Professor of Medicine
Women's Cardiovascular Services Division of Cardiology
University of California, San Francisco
505 Parnassus Avenue, Suite M1180
San Francisco, CA 94143-0124
Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, has been a cardiologist and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, since 1990. She is currently the chief editor of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine and has spearheaded the journal's new focus on health care reform and "less is more," which highlights areas of health care with no known benefit and definite risks. Dr. Redberg's research interests are in the area of health policy and technology assessment. She served on the Medicare Evidence, Development and Coverage Advisory Commission from 2003 to 2006. She currently is a member of the California Technology Assessment Forum, the Medical Policy Technology and Advisory Committee, and the Food and Drug Administration Cardiovascular Devices Expert Panel, and she is a consultant to the Center for Medical Technology Policy. She participated in an extensive review of the FDA cardiovascular device pre-market approval process and has testified before the Congress on medical device safety. Dr. Redberg was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in the office of Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and the Senate Judiciary Committee and is a member of the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Clinical Quality Committee and the Quality in Technology Work Group. She does comparative effectiveness research, and serves on various ACC committees, including several on appropriate use of cardiac imaging. Dr. Redberg graduated from Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and has a master's degree in science and health policy and administration from the London School of Economics.