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Rita Redberg is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the UCSF School of Medicine and is also Director of Women's Cardiovascular Services. She is the Editor of the Archives of Internal Medicine. A graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, she received a Master's in Health Policy from the London School of Economics. Dr. Redberg took her internal medicine training and cardiology fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and completed additional noninvasive cardiology training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and UCSF, where she co-founded the Center of Excellence in Women's Health with Dr. Nancy Milliken.
Dr Redberg was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow from 2003–06 and worked in the office of Senator Orrin Hatch in 2004. She is a member of the FDA Cardiovascular Device Expert Panel and the California Technology Assessment Forum. Dr Redberg formerly served as a member of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee. She founded and chaired the Committee on Women in Cardiology for the American Heart Association and served on the Executive Committee for the Council on Clinical Cardiology. Dr. Redberg is on the editorial board of the Circulation: Quality and Outcomes.
Her research interests are in promoting optimal use of cardiac technology and health policy. She has edited or co-edited a cookbook for women as well as a book on heart disease in women and on transesophageal echocardiography. Dr. Redberg has authored several books, including You Can Be a Woman Cardiologist, Heart Healthy: The Step-by-Step Guide to Preventing and Healing Heart Disease, and Betty Crocker Cookbook for Women: the Complete Guide to Women's Health and Wellness at Every Stage of Life. She has done hundreds of radio, television and newspaper interviews on health related topics including being featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Public Radio, Bloomberg News and the Today Show.