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photo Ritu Thamman, MD, FASE, FACC


Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-359-5131

Office: 490 E North Ave
Suite G104
Pittsburgh, 15212
Phone: 412-359-5131
Education and Training
BS Honors Program in Medical Sciences, Northwestern University, 1988
MD, Northwestern University Feinburg School of Medicine, 1991
Internal Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center NYC, 1994
Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2001
Research Interest
My research focuses on cardiovascular disease in women, mitral valve prolapse, mitral annular disjunction and innovative implementation tools for cardiovascular disease. I have 3 IRB's including a prospective registry on mitral annular disjunction.
Clinical Interest
I am the chair of the Echocardiography Twitter Journal club, a formal journal club on Twitter for which I have developed CME, writing all the American Society of Echocardiography questions. I am also a Board Member of the ASE and serve as its Social Media Strategist.

I am the Social Media Editor for Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes and the Journal of American Society of Echocardiography. My writing and interpretation of scientific articles have led to me being a top influencer for the ACC, AHA, ASE, and European Congress of Cardiology. I am a national and international figure for social media for education for cardiologists and medical doctors.

I am a member of the writing committee for the 2021 American College of Cardiology (ACC) Disparities of Care Guidelines, and our white paper on disparities is in press. I am a national figure for differences in Cardiology and CVD outcomes. I am also a committee member for the upcoming 2020 ASE Burnout Prevention Guidelines, also in press. I founded the PA chapter of Women in Cardiology and currently serve on the Leadership Council of the ACC Women in Cardiology Committee.
Educational Interest
My past and current medical student education roles include serving as the course director for Med 5910 Narrative Literature and the Experience of Illness, MED 5400 - Pandemics in Medicine and Society, Culinary Medicine Mini-Elective, and the Being a Physician Mini-Elective. I also serve on the POCUS Education Committee, leading artificial intelligence to teach our medical students. I also have created TelemedNow, a prominent weekly telemedicine discussion on Twitter, which teaches a myriad of telemedicine topics, with CME. I serve on the Telemedicine Teaching Task Force to teach our students how to use telemedicine.
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Notable Achievements
Social Media Editor Circulation Quality Outcomes, 2019
Social Media Editor Journal of American Society of Echocardiography, 2019
Co-Director of Center for Humanities and Arts in Medicine (CHARM), 2020
Social Media Strategist for American Society of Echocardiography, 2019