Bio

Bio


Risheen Reejhsinghani obtained her medical degree in Mumbai, India after completing early schooling in Sydney, Australia. She completed internal medicine residency at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, MA followed by cardiology fellowship at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, where she served as one of the chief fellows. Most recently, she completed an advanced echocardiography fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Reejhsinghani is a board-certified general cardiologist in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. As a general cardiologist, she believes strongly in the tenets of prevention, diagnostic cognizance and patient education. She also has a specific interest in 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. Dr. Reejhsinghani also enjoys writing, particularly about medical education, and has written articles for national newspapers overseas, among other publications.

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