Contributors

Ritu Thamman, MD, FASE, FACC

Cardiologist, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Editor, The Differential: Cardiology
Dr. Thamman is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE). She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Her research focuses on cardiovascular disease in women, mitral valve prolapse, mitral annular disjunction and innovative implementation tools for cardiovascular disease. She is the chair of the Echocardiography Twitter Journal club, a formal journal club on Twitter for which she has developed CME for the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). She is the chair of the Women in Echo task force at the ASE.

She is the co-founder of #TelemedNow, a prominent telemedicine discussion on Twitter, which teaches a myriad of telemedicine topics, with CME. She serves on the ACC Heartbeat Health Work Group, developing a telemedicine solution for cardiologists from the ACC, and is the Co-Chair of the ACC CTA Standards for Telemedicine Workgroup with Google Health, Samsung and Apple.

Dr. Thamman is participating in multiple national and international society guidelines and position statements. She is a member of the writing committee for the 2021 American College of Cardiology (ACC) Disparities of Care Guidelines and ASE’s Burnout Prevention Guidelines. She is member of the ACC Women in Cardiology Leadership Council and started the PA chapter of Women in Cardiology.

Dr. Thamman is the Social Media Editor for Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes and the Journal of American Society of Echocardiography. Her writing and interpretation of scientific articles has led to her being a top a national and international social media figure for advocacy and education for cardiologists.