's Cardiovascular Research Institute, Arnaout studies the genetic basis of heart disease development. She focuses particularly on cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia. In addition, she has been working on a research project funded by the National Institutes of Health to investigate the genetics and structure of trabecular myocardium (irregular heart muscles) in heart disease.

Arnaout earned her medical degree at Harvard University and completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed a cardiology fellowship at UCSF.

Arnaout is a member of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 2007

  • Residencies

    Massachusetts General Hospital, 2009

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center

  • Board Certifications

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Listen to patients and believe them.

Clinics I work with

Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay

535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158