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 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

Ong, Geraldine, Philippe Pibarot, Bjorn Redfors, Neil J. Weissman, Wael A. Jaber, Raj R. Makkar, Stamatios Lerakis, et al. “Diastolic Function and Clinical Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: PARTNER 2 SAPIEN 3 Registry.” J Am Coll Cardiol 76, no. 25 (December 22, 2020): 2940–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.10.032.

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33334422
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Karády, Júlia, Thomas Mayrhofer, Alexander Ivanov, Borek Foldyna, Michael T. Lu, Maros Ferencik, Amit Pursnani, et al. “Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Anatomic vs Functional Index Testing in Patients With Low-Risk Stable Chest Pain.” Jama Netw Open 3, no. 12 (December 1, 2020): e2028312. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.28312.

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33315111
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Fairbairn, Timothy A., Rebecca Dobson, Lyne Hurwitz-Koweek, Hitoshi Matsuo, Bjarne L. Norgaard, Niels Peter Rønnow Sand, Koen Nieman, et al. “Sex Differences in Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography-Derived Fractional Flow Reserve: Lessons From ADVANCE.” Jacc Cardiovasc Imaging 13, no. 12 (December 2020): 2576–87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.07.008.

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32861656
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Winther, Simon, Samuel Emil Schmidt, Thomas Mayrhofer, Hans Erik Bøtker, Udo Hoffmann, Pamela S. Douglas, William Wijns, et al. “Incorporating Coronary Calcification Into Pre-Test Assessment of the Likelihood of Coronary Artery Disease.” J Am Coll Cardiol 76, no. 21 (November 24, 2020): 2421–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.09.585.

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33213720
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Roifman, Idan, Lu Han, Maria Koh, Harindra C. Wijeysundera, Peter C. Austin, Pamela S. Douglas, and Dennis T. Ko. “Use of Cardiac Noninvasive Testing After Emergency Department Discharge: Association of Hospital Network Testing Intensity and Outcomes in Ontario, Canada.” J Am Heart Assoc 9, no. 21 (November 3, 2020): e017330. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.017330.

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33086926
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Whitelaw, Sera, Lehana Thabane, Mamas A. Mamas, Nosheen Reza, Khadijah Breathett, Pamela S. Douglas, and Harriette G. C. Van Spall. “Characteristics of Heart Failure Trials Associated With Under-Representation of Women as Lead Authors.” J Am Coll Cardiol 76, no. 17 (October 27, 2020): 1919–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.08.062.

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33092727
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Pibarot, Philippe, Julien Ternacle, Wael A. Jaber, Erwan Salaun, Abdellaziz Dahou, Federico M. Asch, Neil J. Weissman, et al. “Structural Deterioration of Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Bioprostheses in the PARTNER-2 Trial.” J Am Coll Cardiol 76, no. 16 (October 20, 2020): 1830–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.08.049.

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33059828
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Russo, Juan J., Megha Prasad, Darshan Doshi, Dimitrios Karmpaliotis, Manish A. Parikh, Ziad A. Ali, Jeffrey J. Popma, et al. “Improvement in left ventricular function following higher-risk percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy.” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 96, no. 4 (October 1, 2020): 764–70. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28557.

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31693292
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Foldyna, Borek, Roman Zeleznik, Parastou Eslami, Thomas Mayrhofer, Maros Ferencik, Daniel O. Bittner, Nandini M. Meyersohn, et al. “Epicardial Adipose Tissue in Patients With Stable Chest Pain: Insights From the PROMISE Trial.” Jacc Cardiovasc Imaging 13, no. 10 (October 2020): 2273–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.05.024.

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32861649
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Malhotra, Saurabh, Omar Batal, Pamela Douglas, and Prem Soman. “Accurate Prediction of Myocardial Perfusion Abnormality by the European Society of Cardiology Pretest Probability Estimates of Coronary Artery Disease.” Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 13, no. 10 (October 2020): e011342. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.120.011342.

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33076699
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