Approach To Care

Dr. Ritts strives to be a resource for customers, to help them understand their cardiovascular disease as well as diagnosis and treatment options. She is a customer advocate and works to ensure her customers feel supported in their care. She believes in developing comprehensive individualized care management strategies. As a general cardiologist, she sees and treats all types of heart disease but has a special interest in cardiomyopathies, cardio-oncology and preventative cardiology.

Experience

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Medical School: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residencies/Internships/Fellowships:

  • Internal Medicine Residency: Vanderbilt University Department of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • Cardiology Fellowship: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Certifications:

  • ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diplomate, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography, National Board of Echocardiography
  • Diplomate, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Recognition:

  • Chief Cardiology Fellow: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Publications:

  • Ritts, A. J., Cornell, R. F., Swiger, K., Singh, J., Goodman, S., & Lenihan, D. J. (2017). Current Concepts of Cardiac Amyloidosis: Diagnosis, Clinical Management, and the Need for Collaboration. Heart Failure Clinics, 13(2), 409-416.
  • Ritts, A.J., Lenihan, D.J., & Cornell, R.F. (2016, July 07). Cardiac Considerations for Modern Multiple Myeloma Therapies.
  • Heitner, S. B., Minnier, J., Naher, A., Van Woerkom, R. C., Ritts, A., Ferencik, M., … & Scott, E. C. (2018). Bortezomib-based Chemotherapy for Multiple Myeloma Patients Without Comorbid Cardiovascular Disease Shows No Cardiotoxicity. Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia, 18(12), 796-802.

Personal

Dr. Ritts is originally from Duluth, Minnesota. She loves spending time outdoors and enjoys hiking, snowboarding, yoga, playing piano and reading.