Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc
Rita F. Redberg has been a cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco since 1990. She is currently the Chief Editor of 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 focusing on how evidence relates to FDA approval, insurance coverage and medical guidelines and practice.
Dr. Redberg served on the Medicare Evidence, Development and Coverage Advisory Commission from 2003-2006. 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 is a consultant to the Center for Medical Technology Policy. She and Dr. Sanket Dhruva recently completed an extensive review of the FDA Cardiovascular Device pre-market approval (PMA) process including issues related to gender bias. Dr. Redberg is a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Learning Health Care Committee. She chaired the AHA/ACC Writing Group on Primary Prevention Performance Measures and is a member of the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Clinical Quality Committee and serves on the Quality in Technology Work Group. She does comparative effectiveness research, and serves on the American College of Cardiology’s Comparative Effectiveness Work Group, represents the ACC on the Institute of Clinical and Economic Review Advisory Board and serves on other 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 Masters of Science in Health Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics.