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

Scott, Jessica M., Samantha M. Thomas, Jeffrey M. Peppercorn, James E. Herndon, Pamela S. Douglas, Michel G. Khouri, Chau T. Dang, et al. “Effects of Exercise Therapy Dosing Schedule on Impaired Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Patients With Primary Breast Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Circulation 141, no. 7 (February 18, 2020): 560–70. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.043483.

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32065769
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Lowenstern, Angela, Karen P. Alexander, C Larry Hill, Brooke Alhanti, Patricia A. Pellikka, Michael G. Nanna, Rajendra H. Mehta, et al. “Age-Related Differences in the Noninvasive Evaluation for Possible Coronary Artery Disease: Insights From the Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain (PROMISE) Trial.” Jama Cardiol 5, no. 2 (February 1, 2020): 193–201. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2019.4973.

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31738382
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Meyerhardt, J. A., M. L. Irwin, L. W. Jones, S. Zhang, N. Campbell, J. C. Brown, M. Pollak, et al. “Randomized phase II trial of exercise, metformin, or both on metabolic biomarkers in colorectal and breast cancer survivors.” Jnci Cancer Spectrum 4, no. 1 (February 1, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1093/jncics/pkz096.

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Litwin, Sheldon E., Adrian Coles, C Larry Hill, Brooke Alhanti, Neha Pagidipati, Kerry L. Lee, Patricia A. Pellikka, et al. “Discordances between predicted and actual risk in obese patients with suspected cardiac ischaemia.” Heart 106, no. 4 (February 2020): 273–79. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-314503.

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31601728
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Fitch, Kathleen V., Emma M. Kileel, Sara E. Looby, Markella V. Zanni, Laura R. Sanchez, Carl J. Fichtenbaum, Edgar T. Overton, et al. “Successful recruitment of a multi-site international randomized placebo-controlled trial in people with HIV with attention to diversity of race and ethnicity: critical role of central coordination.” Hiv Res Clin Pract 21, no. 1 (February 2020): 11–23. https://doi.org/10.1080/25787489.2020.1733794.

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32160827
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Ball, Helen L., Catherine E. Taylor, Victoria Thomas, Pamela S. Douglas, and Pamela S. SBY working group. “Development and evaluation of 'Sleep, Baby & You'-An approach to supporting parental well-being and responsive infant caregiving.” Plos One 15, no. 8 (2020): e0237240. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237240.

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32764810
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Stone, Anna T., Kelly M. Carlson, Pamela S. Douglas, Kathleen L. Morris, and Mary Norine Walsh. “Assessment of Subspecialty Choices of Men and Women in Internal Medicine From 1991 to 2016.” Jama Intern Med 180, no. 1 (January 1, 2020): 140–41. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.3833.

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31545349
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Arges, Kristine, Themistocles Assimes, Vikram Bajaj, Suresh Balu, Mustafa R. Bashir, Laura Beskow, Rosalia Blanco, et al. “The Project Baseline Health Study: a step towards a broader mission to map human health.” Npj Digit Med 3 (2020): 84. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-020-0290-y.

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32550652
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Roifman, Idan, Lu Han, Maria Koh, Harindra C. Wijeysundera, Peter C. Austin, Pamela S. Douglas, and Dennis T. Ko. “Clinical Effectiveness of Cardiac Noninvasive Diagnostic Testing in Patients Discharged From the Emergency Department for Chest Pain.” J Am Heart Assoc 8, no. 21 (November 5, 2019): e013824. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.119.013824.

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31684795
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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 29, no. 11 (November 2019): 6119–28. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-019-06221-9.

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31025066
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