Pamela K. Woodard, MD, the Hugh Monroe Wilson Professor of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the 2021 Outstanding Researcher by the Radiological Society of North America. The honor recognizes those who make significant contributions to radiologic research and pioneer change in the industry.
Woodard’s translational work at the university’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) focuses on cardiovascular imaging. She led a landmark trial that established a new standard of care for diagnosing blood clots in the lungs. She also led a team that developed a nanoparticle-based imaging agent to illuminate dangerous plaque in arteries.
Also a professor of biomedical engineering, Woodard serves as MIR’s senior vice chair and division director of Radiology Research Facilities — the first female division director in the department’s history. 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.
The Outstanding Researcher Award will be presented to Woodard on Nov. 28 during the opening plenary session of the society’s 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.