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Rita F. Redberg



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 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, MS, Health Policy and Administration, 1981

    University of Pennsylvania, MD, 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 Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    80 Ratings
    About our process
    Aug 25, 2023
    First visit doc was thorough and I felt her concern to help me and that we were having a conversation. This is what I expect from a doctor.
    Jul 28, 2023
    Dr Redberg is incredibly attentive and wonderfully responsive to my questions about treatment options and questions that In bring in. Her care in providing explanations both in person and in the MyChart is instructive Clarifying and supportive. She is a gift!
    Jul 16, 2023
    Dr Redberg is the best of the best !
    Jul 02, 2023
    I recommend Dr. Redberg without hesitation. One friend both of whose parents were physicians (so she remembers the good practice of medicine) flies to twice a year from the East Coast to consult her.
    Jul 01, 2023
    Jun 02, 2023
    Amazing care all around
    May 26, 2023
    Dr. Redberg Rocks
    Mar 01, 2023
    Dr. Rita Redberg is an amazing person and truly cares about her patients. She's very kind and has lot of patience to listen to you. It was an honour meeting with her.
    Feb 19, 2023
    Dr Redberg is phenomenal in every aspect of care.
    Feb 03, 2023
    Dr Redberg is outstanding in every way!
    Jan 27, 2023
    I came to Dr Redberg's practice specifically because she is known to provide careful attentive counsel that meticulously takes into account the actual needs of the patient before her-she is amazing!
    Dec 30, 2022
    Dr. Rita REDBERG is THE BEST!!!
    Nov 30, 2022
    Nice to see a women cardiologist who listens.
    Oct 03, 2022
    Provider's advice in complete contradiction to previous ucsf doc with no explanation. Told me in essence my health concerns don't exist. Left me completely confused.
    Sep 28, 2022
    Dr. Redberg is attentive compassionate informative thoughtful supportivethe list of superlatives goes on.Her wealth of knowledge and her experience and expertise give me great comfort in managing my health. Plus she is just a lovely human being. I feel extremely fortunate to have her as my doctor.
    Sep 16, 2022
    First visit
    Sep 09, 2022
    Sep 09, 2022
    Jul 29, 2022
    Dr. Redberg asked questions about my overall wellbeing. She asked about my recent visit to ER in my hometown. I hadn't taken my Acid Reflex medication for a few days which led to a flare up. She was pleased with my weight loss success. I still have about 50 more pounds to lose to reach goal weight.
    Jul 15, 2022
    Most of my examination was with an intern doc who didn't repeat all my info quite accurately to the doctor. Most of the discussion was between the intern and the doctor however when the doctor did address me she communicated very clearly and I felt I was in good hands. I understand UC is a teaching hospital.
    Jul 15, 2022
    May 30, 2022
    I really just felt that the providers did not really hear my concerns and their responses struck me as somewhat dismissive of my concerns. I will seek the advice of a different cardiologist in future.
    May 28, 2022
    I found Dr Redberg to be exceptional in terms of expertise professionalism and friendly caring manner.
    Mar 27, 2022
    Dr Redberg discussed in great detail my treatment options carefully explained my EKG test results. She showed me the EKG printout -at no point did I feel I was getting a rushed and impersonal treatment but was grateful the entire visit for the calm and deliberate manner and the thoughtful quality of her responses that seemed directed completely to my specific situation.
    Mar 13, 2022
    Doctor has some beliefs that are different from many other doctors which is fine. But no explanation about why her beliefs are different other than research doesn't bear the other doctors ideas. I would like to have a better explanation of why her ideas are correct. It left me not rally knowing what to believe and do about those issues.
    Jan 28, 2022
    All of this is true when I saw Dr Redberg which was only once in my life so far. Maybe because othe Covid?
    Jan 08, 2022
    I was told to continue doing what I'm doing with diet and exercise. I informed of my concerns for the amount of PVCs and my HR 120-140 (off bb for tilt test tomorrow so explains some of the tachy). At Stanford my autonomic doctor stopped my tilt test after only 10 mins (the minimum) because of the amount of PVCs and the tachy/HTN response. He doubled my bb dose so I now take twice a day and started another blood pressure medicine to take tid in addition to ordering a 2 week cardiac monitor and may refer me to EP based off the results.
    Dec 28, 2021
    Follow up advice was very poor most of it came from me when she asked what I thought I can do . No requests for lab work or actually seeing me . No other advice other than a reseal to a dietician which he's office never facilitated .
    Dec 03, 2021
    I chose Dr. Redberg years ago because of her research with women and heart disease. She is an excellent doctor very easy to talk with and who is knowledgeable about latest research and treatments.
    Dec 03, 2021
    Dr. Redberg is clear personable concerned and exceedingly competent. I could not be happier with her care. I sought her out for a second opinion because I wanted a more conservative treatment philosophy and desire a partnership with my doctors in making treatment decisions. She is very well Informed and well grounded in her field and has been a godsend to me.