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

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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Shaw, Leslee J., Ron Blankstein, David L. Brown, Sanket S. Dhruva, Pamela S. Douglas, Tessa S. S. Genders, Raymond J. Gibbons, et al. “Controversies in Diagnostic Imaging of Patients With Suspected Stable and Acute Chest Pain Syndromes..” Jacc Cardiovasc Imaging 12, no. 7 Pt 1 (July 2019): 1254–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2019.05.009.

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31272608
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Douglas, Pamela S., Blase A. Carabello, Roberto M. Lang, Leo Lopez, Patricia A. Pellikka, Michael H. Picard, James 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..” Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 12, no. 7 (July 2019). https://doi.org/10.1161/HCI.0000000000000027.

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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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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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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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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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Foldyna, Borek, James E. Udelson, Júlia Karády, Dahlia Banerji, Michael T. Lu, Thomas Mayrhofer, Daniel O. Bittner, et al. “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..” Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 20, no. 5 (May 1, 2019): 574–81. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jey182.

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