Ralph G Brindis

Ralph G Brindis

Clinical Professor of Medicine


University of California, San Francisco, CA, US

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Dr Ralph Brindis, MD, MPH, MACC, FSCAI, FAHA is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF and holds affiliate faculty positions at the Phil R. Lee Institute of Health Policy Studies at UCSF. He currently serves as the Senior Medical Officer for External Affairs in the ACC National Cardiovascular Registry (ACC-NCDR). Dr Brindis was previously the President of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) from 2010 to 2011 and served as the Senior Advisor for Cardiovascular Disease at No Cal Kaiser Permanente from 2003 to 2012.

Dr Brindis has a distinguished academic background, having completed his undergraduate education at MIT and earned a Master's Degree in Public Health from UCLA. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emory Medical School and completed all of his graduate medical training at UCSF, where he served as Resident, Chief Resident in Internal Medicine, and Cardiology Fellow.

In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Brindis has held leadership positions in several influential organizations in the field of cardiovascular medicine. He has served as Chair of the ACC-NCDR Management Board, overseeing ten national cardiovascular registries, and was Chair of the ACC Appropriateness Use Criteria Task Force. Dr Brindis has also served on the ACC/AHA Task Force for Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Dr Brindis has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including the ACC Distinguished Fellow Award in 2007 and the Master’s designation of the ACC in 2011. He was inducted into the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Hall of Fame in 2016.

Currently, Dr Brindis is the Chair of the Cardiac Advisory Panel of the State of California OSHPD, where he oversees CABG public reporting. He also serves on the FDA advisory panel for circulatory devices and is a member of the executive committee of FDA’s MDEpiNet National Registries Task Force. Dr. Brindis is a panel member for the Cal. Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF) and has performed consultative work with the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center assessing value in healthcare. He also serves on the steering committee of SMARTCare, a CMMI project implementing innovative quality CV/CAD care.

Dr Brindis continues to actively practice cardiology as a consultant with the UCSF medical residency and cardiology fellowship program.

Dr Ralph G Brindis is an Editorial Board member of US Cardiology Review.

Articles by Ralph G Brindis, Clinical Professor of Medicine


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Citation: US Cardiology 2011;8(1):10

The National Cardiovascular Data Registry - Its Role in Benchmarking and Improving Quality

John S Rumsfeld, Gregory J Dehmer, Ralph G Brindis, et al

Citation: US Cardiology 2009;6(2):11–5


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