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Woodard named fellow of medical and biological engineering society

Recognized for contributions to medical imaging, translational research

February 23, 2022

Pamela K. Woodard, MD, the Hugh Monroe Wilson Professor of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in recognition of her contributions to medical imaging and translational research.

Election to the College of Fellows is an honor reserved for leading medical and biological engineers who have made distinguished contributions to their fields. Woodard is among 152 new fellows to be inducted in a virtual ceremony March 25.

Woodard’s translational work focuses on cardiovascular imaging. She was a principal investigator of a landmark trial that established a new standard of care for diagnosing potentially deadly blood clots in the lungs. She also led a team that developed a PET radiotracer that detects a protein associated with plaques in blood vessels that may be unstable and prone to causing sudden major problems such as a heart attack or stroke.

Also a professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering, Woodard serves as senior vice chair and division director of Radiology Research Facilities at the university’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR). She also serves as director of the Center for Clinical Imaging Research, head of Advanced Cardiac Imaging CT/MRI and director of the Radiology Research Residency Program. See here for news about all of this year’s fellows from WashU.