Rita F. Redberg

MD MS

Cardiologist

About me

Dr. Rita F. Redberg is a cardiologist who practices general and preventive cardiology. She is passionate about helping patients adopt positive lifestyle behaviors, enabling them to reduce heart disease risk and stay healthy. She is also interested in how to promote high-value health care, an approach that emphasizes delivering appropriate treatment while avoiding tests or therapies with no known benefit.

Redberg studies how the assessment of medical technology for safety and effectiveness influences – and is influenced by – public health policy. In particular, she studies high-risk medical devices and women's inclusion in clinical trials for such devices.

As editor of JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, she has spearheaded the publication's new focus on health care reform and less-is-more medicine, a movement to reduce unnecessary interventions.

Redberg earned her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She next completed a fellowship in noninvasive cardiology with the Mount Sinai Health System. Redberg also has a master of science degree in health policy and administration from the London School of Economics.

Redberg earned her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She then completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center. She next completed a fellowship in noninvasive cardiology with the Mount Sinai Health System. Redberg also has a master of science degree in health policy and administration from the London School of Economics.

  • Education

    London School of Economics, M.S., Health Policy and Administration, 1981

    Perelman School of Medicine, 1982

  • Residencies

    Columbia University Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1985

  • Fellowships

    Columbia University Medical Center, Cardiology, 1987

    Mount Sinai Health System, Noninvasive Cardiology, 1988

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Medical Specialties

  • Academic Title

    Professor

Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay

535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158

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