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Alison Catherine Weidner, MD

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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.  

I am completing a Duke masters' program in Clinical Informatics to inform my efforts to support my department's goals for building a Women's Health Data Sciences program.

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

Whitehead, WE, Borrud, L, Goode, PS, Meikle, S, Mueller, ER, Tuteja, A, Weidner, A, Weinstein, M, Ye, W, and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Fecal incontinence in US adults: epidemiology and risk factors." Gastroenterology 137, no. 2 (August 2009): 512-517.e2.

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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." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 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, and Weber, A. "Operations and pelvic muscle training in the management of apical support loss (OPTIMAL) trial: Design and methods." Contemporary Clinical Trials 30, no. 2 (2009): 178-189.

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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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Downing, KT, Hoyte, LP, Warfield, SK, and Weidner, AC. "Racial differences in pelvic floor muscle thickness in asymptomatic nulliparas as seen on magnetic resonance imaging-based three-dimensional color thickness mapping." Am J Obstet Gynecol 197, no. 6 (December 2007): 625.e1-625.e4.

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South, MMT, Foster, RT, Webster, GD, Weidner, AC, and Amundsen, CL. "Surgical excision of eroded mesh after prior abdominal sacrocolpopexy." Am J Obstet Gynecol 197, no. 6 (December 2007): 615.e1-615.e5.

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Jamison, MG, Weidner, AC, Romero, AA, and Amundsen, CL. "Lack of psychological resilience: an important correlate for urinary incontinence." Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18, no. 10 (October 2007): 1127-1132.

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Foster, RT, Barber, MD, Parasio, MFR, Walters, MD, Weidner, AC, and Amundsen, CL. "A prospective assessment of overactive bladder symptoms in a cohort of elderly women who underwent transvaginal surgery for advanced pelvic organ prolapse." Am J Obstet Gynecol 197, no. 1 (July 2007): 82.e1-82.e4.

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