Michael J. Rinaldi, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute/Carolinas Healthcare System
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 for Carolinas HealthCare System and Associate Professor of Medicine at UNC. He earned his medical degree from Cornell University in NY 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 and Intervention Fellowship at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston. He also completed the Course in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health He has served as an investigator for more than 40 clinical trials and has authored or co-authored more than 57 publications and 82 abstracts including in journals such as the NEJM, Lancet, JACC, and Circulation. He has also presented 141 invited lectures nationally and internationally. 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 and carotid intervention including renal denervation, and structural heart intervention including trans-catheter mitral valve repair, transcatheter aortic valve replacement and left atrial appendage occlusion.