Pamela S. Douglas, MD, MACC, FASE, FAHA is the Ursula Geller Professor of Research in Cardiovascular Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the Duke University and Director of the Multimodality Imaging Program at the DCRI. Dr. Douglas earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She then completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr Douglas 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 quality, 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. Her over 30 years of experience includes leading a variety of multicenter government and industry funded clinical trials and outcomes research studies including landmark and pivotal trials. Dr. Douglas’ wealth of experience includes authorship of nearly 500 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 has served on the External Advisory Council of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the Scientific Advisory Boards of the National Space Biomedical Institute and of the Patient Advocate Foundation.