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

Wang, Teresa, Pamela S. Douglas, and Nosheen Reza. “Gender Gaps in Salary and Representation in Academic Internal Medicine Specialties in the US.” Jama Intern Med 181, no. 9 (September 1, 2021): 1255–57. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.3469.

PMID
34251403
Full Text

Nanna, M. G., T. Y. Wang, K. Chiswell, J. L. Sun, S. Vemulapalli, U. Hoffmann, M. R. Patel, J. E. Udelson, C. B. Fordyce, and P. S. Douglas. “Estimating the real-world performance of the PROMISE minimal-risk tool.” Am Heart J 239 (September 2021): 100–109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2021.05.016.

PMID
34077743
Full Text

Foldyna, Borek, Roman Zeleznik, Parastou Eslami, Thomas Mayrhofer, Jan-Erik Scholtz, Maros Ferencik, Daniel O. Bittner, et al. “Small whole heart volume predicts cardiovascular events in patients with stable chest pain: insights from the PROMISE trial.” Eur Radiol 31, no. 8 (August 2021): 6200–6210. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-021-07695-2.

PMID
33501599
Full Text

Eliya, Yousif, Sera Whitelaw, Lehana Thabane, Adriaan A. Voors, Pamela S. Douglas, and Harriette G. C. Van Spall. “Temporal Trends and Clinical Trial Characteristics Associated With the Inclusion of Women in Heart Failure Trial Steering Committees: A Systematic Review.” Circ Heart Fail 14, no. 8 (August 2021): e008064. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.120.008064.

PMID
34281362
Full Text

Cremer, Paul C., Tom Kai Ming Wang, L Leonardo Rodriguez, Brian R. Lindman, Yiran Zhang, Alan Zajarias, Rebecca T. Hahn, et al. “Incidence and Clinical Significance of Worsening Tricuspid Regurgitation Following Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Analysis From the PARTNER IIA Trial.” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 14, no. 8 (August 2021): e010437. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.120.010437.

PMID
34266311
Full Text

Hahn, Rebecca T., Pamela S. Douglas, Wael A. Jaber, Jonathon Leipsic, Samir Kapadia, Vinod H. Thourani, Raj Makkar, et al. “Doppler Velocity Index Outcomes Following Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the PARTNER Trials.” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 14, no. 14 (July 26, 2021): 1594–1606. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2021.04.007.

PMID
34217631
Full Text

Ternacle, Julien, Philippe Pibarot, Howard C. Herrmann, Susheel Kodali, Jonathon Leipsic, Philipp Blanke, Wael Jaber, et al. “Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch After Aortic Valve Replacement in the PARTNER 2 Trial and Registry.” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 14, no. 13 (July 12, 2021): 1466–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2021.03.069.

PMID
34238557
Full Text

Meyersohn, Nandini M., Thomas Mayrhofer, Kathleen E. Corey, Daniel O. Bittner, Pedro V. Staziaki, Balint Szilveszter, Travis Hallett, et al. “Association of Hepatic Steatosis With Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events, Independent of Coronary Artery Disease.” Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 19, no. 7 (July 2021): 1480-1488.e14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2020.07.030.

PMID
32707340
Full Text

Benjamin, Ivor J., C Michael Valentine, William J. Oetgen, Katherine A. Sheehan, Ralph G. Brindis, William H. Roach, Robert A. Harrington, et al. “2020 American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Consensus Conference on Professionalism and Ethics: A Consensus Conference Report.” Circulation 143, no. 25 (June 22, 2021): e1035–87. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000963.

PMID
33974449
Full Text

Pages