Risheen Reejhsinghani obtained her medical degree in Mumbai, India, followed by an internal medicine residency at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, MA and cardiology fellowship at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, where she served as one of the chief fellows. She subsequently completed an advanced echocardiography fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and is board certified in echocardiography, general cardiology, and nuclear cardiology.

Dr. Reejhsinghani practices as a general cardiologist in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she also serves as the associate director for the hospital-based consultative cardiology service. As a clinical cardiologist, she believes strongly in the tenets of evidence-based practice, diagnostic cognizance, and patient education. She also has a specific interest in the burgeoning field of Cardio-Rheumatology, focused on 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 an academic focus 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, and has worked extensively on curriculum and course design. She currently serves as the associate program director of the cardiovascular medicine fellowship at Stanford, and is an associate course director for the Year 1 Practice of Medicine Course at the Stanford University medical school. Dr. Reejhsinghani also enjoys writing, particularly about medical education and has written articles for international newspapers, among other publications.

Clinical Focus

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Program Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship (2021 - Present)
  • Associate Course Director, Practice of Medicine Year 1 Course (2019 - Present)
  • Associate Director, Consultative Cardiology (2019 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Councilor, Board of Directors, California Chapter, American College of Cardiology (2019 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: National Board of Echocardiography, Adult Echocardiography (2014)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2023)
  • Board Certification: Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology (2014)
  • Fellowship: UCSF Advanced Echocardiography Fellowship (2016) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (2014)
  • Fellowship: Baystate Medical Center Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship (2014) MA
  • Residency: Saint Elizabeth Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency (2011) MA
  • Medical Education: KJ Somaiya Medical College and Research Center (2006) India

All Publications

  • Perioperative considerations for patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing elective noncardiac surgery. The American journal of medicine Rohatgi, N., Smilowitz, N. R., Reejhsinghani, R. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.amjmed.2023.05.017

    View details for PubMedID 37369272

  • Rare Presentation of Paroxysmal High B-Pee. Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979) Bradshaw, C., Abounasr, A., Brunsing, R. L., Kao, C. S., Reejhsinghani, R., Annes, J. P., Chung, B. I., Mihm, F., Bhalla, V. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.122.20790

    View details for PubMedID 36794582

  • A change of heart. Journal of hospital medicine Wang, S. X., Horomanski, A., Tooley, J. E., Reejhsinghani, R., White, A. A. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1002/jhm.13016

    View details for PubMedID 36479928

  • Perioperative Cardiovascular Considerations Prior to Elective Noncardiac Surgery in Patients With a History of COVID-19. JAMA surgery Rohatgi, N., Smilowitz, N. R., Reejhsinghani, R. 1800

    View details for DOI 10.1001/jamasurg.2021.6953

    View details for PubMedID 35019990

  • Electrical Storm in COVID-19. JACC. Case reports O'Brien, C. n., Ning, N. n., McAvoy, J. n., Mitchell, J. E., Kalwani, N. n., Wang, P. n., Nguyen, D. n., Reejhsinghani, R. n., Rogers, A. n., Lorenzo, J. n. 2020; 2 (9): 1256–60


    COVID-19 is a global pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2. Infection is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Individuals with pre-existing cardiovascular disease or evidence of myocardial injury are at risk for severe disease and death. Little is understood about the mechanisms of myocardial injury or life-threatening cardiovascular sequelae. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.).

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.05.032

    View details for PubMedID 32835266

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC7259914