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NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute is the leading private nonprofit institute devoted to Veterans health research in the United States. Our mission is to advance Veterans health through research.

We support the work of some of the nation's foremost physicians and scientists at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the premier biomedical research facility in the VA system. All have faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco, which has its own proud traditions of research and patient care. We also partner with the U.S. Department of Defense to support health research on behalf of our men and women in the Armed Forces.

Those who have served in uniform have given their best for their country. In return, we believe that they deserve nothing less than the best health care research we can provide.

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Rakesh K. Mishra, MD

Director, Cardiac Stress Laboratory, SFVAHCS
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF


Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Outcomes

After graduating from the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Mishra completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiology at UCSF. He then went on to complete advanced training in Nuclear Cardiology at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  His research focuses on the identification of serum and imaging biomarkers associated with elevated risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes in various populations, including patients with coronary artery disease and chronic kidney disease. In addition, he is interested in identifying novel and  prognostically meaningful non-invasive measures of cardiac physiology.


To see Dr. Mishra on PubMed, click here.