Rima Arnaout, MD

Cardiologist

Rima Arnaout is a cardiologist who enjoys partnering with her patients to determine the best course of treatment to help them make informed medical decisions. She is also interested in cardiovascular genetics and multimodality imaging. An assistant cardiology professor at UCSF, Arnaout studies the genetic basis of heart development and disease at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, with a special interest in cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia.

Arnaout earned her medical degree at Harvard University and completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and completed a cardiology fellowship at UCSF. She has been working on a National Institutes of Health-funded research project on the genetics and structure of trabecular myocardium (irregular heart muscles) in heart disease for two years. She 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.

Clinics

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.

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

More about Rima Arnaout

Education

Harvard Medical School 2007

Residencies

Massachusetts General Hospital 2009

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Gut P, Reischauer S, Stainier DYR, Arnaout R. LITTLE FISH, BIG DATA: ZEBRAFISH AS A MODEL FOR CARDIOVASCULAR AND METABOLIC DISEASE. Physiol Rev. 2017 Jul 01; 97(3):889-938.
  2. Madani A, Arnaout R, Mofrad M, Arnaout R.. Fast and accurate classification of echocardiograms using deep learning. ArXiv e-prints. 2017; (arXiv:1706).
  3. Brown D, Samsa L, Ito C, Ma H, Arnaout R, Qian L, Liu J.. Neuregulin-1 is essential for nerve plexus formation during cardiac maturation. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Medicine. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.13408. 2017.
  4. Orr N, Arnaout R, Gula LJ, Spears DA, Leong-Sit P, Li Q, Tarhuni W, Reischauer S, Chauhan VS, Borkovich M, Uppal S, Adler A, Coughlin SR, Stainier DY, Gollob MH. A mutation in the atrial-specific myosin light chain gene (MYL4) causes familial atrial fibrillation. Nat Commun. 2016 Apr 12; 7:11303.
  5. Arnaout R, Reischauer S, Stainier DY. Recovery of adult zebrafish hearts for high-throughput applications. J Vis Exp. 2014 Dec 12; (94).
  6. Reischauer S, Arnaout R, Ramadass R, Stainier DY. Actin binding GFP allows 4D in vivo imaging of myofilament dynamics in the zebrafish heart and the identification of Erbb2 signaling as a remodeling factor of myofibril architecture. Circ Res. 2014 Oct 24; 115(10):845-56.
  7. Arnaout R, Stainier DY. Developmental biology: physics adds a twist to gut looping. Curr Biol. 2011 Oct 25; 21(20):R854-7.
  8. Arnaout R, Thorson A. Late Recognition of Malignant Vasovagal Syncope. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2010 Jun; 2(2):281-283.
  9. Chi NC, Shaw RM, Jungblut B, Huisken J, Ferrer T, Arnaout R, Scott I, Beis D, Xiao T, Baier H, Jan LY, Tristani-Firouzi M, Stainier DY. Genetic and physiologic dissection of the vertebrate cardiac conduction system. PLoS Biol. 2008 May 13; 6(5):e109.
  10. Arnaout R, Ferrer T, Huisken J, Spitzer K, Stainier DY, Tristani-Firouzi M, Chi NC. Zebrafish model for human long QT syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jul 03; 104(27):11316-21.

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