- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Medicine, Cardiology
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Health Evidence and Policy
American Board of Internal Medicine
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Nuclear Cardiology
MD, Univ. of California, San Francisco
Residency, Internal Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Mount Sinai Hospital
Rajesh Vedanthan, MD, MPH graduated with distinction from Swarthmore College, where he was awarded the Ivy Award for top male student in the graduating class. He subsequently won a Marshall Scholarship and studied towards a degree in Human Sciences at Oxford University. He earned his Master of Public Health degree in 2000 from the University of California, Berkeley, and his medical degree in 2002 from the University of California, San Francisco, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha society and the Gold-Headed Cane society. He won a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship during this time and now serves in the leadership of the Soros Fellowship Alumni Association. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he spent one year in Eldoret, Kenya, as the Team Leader of the Indiana University-Kenya Partnership. He subsequently completed his Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Vedanthan is currently Assistant Professor in Medicine (Cardiology) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His area of research interest is global cardiology, global health delivery, capacity-building, and the intersection of health and development.
In addition to his hospital practice, Dr. Vedanthan treats ambulatory patients with a broad spectrum of cardiac conditions, including hypertension, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, and heart rhythm abnormalities.
Dr. Vedanthan is Associate Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation for the Mount Sinai Heart Hospital. Dr. Vedanthan is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine, and he is also Board Certified in Nuclear Cardiology. He is a long-standing member of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Vedanthan was the Theme Editor for the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine issue on “Global Health Delivery and Implementation Science.” He also is an Associate Editor of the journal Global Heart, and is a reviewer for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.
Dr. Vedanthan did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.
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