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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

Siddiqui, NY, Mitchell, TRT, Bentley, RC, and Weidner, AC. "Neural entrapment during uterosacral ligament suspension: an anatomic study of female cadavers." Obstet Gynecol 116, no. 3 (September 2010): 708-713.

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Richter, HE, Burgio, KL, Brubaker, L, Nygaard, IE, Ye, W, Weidner, A, Bradley, CS, Handa, VL, Borello-France, D, Goode, PS, Zyczynski, H, Lukacz, ES, Schaffer, J, Barber, M, Meikle, S, Spino, C, and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Continence pessary compared with behavioral therapy or combined therapy for stress incontinence: a randomized controlled trial." Obstetrics and gynecology 115, no. 3 (March 2010): 609-617.

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Heilbrun, ME, Nygaard, IE, Lockhart, ME, Richter, HE, Brown, MB, Kenton, KS, Rahn, DD, Thomas, JV, Weidner, AC, Nager, CW, and Delancey, JO. "Correlation between levator ani muscle injuries on magnetic resonance imaging and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary incontinence in primiparous women." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 202, no. 5 (2010): 488.e1-488.e6.

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Weidner, AC, South, MMT, Sanders, DB, and Stinnett, SS. "Change in urethral sphincter neuromuscular function during pregnancy persists after delivery." Am J Obstet Gynecol 201, no. 5 (November 2009): 529.e1-529.e6.

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South, MMT, Wu, JM, Webster, GD, Weidner, AC, Roelands, JJ, and Amundsen, CL. "Early vs late midline sling lysis results in greater improvement in lower urinary tract symptoms." Am J Obstet Gynecol 200, no. 5 (May 2009): 564.e1-564.e5.

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South, MMT, Stinnett, SS, Sanders, DB, and Weidner, AC. "Levator ani denervation and reinnervation 6 months after childbirth." Am J Obstet Gynecol 200, no. 5 (May 2009): 519.e1-519.e7.

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Barber, MD, Brubaker, L, Menefee, S, Norton, P, Borello-France, D, Varner, E, Schaffer, J, Weidner, A, Xu, X, Spino, C, Weber, A, and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Operations and pelvic muscle training in the management of apical support loss (OPTIMAL) trial: design and methods." Contemporary clinical trials 30, no. 2 (March 2009): 178-189.

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Whitehead, WE, Borrud, L, Goode, PS, Meikle, S, Mueller, ER, Tuteja, A, Weidner, A, Weinstein, M, and Ye, W. "Fecal Incontinence in US Adults: Epidemiology and Risk Factors." Gastroenterology 137, no. 2 (2009): 512-517.e2.

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Romero, AA, Jamison, MG, and Weidner, AC. "Are single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with pelvic organ prolapse?." Journal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery 14, no. 1 (2008): 37-43.

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Foster, RT, Borawski, KM, South, MM, Weidner, AC, Webster, GD, and Amundsen, CL. "A randomized, controlled trial evaluating 2 techniques of postoperative bladder testing after transvaginal surgery." Am J Obstet Gynecol 197, no. 6 (December 2007): 627.e1-627.e4.

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