Rima Arnaout is a cardiologist who enjoys partnering with her patients to determine the best course of treatment to help them make informed medical decisions. She is also interested in cardiovascular genetics and multimodality imaging. An assistant cardiology professor at UCSF, Arnaout studies the genetic basis of heart development and disease at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, with a special interest in cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia.
Arnaout earned her medical degree at Harvard University and completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and completed a cardiology fellowship at UCSF. She has been working on a National Institutes of Health-funded research project on the genetics and structure of trabecular myocardium (irregular heart muscles) in heart disease for two years. She is a member of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation.