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 200 Morris St Room 7710, Durham, NC 27701
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

Park, Jiesuck, Joo Myung Lee, Bon-Kwon Koo, Gilwoo Choi, Doyeon Hwang, Tae-Min Rhee, Seokhun Yang, et al. “Relevance of anatomical, plaque, and hemodynamic characteristics of non-obstructive coronary lesions in the prediction of risk for acute coronary syndrome..” Eur Radiol 29, no. 11 (November 2019): 6119–28. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-019-06221-9.

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31025066
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Douglas, Pamela S., Cathleen Biga, Kristin M. Burns, Richard A. Chazal, Michael S. Cuffe, James M. Daniel, Catherine Garzio, et al. “2019 ACC Health Policy Statement on Cardiologist Compensation and Opportunity Equity..” J Am Coll Cardiol 74, no. 15 (October 15, 2019): 1947–65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2019.07.040.

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31537317
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Litwin, Sheldon E., Adrian Coles, C Larry Hill, Brooke Alhanti, Neha Pagidipati, Kerry L. Lee, Patricia A. Pellikka, et al. “Discordances between predicted and actual risk in obese patients with suspected cardiac ischaemia..” Heart, October 10, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-314503.

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31601728
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Sharma, Garima, Amy A. Sarma, Mary Norine Walsh, Sharonne N. Hayes, Sheila Sahni, Sherry-Ann Brown, Toniya Singh, et al. “10 Recommendations to Enhance Recruitment, Retention, and Career Advancement of Women Cardiologists..” J Am Coll Cardiol 74, no. 14 (October 8, 2019): 1839–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2019.08.016.

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Stone, Anna T., Kelly M. Carlson, Pamela S. Douglas, Kathleen L. Morris, and Mary Norine Walsh. “Assessment of Subspecialty Choices of Men and Women in Internal Medicine From 1991 to 2016..” Jama Intern Med, September 23, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.3833.

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31545349
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Mehta, Laxmi S., Kara Fisher, Anne K. Rzeszut, Rebecca Lipner, Stephanie Mitchell, Michael Dill, David Acosta, William J. Oetgen, and Pamela S. Douglas. “Current Demographic Status of Cardiologists in the United States..” Jama Cardiol, September 11, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2019.3247.

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31509160
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Writing Committee Members, William S., Pamela S. Douglas, Blase A. Carabello, Roberto M. Lang, Leo Lopez, Patricia A. Pellikka, Michael H. Picard, et al. “2019 ACC/AHA/ASE Key Data Elements and Definitions for Transthoracic Echocardiography: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards (Writing Committee to Develop Clinical Data Standards for Transthoracic Echocardiography) and the American Society of Echocardiography..” J Am Soc Echocardiogr 32, no. 9 (September 2019): 1161–1248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2019.05.006.

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31248777
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Furer, Ariel, Shmuel Chen, Bjorn Redfors, Sammy Elmariah, Philippe Pibarot, Howard C. Herrmann, Rebecca T. Hahn, et al. “Effect of Baseline Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction on 2-Year Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Analysis of the PARTNER 2 Trials..” Circ Heart Fail 12, no. 8 (August 2019). https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.118.005809.

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31525069
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Douglas, P. S., B. A. Carabello, R. M. Lang, L. Lopez, P. A. Pellikka, M. H. Picard, J. D. Thomas, et al. “2019 ACC/AHA/ASE Key Data Elements and Definitions for Transthoracic Echocardiography: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards (Writing Committee to Develop Cardiovascular Endpoints Data Standards) and the American Society of Echocardiography.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 74, no. 3 (July 23, 2019): 403–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2019.02.027.

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Mehta, Laxmi S., Sandra J. Lewis, Claire S. Duvernoy, Anne K. Rzeszut, Mary Norine Walsh, Robert A. Harrington, Athena Poppas, et al. “Burnout and Career Satisfaction Among U.S. Cardiologists..” J Am Coll Cardiol 73, no. 25 (July 2, 2019): 3345–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2019.04.031.

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31248556
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