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Alison Catherine Weidner, MD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: 5324 McFarland Drive Suite 310, Box 3192, Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 401-1000

I am an active clinician/researcher treating women with various forms of pelvic floor dysfunction throughout my career. I maintain a busy clinical practice and particularly enjoy and excel at clinical and surgical training of Iearners at all levels in the medical setting.  

Early in my career I designed and executed innovative clinical research with broad-reaching impact on our knowledge of the mechanism of neuromuscular injury to the pelvic floor and its ultimate contribution to pelvic floor dysfunction.  Currently, my clinical research efforts are dedicated to designing and implementing innovative studies with other investigators within the NICHD-funded Pelvic Floor Disorders Network with direct influence on clinical management of common pelvic disorders.

Education and Training

  • Resident, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Children's Hospital Boston, 1992 - 1996
  • M.D., Duke University, 1992

Research

  • Female pelvic floor dysfunction 
  • Urinary incontinence 
  • Pelvic organ prolapse 
  • Maternal birth trauma
  • Pelvic neuromuscular function

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Vice Chair Discipline: 
Clinical Services

Publications

Hess, R, Huang, AJ, Richter, HE, Ghetti, CC, Sung, VW, Barrett-Connor, E, Gregory, WT, Pinkerton, JV, Bradley, CS, Kraus, SR, Rogers, RG, Subak, LL, Johnson, KC, Arya, LA, Schembri, M, and Brown, JS. "Long-term Efficacy and Safety of Questionnaire-Based Initiation of Urgency Urinary Incontinence Treatment." Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 69, no. 1 (January 2014): 22-24.

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Funk, MJ, Visco, AG, Weidner, AC, Pate, V, and Wu, JM. "Long-Term Outcomes of Vaginal Mesh vs. Native Tissue Repair for Anterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse." PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY 22 (October 2013): 12-13.

Scholars@Duke

Jonsson Funk, M, Visco, AG, Weidner, AC, Pate, V, and Wu, JM. "Long-term outcomes of vaginal mesh versus native tissue repair for anterior vaginal wall prolapse." Int Urogynecol J 24, no. 8 (August 2013): 1279-1285.

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Borello-France, D, Burgio, KL, Goode, PS, Ye, W, Weidner, AC, Lukacz, ES, Jelovsek, J-E, Bradley, CS, Schaffer, J, Hsu, Y, Kenton, K, Spino, C, and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Adherence to behavioral interventions for stress incontinence: rates, barriers, and predictors." Physical therapy 93, no. 6 (June 2013): 757-773.

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Kawasaki, A, Corey, EG, Laskey, RA, Weidner, AC, Siddiqui, NY, and Wu, JM. "Obesity as a risk for the recurrence of anterior vaginal wall prolapse after anterior colporrhaphy." The Journal of reproductive medicine 58, no. 5-6 (May 2013): 195-199.

Scholars@Duke

Weidner, AC, Wu, JM, Kawasaki, A, and Myers, ER. "Computer modeling informs study design: vaginal estrogen to prevent mesh erosion after different routes of prolapse surgery." Int Urogynecol J 24, no. 3 (March 2013): 441-445.

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Edenfield, AL, Amundsen, CL, Weidner, AC, Wu, JM, George, A, and Siddiqui, NY. "Vaginal Prolapse Recurrence After Uterosacral Ligament Suspension in Normal-Weight Compared With Overweight and Obese Women." OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 121, no. 3 (March 2013): 554-559.

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Sirls, LT, Richter, HE, Litman, HJ, Kenton, K, Lemack, GE, Lukacz, ES, Kraus, SR, Goldman, HB, Weidner, A, Rickey, L, Norton, P, Zyczynski, HM, and Kusek, JW. "The effect of urodynamic testing on clinical diagnosis, treatment plan and outcomes in women undergoing stress urinary incontinence surgery." Journal of Urology 189, no. 1 (2013): 204-209.

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Jonsson Funk, M, Edenfield, AL, Pate, V, Visco, AG, Weidner, AC, and Wu, JM. "Trends in use of surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse." Am J Obstet Gynecol 208, no. 1 (January 2013): 79.e1-79.e7.

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Levin, PJ, Wu, JM, Kawasaki, A, Weidner, AC, and Amundsen, CL. "The efficacy of posterior tibial nerve stimulation for the treatment of overactive bladder in women: a systematic review." Int Urogynecol J 23, no. 11 (November 2012): 1591-1597. (Review)

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