Pamela K. Woodard, M.D. is Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, where she is also the Sr. Vice Chair and Division Director of Radiological Research Facilities. In this role she provides administrative oversight to the directors of the department’s ten research facilities. These include the pre-clinical and clinical imaging PET and MRI research facilities, the Cyclotron Facility, and the Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC). She is also Head of Cardiac MR/CT, Director of the Center for Clinical Imaging Research (CCIR), Director of the Research Residency Program, and Director of the department’s imaging T32 program, TOP-TIER.
Dr. Woodard received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1986 and her MD from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1990. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991, and her residency in Diagnostic Radiology from Duke University in 1995.
Dr. Woodard leads her own research program and led one of the key projects on the Washington University NIH contract, Programs of Excellence in Nanotechnology (PEN) which developed a receptor-targeted radiotracer for atherosclerotic plaque imaging. This radiotracer is now in an NIH-funded R01 first-in-human trial, on which she is PI. She has over 180 manuscripts, federal and non-federal funding, several patents and has served on NIH study sections, including as a standing member on the study section Clinical and Integrative Cardiovascular Sciences (CICS) and Medical Imaging (MEDI). She is now chair of the newly formed Imaging Guided Interventions and Surgery (IGIS). She has received numerous awards for her work including being named an Academy of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research (ARBIR) Distinguished Investigator.
She is a member of many professional organizations, including the American College of Radiology (ACR), serving on the Board of Chancellors as the chair of the ACR Commission on Research, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), American Heart Association (AHA), Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) and Society for Cardiac Computed Tomography (SCCT). She is past president of the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI). She is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR), American Heart Association (FAHA), American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) and North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (FNASCI).