Ralph G. Brindis, MD, MPH, MACC, FSCAI, FAHA

Ralph-BrindisClinical Professor of Medicine
University of California
San Francisco, CA

Senior Medical Officer, External Affairs


Dr. Brindis is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and serves on the affiliate faculty of the Phil R. Lee Institute of Health Policy Studies at UCSF. He presently is the Senior Medical Officer, External Affairs, for the ACC National Cardiovascular Registry (ACC-NCDR). Dr. Brindis was the President of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) from 2010 to 2011 and the Senior Advisor for Cardiovascular Disease for the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group from 2003 to 2012. He is a past Chair of the ACC Appropriateness Use Criteria Task Force developing appropriateness criteria for non-invasive testing and coronary revascularization procedures in cardiovascular disease. He has also served as Chair of the ACC Quality Strategic Directions Committee. Dr. Brindis is past Chair of the ACC-NCDR Management Board now overseeing ten cardiovascular national registries assessing cardiac catheterization and angioplasty, implantable defibrillators, carotid stenting, percutaneous valve implantation, acute coronary syndromes, ambulatory cardiovascular medical management and congenital heart disease. Dr. Brindis frequently serves on the FDA cardiovascular device advisory panel. He is a general adult cardiologist following a career as an interventional cardiologist and presently performs attending duties on the UCSF hospital CCU service. His major interest in process measures and outcomes assessment in cardiovascular care had led to helping create and implement various Cardiovascular Guidelines for Northern California Kaiser Permanente.