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

Grinspoon, Steven K., Kathleen V. Fitch, Edgar Turner Overton, Carl J. Fichtenbaum, Markella V. Zanni, Judith A. Aberg, Carlos Malvestutto, et al. “Rationale and design of the Randomized Trial to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV (REPRIEVE)..” Am Heart J 212 (June 2019): 23–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.12.016.

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30928825
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Lee, Joo Myung, Gilwoo Choi, Bon-Kwon Koo, Doyeon Hwang, Jonghanne Park, Jinlong Zhang, Kyung-Jin Kim, et al. “Identification of High-Risk Plaques Destined to Cause Acute Coronary Syndrome Using Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography and Computational Fluid Dynamics..” Jacc Cardiovasc Imaging 12, no. 6 (June 2019): 1032–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.01.023.

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29550316
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Januzzi, James L., Sunil Suchindran, Adrian Coles, Maros Ferencik, Manesh R. Patel, Udo Hoffmann, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Pamela S. Douglas, and Pamela S. PROMISE Investigators. “High-Sensitivity Troponin I and Coronary Computed Tomography in Symptomatic Outpatients With Suspected CAD: Insights From the PROMISE Trial..” Jacc Cardiovasc Imaging 12, no. 6 (June 2019): 1047–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.01.021.

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29550314
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Hoffmann, Udo, Michael T. Lu, Devvora Olalere, Elizabeth C. Adami, Michael T. Osborne, Alex Ivanov, John Sukumar Aluru, et al. “Rationale and design of the Mechanistic Substudy of the Randomized Trial to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV (REPRIEVE): Effects of pitavastatin on coronary artery disease and inflammatory biomarkers..” Am Heart J 212 (June 2019): 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.02.011.

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30928823
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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, April 25, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-019-06221-9.

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31025066
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Litwin, Sheldon E., Adrian Coles, Neha Pagidipati, Kerry L. Lee, Patricia A. Pellikka, Daniel B. Mark, James E. Udelson, Udo Hoffmann, Pamela S. Douglas, and Pamela S. PROMISE Investigators. “Effects of obesity on noninvasive test results in patients with suspected cardiac ischemia: Insights from the PROMISE trial..” J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr, March 27, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcct.2019.03.010.

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30954400
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Sharma, Abhinav, Adrian Coles, Nishant K. Sekaran, Neha J. Pagidipati, Michael T. Lu, Daniel B. Mark, Kerry L. Lee, Hussein R. Al-Khalidi, Udo Hoffmann, and Pamela S. Douglas. “Stress Testing Versus CT Angiography in Patients With Diabetes and Suspected Coronary Artery Disease..” J Am Coll Cardiol 73, no. 8 (March 5, 2019): 893–902. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.11.056.

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30819356
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Yong, Celina M., Freddy Abnousi, Anne K. Rzeszut, Pamela S. Douglas, Robert A. Harrington, Roxana Mehran, Cindy Grines, et al. “Sex Differences in the Pursuit of Interventional Cardiology as a Subspecialty Among Cardiovascular Fellows-in-Training..” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 12, no. 3 (February 11, 2019): 219–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2018.09.036.

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30660463
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