Bio

Bio


Risheen Reejhsinghani obtained her medical degree in Mumbai, India, followed by an internal medicine residency at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, MA and cardiology fellowship at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, where she served as one of the chief fellows. She subsequently completed an advanced echocardiography fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and is board certified in echocardiography, general cardiology, and nuclear cardiology.

Dr. Reejhsinghani practices as a general cardiologist in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she also serves as the Associate Director for the hospital-based Consultative Cardiology Service. As a clinical cardiologist, she believes strongly in the tenets of evidence-based practice, diagnostic cognizance, and patient education. She also has a specific interest in the burgeoning field of Cardio-Rheumatology, focused on cardiac diseases among patients with rheumatologic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and ankylosing spondylitis, among others. Her clinical research in this area has focused on the evaluation of structural cardiac disease and diastolic dysfunction in ankylosing spondylitis patients, primarily using echocardiography.

Dr. Reejhsinghani has a strong interest in medical education, and believes that instilling a love for bedside medicine and the physical exam is the soundest way to empower future generations of learners. To this end, she received additional training in clinical teaching and simulation at the University of California, San Francisco. She has worked extensively on curriculum design, including the co-development of a pilot echocardiography simulation training program for incoming cardiology fellows. She currently serves as the faculty Co-Lead/Associate Course Director for Quarter 3 in the Practice of Medicine Course for first year medical students at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Reejhsinghani also enjoys writing, particularly about medical education, and has written articles for national newspapers overseas, among other publications.

Clinical Focus


  • Cardiovascular Disease

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Associate Director, Consultative Cardiology (2019 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Councilor, Board of Directors, California Chapter, American College of Cardiology (2019 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship: UCSF Advanced Echocardiography Fellowship (2016) CA
  • Board Certification: National Board of Echocardiography, Echocardiography (2014)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (2014)
  • Fellowship: Baystate Medical Center Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship (2014) MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2011)
  • Residency: Saint Elizabeth Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency (2011) MA
  • Medical Education: KJ Somaiya Medical College and Research Center (2006) India

Publications

All Publications


  • Electrical Storm in COVID-19. JACC. Case reports O'Brien, C., Ning, N., McAvoy, J., Mitchell, J. E., Kalwani, N., Wang, P., Nguyen, D., Reejhsinghani, R., Rogers, A., Lorenzo, J. 2020; 2 (9): 1256?60

    Abstract

    COVID-19 is a global pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2. Infection is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Individuals with pre-existing cardiovascular disease or evidence of myocardial injury are at risk for severe disease and death. Little is understood about the mechanisms of myocardial injury or life-threatening cardiovascular sequelae. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.).

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.05.032

    View details for PubMedID 32835266

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC7259914

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