Rita F. Redberg, MS, MD

Cardiologist

Dr. Rita F. Redberg is a cardiologist who practices general and preventive cardiology. She is passionate about helping patients adopting positive lifestyle behaviors to reduce cardiac 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 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.

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.

Academic Title

Professor

More about Rita F. Redberg

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

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Redberg RF. Evidence-Based Rationale for Use of Inferior Vena Cava Filters-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Apr 01; 178(4):574.
  2. Redberg RF. JAMA Internal Medicine-The Year in Review, 2017. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Apr 01; 178(4):456-457.
  3. Incze M, Redberg RF. Reducing Harms in Lung Cancer Screening-Bach to the Future. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Mar 01; 178(3):326-327.
  4. Redberg RF, Grady D. False Information About Breast Cancer Screening-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Feb 01; 178(2):300.
  5. Redberg RF. Overuse of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Feb 01; 178(2):247.
  6. Grady D, Redberg RF, O'Malley PG. Quality Improvement for Quality Improvement Studies. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Feb 01; 178(2):187.
  7. Bauchner H, Rivara FP, Bonow RO, Bressler NM, Disis MLN, Heckers S, Josephson SA, Kibbe MR, Piccirillo JF, Redberg RF, Rhee JS, Robinson JK. Death by Gun Violence-A Public Health Crisis. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2018 Jan 01; 20(1):7-8.
  8. Katz MH, Redberg RF. Science Requires Open Discourse. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jan 01; 178(1):15-16.
  9. Bauchner H, Rivara FP, Bonow RO, Bressler NM, Disis ML, Heckers S, Josephson SA, Kibbe MR, Piccirillo JF, Redberg RF, Rhee JS, Robinson JK. Death by Gun Violence-A Public Health Crisis. JAMA Oncol. 2017 12 01; 3(12):1630-1631.
  10. Bauchner H, Rivara FP, Bonow RO, Bressler NM, Disis MLN, Heckers S, Josephson SA, Kibbe MR, Piccirillo JF, Redberg RF, Rhee JS, Robinson JK. Death by Gun Violence-A Public Health Crisis. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Dec 01; 2(12):1301-1302.
  11. Bauchner H, Rivara FP, Bonow RO, Bressler NM, Disis MLN, Heckers S, Josephson SA, Kibbe MR, Piccirillo JF, Redberg RF, Rhee JS, Robinson JK. Death by Gun Violence-A Public Health Crisis. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Dec 01; 153(12):1223-1224.
  12. Bauchner H, Rivara FP, Bonow RO, Bressler NM, Disis MLN, Heckers S, Josephson SA, Kibbe MR, Piccirillo JF, Redberg RF, Rhee JS, Robinson JK. Death by Gun Violence-A Public Health Crisis. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Dec 01; 177(12):1724-1725.
  13. Bauchner H, Rivara FP, Bonow RO, Bressler NM, Disis MLN, Heckers S, Josephson SA, Kibbe MR, Piccirillo JF, Redberg RF, Rhee JS, Robinson JK. Death by Gun Violence-A Public Health Crisis. JAMA Neurol. 2017 Dec 01; 74(12):1402-1403.
  14. Bauchner H, Rivara FP, Bonow RO, Bressler NM, Disis MLN, Heckers S, Josephson SA, Kibbe MR, Piccirillo JF, Redberg RF, Rhee JS, Robinson JK. Death by Gun Violence-A Public Health Crisis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 12 01; 135(12):1293-1294.
  15. Bauchner H, Rivara FP, Bonow RO, Bressler NM, Disis MLN, Heckers S, Josephson SA, Kibbe MR, Piccirillo JF, Redberg RF, Rhee JS, Robinson JK. Death by Gun Violence-A Public Health Crisis. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Dec 01; 171(12):1142-1143.
  16. Bauchner H, Rivara FP, Bonow RO, Bressler NM, Disis MLN, Heckers S, Josephson SA, Kibbe MR, Piccirillo JF, Redberg RF, Rhee JS, Robinson JK. Death by Gun Violence-A Public Health Crisis. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 Dec 01; 74(12):1195-1196.
  17. Bauchner H, Rivara FP, Bonow RO, Bressler NM, Disis MLN, Heckers S, Josephson SA, Kibbe MR, Piccirillo JF, Redberg RF, Rhee JS, Robinson JK. Death by Gun Violence-A Public Health Crisis. JAMA Surg. 2017 Dec 01; 152(12):1103-1104.
  18. Bauchner H, Rivara FP, Bonow RO, Bressler NM, Disis MLN, Heckers S, Josephson SA, Kibbe MR, Piccirillo JF, Redberg RF, Rhee JS, Robinson JK. Death by Gun Violence-A Public Health Crisis. JAMA. 2017 11 14; 318(18):1763-1764.
  19. Brown DL, Redberg RF. Last nail in the coffin for PCI in stable angina? Lancet. 2018 01 06; 391(10115):3-4.
  20. Foy AJ, Dhruva SS, Peterson B, Mandrola JM, Morgan DJ, Redberg RF. Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography vs Functional Stress Testing for Patients With Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Nov 01; 177(11):1623-1631.

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