Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Dr. Woodard will present "Updates in Imaging Cardiovascular Disease with MRI and PET" as the 46th Pendergrass Lecture.
We are pleased to welcome Pamela K. Woodard, MD as our 46th Pendergrass Lecturer.

Pamela K. Woodard, M.D. is the Hugh Monroe Wilson 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 currently is chair of the NIH study section 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 Academy of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research, where she serves on the Executive Committee of the Board, and the American College of Radiology (ACR) where she serves on the Board of Chancellors.