Dr. Douglas is the Ursula Geller Professorship for Research in Cardiovascular Diseases at Duke University, having previously served on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, and the University of Wisconsin. Douglas has served as CV Chief at two premier universities (Duke, Wisconsin) and as a past president of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Society of Echocardiography.
Douglas is internationally known for her scientific work in noninvasive imaging, exercise physiology, and heart disease in women. Her contributions in imaging span an enormous range, from technological innovation to health care delivery, including shaping a national program for quality improvement in imaging. Dr Douglas also had a significant role in creating the field of heart disease in women as an early and persuasive champion of its distinctive importance and relevance.