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

Daubert, MA, Yow, E, Dunn, G, Marchev, S, Barnhart, H, Douglas, PS, O'Connor, C, Goldstein, S, Udelson, JE, and Sabbah, HN. "Novel Mitochondria-Targeting Peptide in Heart Failure Treatment: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Elamipretide." Circulation. Heart failure 10, no. 12 (December 2017).

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29217757
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Melloni, C, Dunning, A, Granger, CB, Thomas, L, Khouri, MG, Garcia, DA, Hylek, EM, Hanna, M, Wallentin, L, Gersh, BJ, Douglas, PS, Alexander, JH, and Lopes, RD. "Efficacy and Safety of Apixaban Versus Warfarin in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and a History of Cancer: Insights from the ARISTOTLE Trial." December 2017.

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28739198
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Lu, MT, Ferencik, M, Roberts, RS, Lee, KL, Ivanov, A, Adami, E, Mark, DB, Jaffer, FA, Leipsic, JA, Douglas, PS, and Hoffmann, U. "Noninvasive FFR Derived From Coronary CT Angiography: Management and Outcomes in the PROMISE Trial." JACC. Cardiovascular imaging 10, no. 11 (November 2017): 1350-1358.

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28412436
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Sharma, A, Sekaran, NK, Coles, A, Pagidipati, NJ, Hoffmann, U, Mark, DB, Lee, KL, Al-Khalidi, HR, Lu, MT, Pellikka, PA, Trong, QA, and Douglas, PS. "Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on the Evaluation of Stable Chest Pain Patients: Insights From the PROMISE (Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain) Trial." Journal of the American Heart Association 6, no. 11 (October 31, 2017).

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29089344
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Ladapo, JA, Coles, A, Dolor, RJ, Mark, DB, Cooper, L, Lee, KL, Goldberg, J, Shapiro, MD, Hoffmann, U, and Douglas, PS. "Quantifying sociodemographic and income disparities in medical therapy and lifestyle among symptomatic patients with suspected coronary artery disease: a cross-sectional study in North America." BMJ open 7, no. 9 (September 29, 2017): e016364-.

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28965093
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Sachdeva, R, Kelleman, MS, McCracken, CE, Campbell, RM, Lai, WW, Lopez, L, Stern, KWD, Welch, E, and Douglas, PS. "Physician Attitudes toward the First Pediatric Appropriate Use Criteria and Engagement With Educational Intervention to Improve the Appropriateness of Outpatient Echocardiography." Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 30, no. 9 (September 2017): 926-931.e2.

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28651801
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Lu, MT, Douglas, PS, Udelson, JE, Adami, E, Ghoshhajra, BB, Picard, MH, Roberts, R, Lee, KL, Einstein, AJ, Mark, DB, Velazquez, EJ, Carter, W, Ridner, M, Al-Khalidi, HR, and Hoffmann, U. "Safety of coronary CT angiography and functional testing for stable chest pain in the PROMISE trial: A randomized comparison of test complications, incidental findings, and radiation dose." Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography 11, no. 5 (September 2017): 373-382.

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28838846
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Douglas, PS, Williams, KA, and Walsh, MN. "Diversity Matters." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 70, no. 12 (September 2017): 1525-1529.

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Budoff, MJ, Mayrhofer, T, Ferencik, M, Bittner, DO, Lee, KL, Lu, MT, Coles, A, Jang, JJ, Krishnam, MS, Douglas, PS, Hoffmann, U, and PROMISE Investigators, . "The Prognostic Value of Coronary Artery Calcium in the PROMISE Study." Circulation (August 28, 2017).

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28847895
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Douglas, PS, and Shaw, LJ. "SPECT, PET, and CTA-Acronyms or Better Imaging?." JAMA cardiology (August 16, 2017).

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28813569
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