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Brittany A Davidson, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and Training

  • , Duke University, 2013 - 2016
  • , University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School, 2009 - 2013
  • M.D., University of Virginia, 2009


I have many research interests that can be most easily summarized as 'the patient experience of GYN cancer" — these range from patient preferences for treatment options in ovarian cancer, communication preferences in women with gynecologic malignancies, role of palliative care in Gyn Onc, medication compliance, use of narcotics following GYN Oncology surgeries...the list goes on. 

While we do not yet have cures for many of our gynecologic malignancies, my main research focus is improving the experience of women with GYN malignancies through improved communication strategies, understanding patient values and goals, helping to improve quality of life during and after cancer treatments. Career-wise, I am passionate about education and hope to remain in an academic environment so that I can be involved in the creation of outstanding OB/GYNs and Gynecologic Oncologists for years to come.


Phippen, NT, Secord, AA, Wolf, S, Samsa, G, Davidson, B, Abernethy, AP, Cella, D, Havrilesky, LJ, Burger, RA, Monk, BJ, and Leath, CA. "Quality of life is significantly associated with survival in women with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer: An ancillary data analysis of the NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG-0218) study." Gynecologic oncology 147, no. 1 (October 2017): 98-103.

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Davidson, BA, Ehrisman, J, Abbott, S, Harmon, Z, Secord, AA, Berchuck, A, Lee, PS, Valea, FA, Li, X, Havrilesky, LJ, and Hall, AHS. "Prospective Evaluation of Lymph Node Processing at Staging Surgery for High-grade Endometrial Cancer." International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists (July 11, 2017).

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Madden-Fuentes, RJ, Koontz, BF, Harrison, MR, George, DJ, Davidson, B, Gilmore, BF, Moul, JW, Mantyh, C, and Peterson, AC. "How can we effectively address the medical and psychological concerns of survivors of pelvic malignancies?." ONCOLOGY (United States) 31, no. 4 (April 15, 2017): 268-294. (Review)


Foote, JR, Gaillard, S, Broadwater, G, Sosa, JA, Davidson, B, Adam, MA, Secord, AA, Jones, MB, Chino, J, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Disparities in the surgical staging of high-grade endometrial cancer in the United States." Gynecologic oncology research and practice 4 (January 19, 2017): 1-.

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Davidson, BA, Foote, J, Clark, LH, Broadwater, G, Ehrisman, J, Gehrig, P, Graybill, W, Alvarez Secord, A, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Tumor grade and chemotherapy response in endometrioid endometrial cancer." Gynecologic oncology reports 17 (August 2016): 3-6.

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Myers, ER, Moorman, P, Gierisch, JM, Havrilesky, LJ, Grimm, LJ, Ghate, S, Davidson, B, Mongtomery, RC, Crowley, MJ, McCrory, DC, Kendrick, A, and Sanders, GD. "Benefits and Harms of Breast Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review." JAMA 314, no. 15 (October 2015): 1615-1634. (Review)

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Davidson, BA, and Moorman, PG. "Risk-benefit assessment of the combined oral contraceptive pill in women with a family history of female cancer." Expert opinion on drug safety 13, no. 10 (October 2014): 1375-1382. (Review)

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Davidson, BA, Rubatt, JM, Corcoran, DL, Teoh, DK, Bernardini, MQ, Grace, LA, Soper, WJ, Berchuck, A, Siamakpour-Reihani, S, Chen, W, Owzar, K, Murphy, SK, and Secord, AA. "Differential Angiogenic Gene Expression in TP53 Wild-Type and Mutant Ovarian Cancer Cell Lines." Frontiers in Oncology 4 (January 2014): 163-.

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Davidson, BA, and Secord, AA. "Profile of pazopanib and its potential in the treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer." International journal of women's health 6 (January 2014): 289-300. (Review)

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