Florian Rader, MD, MSc

Staff Cardiologist
Assistant Professor of Cardiology

Florian Rader, MD, MSc, is Assistant Professor and staff cardiologist in the Cedars-Sinai Hypertension Center and Heart Institute. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology and certified by the American Society of Hypertension and the American Society of Echocardiography.

Dr. Rader's current research focus includes the use of renal sympathetic denervation in the treatment of patients with resistant hypertension, as well as the use of telemedicine to address uncontrolled hypertension. In addition, he is studying hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and also the effects of cocaine on the human coronary microcirculation. Dr. Rader's clinical interests are difficult and secondary causes of hypertension, echocardiography and cardiovascular intensive care.

He has published extensively and serves as scientific reviewer of several high-impact cardiovascular journals. Dr. Rader is a sought-after speaker providing his expertise and insight through presentations at symposiums and professional association meetings.

A recipient of the National Institutes of Health's Career Development Award, Dr. Rader serves as a member of several professional societies including the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Hypertension and the American Society of Echocardiography. As an active member of the American Heart Association (AHA), Dr. Rader also serves on the AHA’s Council of Hypertension.

Dr. Rader earned his pre-medical and medical degrees from the University of Vienna, Austria and went on to complete the Physician Scientist Program at Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Campus in Cleveland, Ohio, where he received numerous awards for his research.

After concluding his residency in internal medicine, Dr. Rader went on to complete a research fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic followed by clinical training in Cardiology at Case Western Reserve University, where he also served as chief fellow.

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