Medical Director, Structural Heart Program, Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute
Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health
The Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute / Carolinas Medical Center / Atrium Health
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Dr. Rinaldi has worked as an interventional cardiologist and vascular interventionalist for the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute (SHVI) at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte NC. He held the leadership position of Director of Clinical Research for SHVI for over a decade. He holds an appointment as Professor of Medicine at UNC. He earned his medical degree from Cornell University and completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He also completed a Peripheral Vascular Medicine Fellowship at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston and the Course in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has served as an investigator for more than 50 clinical trials and has authored or co-authored more than 60 publications and 90 abstracts including in journals such as the NEJM, Lancet, JACC, and Circulation. He has served on faculty at most major cardiovascular conference in the US and serves on the DSMB and CEC of several clinical trials. He holds expertise in the fields of coronary intervention, peripheral intervention, and structural heart intervention including trans-catheter mitral valve repair, transcatheter aortic valve replacement and left atrial appendage occlusion.