rigved tadwalkar MD, FACC

Medical School: George Washington University

Medical Residency: Cedars-Sinai  

Cardiology Fellowship: Harbor-UCLA 

Joined Pacific Heart in 2018.

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Dr. Rigved Tadwalkar received his M.D. from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He obtained his M.S. degree in Physiology & Biophysics from Georgetown University and his B.A. degree from the University of Southern California in Biological Sciences and Sociology. Dr. Tadwalkar finished his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center & the West Los Angeles VA Hospital. Upon completion of his residency program in 2013, Dr. Tadwalkar accepted a faculty teaching position at UCLA as a Clinical Instructor at the David Geffen School of Medicine. 


Dr. Tadwalkar’s enthusiasm for Cardiovascular Medicine throughout his career led him to fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His excellence in this role was highlighted with several awards, including from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation of Southern California. During his final year of training, Dr. Tadwalkar served as Chief Cardiology Fellow, where he managed and oversaw day-to-day operations for fellows in his program, including educational and clinical activities. 


With a passion for digital health, Dr. Tadwalkar hopes to transform the way medical care is delivered. In 2016, he co-founded the Committee on Technology with the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, the first state-level chapter of a medical specialty organization with a committee of this type. By linking cardiologists with technology leaders, he hopes to implement innovative solutions in the field via tech-based initiatives.


Dr. Tadwalkar is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians. He serves on the Board of Directors for the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Tadwalkar is Board-Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Internal Medicine.


In his free time, Dr. Tadwalkar enjoys spending time with his family and friends, sampling new cuisines, exercising, and traveling.