Pamela K. Woodard, MD

Director, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

Elizabeth E. Mallinckrodt Professor of Radiology
Chair, Department of Radiology
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Head, Advanced Cardiac Imaging (CT/MR)

Clinical Expertise:

Pamela K. Woodard, MD, is the Elizabeth E. Mallinckrodt Professor and director of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In 2017, Woodard was named senior vice chair and division director of radiology research facilities, providing administrative oversight for MIR’s 11 research facilities — including the Center for Clinical Imaging Research, for which she previously served as its director. Her research in cardiovascular imaging has made a significant translational impact, including her work leading a landmark study that established a new standard of care for diagnosing blood clots in the lungs.

An alumnus of MIR’s cardiothoracic imaging fellowship, Woodard is also head of cardiac MR/CT. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among other professional organizations, and was named the 2021 Outstanding Researcher by the Radiological Society of North America. She has several patents and has served on study sections for the NIH.

Clinical Interests

Cardiac CT and MRI, pulmonary embolism diagnosis, targeted molecular imaging

Research Interests

Coronary MR angiography, myocardial perfusion imaging, coronary CT angiography, atherosclerotic plaque characterization, pulmonary embolism diagnosis and imaging biomarkers

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Education History


Cardiothoracic Imaging, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine


Diagnostic Radiology, Duke University Medical Center

Medical Degree

Duke University School of Medicine


Duke University


Radiological Society of North America
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
American Heart Association
American College of Radiology
American Board of Radiology
American Association for Women Radiologists
American Roentgen Ray Society
Association of University Radiologists
Society of Thoracic Radiology
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Academy of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research
Board of Directors, Missouri Radiological Society
Legacy and History Committee, North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging


2023 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2022 Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
2021 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2021 Outstanding Researcher Award, Radiological Society of North America
2019 Fellow, Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
2018 Board of Chancellors, American College of Radiology
2017 Distinguished Achievement Award, Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention Council, American Heart Association
2016 Charles T. Dotter Award/Lecture, American Heart Association
2015 Distinguished Investigator Award, Academy of Radiology Research
2015-2019 Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd