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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

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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Wu, JM, Visco, AG, Grass, EA, Craig, DM, Fulton, RG, Haynes, C, Weidner, AC, and Shah, SH. "Matrix metalloproteinase-9 genetic polymorphisms and the risk for advanced pelvic organ prolapse." Obstet Gynecol 120, no. 3 (September 2012): 587-593.

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Sirls, L, Richter, H, Litman, H, Kenton, K, Lemack, G, Lukacz, E, Kraus, SR, Goldman, H, Weidner, AC, Rickey, LM, Norton, P, and Zyczynski, HM. "THE EFFECT OF URODYNAMIC TESTING ON CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT PLAN AND OUTCOMES IN WOMEN UNDERGOING STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE SURGERY." August 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Kawasaki, A, Wu, JM, Amundsen, CL, Weidner, AC, Judd, JP, Balk, EM, and Siddiqui, NY. "Do urodynamic parameters predict persistent postoperative stress incontinence after midurethral sling? A systematic review." Int Urogynecol J 23, no. 7 (July 2012): 813-822. (Review)

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Barber, MD, Weidner, AC, Sokol, AI, Amundsen, CL, Jelovsek, JE, Karram, MM, Ellerkmann, M, Rardin, CR, Iglesia, CB, Toglia, M, and Foundation for Female Health Awareness Research Network, . "Single-incision mini-sling compared with tension-free vaginal tape for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence: a randomized controlled trial." Obstetrics and gynecology 119, no. 2 Pt 1 (February 2012): 328-337.

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Wu, JM, Gandhi, MP, Shah, AD, Shah, JY, Fulton, RG, and Weidner, AC. "Trends in inpatient urinary incontinence surgery in the USA, 1998-2007." Int Urogynecol J 22, no. 11 (November 2011): 1437-1443.

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Bradley, SL, Weidner, AC, Siddiqui, NY, Gandhi, MP, and Wu, JM. "Shifts in national rates of inpatient prolapse surgery emphasize current coding inadequacies." Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 17, no. 4 (July 2011): 204-208.

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Markland, AD, Wang, L, Jelovsek, JE, Brubaker, L, Tuteja, AK, Wei, JT, Weidner, AC, LoSavio, A, Corton, M, Meikle, S, and Richter, HE. "Long-Term Symptom Improvement in Women After Fecal Incontinence Treatments: A Multicenter Cohort Study of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network." May 2011.

Scholars@Duke

Barber, MD, Chen, Z, Lukacz, E, Markland, A, Wai, C, Brubaker, L, Nygaard, I, Weidner, A, Janz, NK, and Spino, C. "Further validation of the short form versions of the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI) and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ)." Neurourology and urodynamics 30, no. 4 (April 2011): 541-546.

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Handa, VL, Whitcomb, E, Weidner, AC, Nygaard, I, Brubaker, L, Bradley, CS, Paraiso, MFR, Schaffer, J, Zyczynski, HM, Zhang, M, and Richter, HE. "Sexual function before and after nonsurgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence." Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 17, no. 1 (2011): 30-35.

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