REDBERG Rita, San Francisco, USA<br>Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, has been a cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco since 1990. Dr. Redberg 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. Her 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, particularly in the area of medical devices.
Dr. Redberg is a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, which advises Congress on Medicare payment issues. She also served on the Medicare Evidence, Development and Coverage Advisory Committee from 2003- 2006 and was reappointed in 2012 as Chair of MEDCAC.
Dr Redberg 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 for the Center for Medical Technology Policy. She gave Congressional testimony four times in 2011 in hearings related to the issue of balancing safety and innovation in medical device approvals Dr. Redberg worked in the office of Senator Hatch and with the Senate Judiciary Committee on FDA-related matters during her tenure as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, 2003-2006.
Dr. Redberg was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Learning Health Care Committee, which produced the report Best Care at Lower Cost in September 2012. 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. She was honored by receiving the Women’s Day Red Dress Award in 2011 for her leadership in the area of heart disease in women.
Dr. Redberg graduated from Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and has a Master of Science in Health Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics.