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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. Choosing wisely, and soon. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan 1; 174(1):140.
  2. Redberg RF, Bauchner H. Our ongoing digital evolution. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Dec 9; 173(22):2031.
  3. Redberg RF. All placebos are not created equally. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Nov 25; 173(21):1951.
  4. Redberg RF. My thyroid story. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Oct 28; 173(19):1769.
  5. Redberg RF. Mandatory anesthesia. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Oct 14; 173(18):1671.
  6. Redberg RF. Appropriate use guidelines in echocardiography and beyond. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Sep 23; 173(17):1611.
  7. Redberg RF. Performance measures: better outcomes, not better grades. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Sep 9; 173(16):1549.
  8. Borden WB, Spertus JA, Mushlin AI, Roe MT, McCoy LA, Redberg RF. Antianginal therapy before percutaneous coronary intervention. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Aug; 6(4):436-43.
  9. Schroeder AR, Redberg RF. The harm in looking. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Aug 1; 167(8):693-5.
  10. Redberg RF. JAMA Internal Medicine--a new name and more. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 8; 173(13):1174.
  11. Steinbrook R, Redberg RF. Trust in the medical literature--and Viewpoints in JAMA Internal Medicine. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jun 24; 173(12):1047-8.
  12. Redberg RF. Snack (healthily) before shopping: comment on "Fattening fasting". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jun 24; 173(12):1148.
  13. Redberg RF. Radiation minimization strategies for medical imaging : comment on "radiation safety in nuclear cardiology-current knowledge and practice". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jun 10; 173(11):1024.
  14. Redberg RF. Improving care for patients with pulmonary hypertension: comment on "Referral of patients with pulmonary hypertension diagnoses to tertiary pulmonary hypertension centers: the multicenter RePHerral study". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 May 27; 173(10):893.
  15. Redberg RF. Debunking atypical chest pain in women: comment on "Reconstructing angina: cardiac symptoms are the same in women and men". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 May 13; 173(9):752.
  16. Lin GA, Lucas FL, Malenka DJ, Skinner J, Redberg RF. Mortality in Medicare patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention with or without antecedent stress testing. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013 May 1; 6(3):309-14.
  17. Steinbrook R, Redberg RF. Firearm injuries as a public health issue. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 8; 173(7):488-9.
  18. Redberg RF. Access to cost information. Comment on "Availability of consumer prices from US hospitals for a common surgical procedure". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Mar 25; 173(6):434.
  19. Redberg RF. Online network for adverse event reporting. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Mar 11; 173(5):352-3.
  20. Redberg RF. Learning to say no. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 11; 173(3):188.

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.