Dr Bridget Koontz
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Bridget F. Koontz

Bridget F. Koontz
Bridget F.
Koontz
MD, FACRO
Radiation Oncologist

Languages spoken

English

Expert in

Radiation oncology

Overview

Centers

Greenville (Radiation oncology)
Greenville (Radiation oncology)

524 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, North Carolina 27834

35.6080421, -77.3993555
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Treatments

Radiation oncology
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiation oncology

Dr. Bridget Koontz trained at Harvard Medical School, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Duke University School of Medicine, where she was on faculty at the Duke Cancer Institute from 2007 to 2021. She is now leading the US oncology network for GenesisCare, a leading global oncology network and research organization.

Her interests are in promoting excellence of clinical care for patients with genitourinary malignancies, and clinical and translational research to improve both the treatment of and recovery from cancer. She has frequently been faculty at ASTRO and ASCO GU meetings, and has published over 100 articles, chapters, and books, including acting as editor of the practical handbook Radiation Therapy Treatment Effects: An Evidence-Based Guide to Managing Toxicity (2017).

Dr. Koontz’s current research is to improve the effectiveness of prostate cancer radiotherapy and reducing the toxicities of such care. She has conducted translational laboratory research developing models of radiation-induced pelvic toxicity, has led phase I and phase II trials in prostate cancer, and is the national PI of NRG-GU011, a trial of stereotactic radiotherapy for oligometastatic prostate cancer.

She continues to investigate clinical efforts to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors through technology such as eHealth apps and activity trackers. She currently represents radiation oncology as a member of the NCI’s Genitourinary Steering Committee for NCTN trials.

Careerpositions

Career positions

Current position(s)

  • US Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Global Chief Medical Officer, GenesisCare USA (2021-present)
  • Ad hoc member of the NCI Genitourinary Steering Committee (2018-present)

Past position(s)

  • Duke University School of Medicine Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, with Tenure
  • Director of Radiation Oncology, Duke Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center
  • Associate Senior Editor, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics (2015 -2018)

Education

Universities

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • BS, Allegheny College

Internships

  • Internship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Residencies

  • Residency Training, Radiation Oncology, Duke University School of Medicine

In the media

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October 13, 2022

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