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Pamela Susan Douglas CV

Ursula Geller Distinguished Professor of Research in Cardiovascular Diseases
Medicine, Cardiology
Duke Box 17969, Durham, NC 27705
300 W. Morgan St Room 841, Durham, NC 27701


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.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Ursula Geller Distinguished Professor of Research in Cardiovascular Diseases · 2005 - Present Medicine, Cardiology, Medicine
Professor of Medicine · 2004 - Present Medicine, Cardiology, Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute · 2007 - Present Duke Clinical Research Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Virginia Commonwealth University · 1978 M.D.