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

Gertz, ZM, Pibarot, P, Douglas, PS, Elmariah, S, Alu, MC, McAndrew, T, Zhang, Y, Hodson, RW, Hahn, RT, Weissman, NJ, Lindman, BR, Clavel, MA, Lerakis, S, Abbas, AE, Thourani, VH, Kodali, S, Kapadia, S, Suri, RM, Makkar, R, Mack, M, Leon, MB, and Herrmann, HC. "Implications of Left Ventricular Geometry in Low-Flow Aortic Stenosis: A PARTNER 2 Trial Subanalysis." Jacc: Cardiovascular Imaging 12, no. 2 (February 1, 2019): 367-368. (Letter)

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Daubert, MA, Adams, K, Yow, E, Barnhart, HX, Douglas, PS, Rimmer, S, Norris, C, Cooper, L, Leifer, E, Desvigne-Nickens, P, Anstrom, K, Fiuzat, M, Ezekowitz, J, Mark, DB, O'Connor, CM, Januzzi, J, and Felker, GM. "NT-proBNP Goal Achievement Is Associated With Significant Reverse Remodeling and Improved Clinical Outcomes in HFrEF." Jacc. Heart Failure 7, no. 2 (February 2019): 158-168.

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30611722
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Yong, CM, Abnousi, F, Rzeszut, AK, Douglas, PS, Harrington, RA, Mehran, R, Grines, C, Altin, SE, Duvernoy, CS, American College of Cardiology Women in Cardiology Leadership Council (ACC WIC), , and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Women in Innovations (SCAI WIN), . "Sex Differences in the Pursuit of Interventional Cardiology as a Subspecialty Among Cardiovascular Fellows-in-Training." Jacc. Cardiovascular Interventions 12, no. 3 (February 2019): 219-228.

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30660463
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Jang, JJ, Bhapkar, M, Coles, A, Vemulapalli, S, Fordyce, CB, Lee, KL, Udelson, JE, Hoffmann, U, Tardif, J-C, Jones, WS, Mark, DB, Sorrell, VL, Espinoza, A, Douglas, PS, Patel, MR, and PROMISE Investigators, . "Predictive Model for High-Risk Coronary Artery Disease." Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging 12, no. 2 (February 2019): e007940-null.

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30712364
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Hahn, RT, Leipsic, J, Douglas, PS, Jaber, WA, Weissman, NJ, Pibarot, P, Blanke, P, and Oh, JK. "Comprehensive Echocardiographic Assessment of Normal Transcatheter Valve Function." Jacc. Cardiovascular Imaging 12, no. 1 (January 2019): 25-34.

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29909110
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Valentine, CM, and Douglas, PS. "Fostering New Leaders and Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Are Key to Achieving ACC Vision." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 73, no. 1 (January 2019): 110-112.

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30621940
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Januzzi, JL, Suchindran, S, Hoffmann, U, Patel, MR, Ferencik, M, Coles, A, Tardif, J-C, Ginsburg, GS, Douglas, PS, and PROMISE Investigators, . "Single-Molecule hsTnI and Short-Term Risk in Stable Patients With Chest Pain." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 73, no. 3 (January 2019): 251-260.

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30678753
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Foldyna, B, Udelson, JE, Karády, J, Banerji, D, Lu, MT, Mayrhofer, T, Bittner, DO, Meyersohn, NM, Emami, H, Genders, TSS, Fordyce, CB, Ferencik, M, Douglas, PS, and Hoffmann, U. "Pretest probability for patients with suspected obstructive coronary artery disease: re-evaluating Diamond-Forrester for the contemporary era and clinical implications: insights from the PROMISE trial." European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging (December 5, 2018).

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30520944
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Pagidipati, NJ, Mudrick, DW, Chiswell, K, Brucker, A, Peterson, ED, and Douglas, PS. "Sex differences in long-term outcomes of patients across the spectrum of coronary artery disease." American Heart Journal 206 (December 2018): 51-60.

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30317061
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Fordyce, CB, Douglas, PS, and Udelson, JE. "Errors in Programming and Coding Affecting Cohorts Included in the Study Deriving and Validating the PROMISE Minimal-Risk Tool." Jama Cardiology (November 21, 2018).

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30477017
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