Woodard Announced as ACR President

Dr. Pamela Woodard of MIR headshot.

Pamela K. Woodard, MD, was announced as president of the American College of Radiology (ACR) at the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Woodard serves as the Elizabeth E. Mallinckrodt Professor of Radiology and director of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In addition, she is the head of cardiac MR/CT and is a fellow of the ACR and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among other professional affiliations.

Woodard’s 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. She also conducted seminal research that led to the translation of cardiac MRI into clinical practice, including methods to improve imaging quality by suppressing respiratory motion.

Before being named MIR director, Woodard served as senior vice chair and division director of radiology research facilities beginning in 2017. In this role, she provided administrative oversight for MIR’s 11 research facilities, including the Center for Clinical Imaging Research, where she was previously its director.

Other senior leaders announced as new officers of the ACR Board of Chancellors include Alan Matsumoto, MD, as chair; Christoph Wald, MD, PhD, as vice chair; and Catherine Everett, MD, as vice president.