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Bridget Fey Koontz, MD

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Office: 30 Medicine Circle, Morris 05151, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3085 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Clinical: Board-certified in radiation treatment for all cancer locations/types.
Research: The long-term goal of Dr. Koontz’s research is to minimize treatment-related side effects of radiotherapy.  To that end she has a laboratory studying the mechanisms of radiation induced erectile dysfunction and testing interventions to treat and prevent this devastating side effect of radiotherapy.  Her clinical research investigates optimizing prostate cancer treatment and utilizes collaborations with colleagues in surgery and psychiatry to pursue further understanding of how sexual dysfunction develops after radiotherapy and how to improve patient-provider interactions regarding the sexuality and intimacy consequences of cancer therapy.

Education and Training

  • Residency Training, Radiation Oncology, Duke University School of Medicine, 2003 - 2007
  • Internship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, 2002 - 3003
  • M.D., Harvard University , 2002
  • B.S., Allegheny College, 1998

Publications

Koontz, Bridget F., Karen E. Hoffman, Susan Halabi, Patrick Healy, Monika Anand, Daniel J. George, Michael R. Harrison, et al. “Combination of Radiation Therapy and Short-Term Androgen Blockade With Abiraterone Acetate Plus Prednisone for Men With High- and Intermediate-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer.” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 109, no. 5 (April 1, 2021): 1271–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.11.059.

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Hunt, Anastasia A., Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, Varun Nukala, Michael W. Nolan, Alina Ahmad, Kathleen A. Ashcraft, and Bridget F. Koontz. “Risk of erectile dysfunction after modern radiotherapy for intact prostate cancer.” Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 24, no. 1 (March 2021): 128–34. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41391-020-0247-x.

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Koontz, Bridget F., and Thomas A. Hope. “More Answers and More Questions About Radiotherapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer.” Jama Oncol, February 18, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.7708.

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Song, Lixin, Peiran Guo, Xianming Tan, Ronald C. Chen, Matthew E. Nielsen, Sarah A. Birken, Bridget F. Koontz, Laurel L. Northouse, and Deborah K. Mayer. “Enhancing survivorship care planning for patients with localized prostate cancer using a couple-focused web-based, mHealth program: the results of a pilot feasibility study.” J Cancer Surviv 15, no. 1 (February 2021): 99–108. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-020-00914-7.

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Hall, William A., Eric Paulson, Brian J. Davis, Daniel E. Spratt, Todd M. Morgan, David Dearnaley, Alison C. Tree, et al. “NRG Oncology Updated International Consensus Atlas on Pelvic Lymph Node Volumes for Intact and Postoperative Prostate Cancer.” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2021): 174–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.08.034.

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Parikh, Neil R., Eric M. Chang, Nicholas G. Nickols, Matthew B. Rettig, Ann C. Raldow, Michael L. Steinberg, Bridget F. Koontz, et al. “Cost-Effectiveness of Metastasis-Directed Therapy in Oligorecurrent Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer.” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 108, no. 4 (November 15, 2020): 917–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.06.009.

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Koontz, Bridget F. “The role of radiation treatment in metastatic prostate cancer.” Clin Adv Hematol Oncol 18, no. 11 (November 2020): 707–9.

Scholars@Duke

Koontz, Bridget F. “Through COVID-Colored Glasses: New Perspectives on Same Data.” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 108, no. 2 (October 1, 2020): 338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.07.011.

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Randolph, Joshua T., Elena S. Pak, Bridget F. Koontz, and Johanna L. Hannan. “Ex Vivo Radiation Leads to Opposing Neurite Growth in Whole Ganglia vs Dissociated Cultured Pelvic Neurons.” J Sex Med 17, no. 8 (August 2020): 1423–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2020.04.385.

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Nukala, Varun, Luca Incrocci, Anastasia A. Hunt, Leslie Ballas, and Bridget F. Koontz. “Challenges in Reporting the Effect of Radiotherapy on Erectile Function.” J Sex Med 17, no. 6 (June 2020): 1053–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2020.03.008.

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