Pamela Susan Douglas, MD

Professor of Medicine
Ursula Geller Distinguished Professor for Research in Cardiovascular Disease, in the School of Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 300 W. Morgan St Room 841, 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

Overton, Edgar T., Isabelle R. Weir, Markella V. Zanni, Stephanie Fischinger, Rodger D. MacArthur, Judith A. Aberg, Kathleen V. Fitch, et al. “Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection Is Common Among ART-Treated People With HIV.” J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 90, no. 4 (August 1, 2022): 377–81. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000003000.

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35413022
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Rao, Shiavax J., Pamela S. Douglas, Anne Rzeszut, Sharonne N. Hayes, Athena Poppas, Laxmi S. Mehta, Roger S. Blumenthal, and Garima Sharma. “Global Differences in Parental Leave Policies and Satisfaction Among Cardiologists.” Curr Probl Cardiol, June 23, 2022, 101299. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2022.101299.

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35753397
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Li, Guowei, Jingyi Zhang, Harriette G. C. Van Spall, Pamela S. Douglas, Yaoyao Wang, Xin Sun, and Lehana Thabane. “Exploring ethnic representativeness in diabetes clinical trial enrolment from 2000 to 2020: a chronological survey.” Diabetologia, June 16, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-022-05736-z.

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Kwapong, Yaa A., Ellen Boakye, Olufunmilayo H. Obisesan, Lochan M. Shah, S Michelle Ogunwole, Allison G. Hays, Roger S. Blumenthal, et al. “Nativity-Related Disparities in Preterm Birth and Cardiovascular Risk in a Multiracial U.S. Cohort.” Am J Prev Med 62, no. 6 (June 2022): 885–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2021.12.027.

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Douglas, P. S., M. J. Mack, D. A. Acosta, E. J. Benjamin, C. Biga, S. N. Hayes, N. N. Ijioma, et al. “2022 ACC Health Policy Statement on Building Respect, Civility, and Inclusion in the Cardiovascular Workplace: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Solution Set Oversight Committee.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 79, no. 21 (May 31, 2022): 2153–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2022.03.006.

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Fordyce, Christopher B., C Larry Hill, Daniel B. Mark, Brooke Alhanti, Patricia A. Pellikka, Udo Hoffmann, Manesh R. Patel, Pamela S. Douglas, and Pamela S. PROMISE Investigators. “Physician judgement in predicting obstructive coronary artery disease and adverse events in chest pain patients.” Heart 108, no. 11 (May 12, 2022): 860–67. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2021-320275.

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Kolossváry, Márton, Chris deFilippi, Michael T. Lu, Markella V. Zanni, Evelynne S. Fulda, Borek Foldyna, Heather Ribaudo, et al. “Proteomic Signature of Subclinical Coronary Artery Disease in People with HIV: Analysis of the REPRIEVE Mechanistic Substudy.” J Infect Dis, May 10, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiac196.

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Bachour, Kinan, Shayne E. Dodge, Stephen Kearing, Pamela S. Douglas, Sandra Wong, and Megan Coylewright. “Predicting When Women Will Achieve Equitable Representation in Four Specialties: The WHEN Study.” Am J Med 135, no. 5 (May 2022): 650–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2022.01.031.

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Lowenstern, Angela, Karen P. Alexander, Neha J. Pagidipati, C Larry Hill, Patricia A. Pellikka, Lawton S. Cooper, Brooke Alhanti, Udo Hoffmann, Daniel B. Mark, and Pamela S. Douglas. “Presenting Symptoms in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Disease Evaluation: Association With Noninvasive Test Results and Clinical Outcomes in the PROMISE Trial.” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 15, no. 5 (May 2022): e008298. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.121.008298.

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Hahn, Rebecca T., Marie-Annick Clavel, Julia Mascherbauer, Stephanie L. Mick, Anita W. Asgar, and Pamela S. Douglas. “Sex-Related Factors in Valvular Heart Disease: JACC Focus Seminar 5/7.” J Am Coll Cardiol 79, no. 15 (April 19, 2022): 1506–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.08.081.

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