Pamela Susan Douglas, MD

Professor of Medicine
Ursula Geller Professor for Research in Cardiovascular Disease, in the School of Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 7022 North Pavilion DUMC, Durham, NC 27715
Phone (919) 681-2690
Email address pamela.douglas@duke.edu

Pamela S Douglas MD is the Ursula Geller Professor of Research in Cardiovascular Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Duke University and Director of the Multimodality Imaging Program at Duke Clinical Research Institute. During her 30+ years of experience she has led several landmark multicenter government studies and pivotal industry clinical trials along with outcomes research studies.  She is renowned for her scientific and policy work in improving the quality and appropriateness of imaging in clinical care, clinical trials and registries and through development and dissemination of national standards for imaging utilization, informatics and analysis. She has been among the pioneers in a number of areas including heart disease in women, sports cardiology, and cardio-oncology. Dr. Douglas’ wealth of experience includes authorship of over 400 peer reviewed manuscripts and 30 practice guidelines, and service as the President of the American College of Cardiology, President of the American Society of Echocardiography, and Chief of Cardiology at both the University of Wisconsin and Duke University. She has also previously served on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. She currently serves on the External Advisory Council of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Patient Advocate Foundation.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Cardiology, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1981 - 1984
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1978 - 1981
  • M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1978

Publications

Cremer, PC, Zhang, Y, Alu, M, Rodriguez, LL, Lindman, BR, Zajarias, A, Hahn, RT, Lerakis, S, Malaisrie, SC, Douglas, PS, Pibarot, P, Svensson, LG, Leon, MB, and Jaber, WA. "The incidence and prognostic implications of worsening right ventricular function after surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement: insights from PARTNER IIA." European Heart Journal 39, no. 28 (July 2018): 2659-2667.

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29741615
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Lehman, EP, Cowper, PA, Randolph, TC, Kosinski, AS, Lopes, RD, and Douglas, PS. "Usefulness and Cost-Effectiveness of Universal Echocardiographic Contrast to Detect Left Ventricular Thrombus in Patients with Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction." The American Journal of Cardiology 122, no. 1 (July 2018): 121-128.

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29753394
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Hahn, RT, Leipsic, J, Douglas, PS, Jaber, WA, Weissman, NJ, Pibarot, P, Blanke, P, and Oh, JK. "Comprehensive Echocardiographic Assessment of Normal Transcatheter Valve Function." Jacc. Cardiovascular Imaging (June 8, 2018).

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29909110
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Douglas, PS, and Daubert, MA. "A Tale of Two Tests." Jacc. Cardiovascular Imaging (June 8, 2018).

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29909112
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Douglas, PS, Rzeszut, AK, Bairey Merz, CN, Duvernoy, CS, Lewis, SJ, Walsh, MN, Gillam, L, and American College of Cardiology Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion and American College of Cardiology Women in Cardiology Council, . "Career Preferences and Perceptions of Cardiology Among US Internal Medicine Trainees: Factors Influencing Cardiology Career Choice." Jama Cardiology (May 30, 2018).

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29847674
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Fordyce, C, Hill, CL, Coles, A, Lee, K, Mark, D, Hoffmann, U, Patel, M, and Douglas, PS. "PHYSICIAN JUDGMENT MORE ACCURATE THAN DIAMOND-FORRESTER RISK SCORE IN PREDICTING OBSTRUCTIVE CAD AND ADVERSE CARDIAC EVENTS IN PATIENTS WITH CHEST PAIN: INSIGHTS FROM THE PROMISE TRIAL." 67th Annual Scientific Session and Expo of the American-College-of-Cardiology (ACC). Orlando, FL. March 10, 2018 - March 12, 2018. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, March 10, 2018.

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Lee, JM, Choi, G, Koo, B-K, Hwang, D, Park, J, Zhang, J, Kim, K-J, Tong, Y, Kim, HJ, Grady, L, Doh, J-H, Nam, C-W, Shin, E-S, Cho, Y-S, Choi, S-Y, Chun, EJ, Choi, J-H, Nørgaard, BL, Christiansen, E, Niemen, K, Otake, H, Penicka, M, de Bruyne, B, Kubo, T, Akasaka, T, Narula, J, Douglas, PS, Taylor, CA, and Kim, H-S. "Identification of High-Risk Plaques Destined to Cause Acute Coronary Syndrome Using Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography and Computational Fluid Dynamics." JACC. Cardiovascular imaging (March 9, 2018).

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29550316
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Januzzi, JL, Suchindran, S, Coles, A, Ferencik, M, Patel, MR, Hoffmann, U, Ginsburg, GS, Douglas, PS, and PROMISE Investigators, . "High-Sensitivity Troponin I and Coronary Computed Tomography in Symptomatic Outpatients With Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: Insights From the PROMISE Trial." Jacc. Cardiovascular Imaging (March 9, 2018).

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29550314
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Genders, TSS, Coles, A, Hoffmann, U, Patel, MR, Mark, DB, Lee, KL, Steyerberg, EW, Hunink, MGM, Douglas, PS, and CAD Consortium and the PROMISE Investigators, . "The External Validity of Prediction Models for the Diagnosis of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease in Patients With Stable Chest Pain: Insights From the PROMISE Trial." Jacc. Cardiovascular Imaging 11, no. 3 (March 2018): 437-446.

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28624401
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Khouri, MG, Ky, B, Dunn, G, Plappert, T, Englefield, V, Rabineau, D, Yow, E, Barnhart, HX, St John Sutton, M, and Douglas, PS. "Echocardiography Core Laboratory Reproducibility of Cardiac Safety Assessments in Cardio-Oncology." Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 31, no. 3 (March 2018): 361-371.e3.

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29395626
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