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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 completed the 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

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Subspecialty Certification, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013 - 2019
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Certification, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2000 - 2019
  • Resident, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1992 - 1996
  • M.M.C.i., Duke University School of Medicine, 2018
  • 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

Wu, Jennifer M., Anthony G. Visco, Alison C. Weidner, and Evan R. Myers. “Is Burch colposuspension ever cost-effective compared with tension-free vaginal tape for stress incontinence?.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 197, no. 1 (July 2007): 62.e1-62.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2007.02.039.

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Branham, Virginia, John Thomas, Tracy Jaffe, Michele Crockett, Mary South, Margaret Jamison, and Alison Weidner. “Levator ani abnormality 6 weeks after delivery persists at 6 months..” Am J Obstet Gynecol 197, no. 1 (July 2007): 65.e1-65.e6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2007.02.040.

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Barber, Matthew D., Cindy L. Amundsen, Marie F. R. Paraiso, Alison C. Weidner, Audrey Romero, and Mark D. Walters. “Quality of life after surgery for genital prolapse in elderly women: obliterative and reconstructive surgery..” Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18, no. 7 (July 2007): 799–806. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-006-0240-5.

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Weidner, A. C., M. G. Jamison, V. Branham, M. M. South, K. M. Borawski, and A. A. Romero. “Neuropathic injury to the levator ani occurs in 1 in 4 primiparous women..” Am J Obstet Gynecol 195, no. 6 (December 2006): 1851–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2006.06.062.

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Weidner, A. C., V. Branham, M. M. South, K. L. McKiernan-Borawski, M. G. Jamison, and H. A. Muir. “Neuropathic injury to the levator ANI occurs in 1 in 4 primiparous women.” In Anesthesiology, 104:B17–B17. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2006.

Scholars@Duke

Hoyte, Lennox, John Thomas, Raymond T. Foster, Susan Shott, Marianna Jakab, and Alison C. Weidner. “Racial differences in pelvic morphology among asymptomatic nulliparous women as seen on three-dimensional magnetic resonance images..” Am J Obstet Gynecol 193, no. 6 (December 2005): 2035–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2005.06.060.

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Drake, Natalie L., Alison C. Weidner, George D. Webster, and Cindy L. Amundsen. “Patient characteristics and management of dermal allograft extrusions..” Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 16, no. 5 (September 2005): 375–77. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-004-1260-7.

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Drake, Natalie L., Michael K. Flynn, Audrey A. Romero, Alison C. Weidner, and Cindy L. Amundsen. “Nocturnal polyuria in women with overactive bladder symptoms and nocturia..” Am J Obstet Gynecol 192, no. 5 (May 2005): 1682–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2004.11.033.

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Flynn, Michael K., Audrey A. Romero, Cindy L. Amundsen, and Alison C. Weidner. “Vascular anatomy of the presacral space: a fresh tissue cadaver dissection..” Am J Obstet Gynecol 192, no. 5 (May 2005): 1501–5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2004.11.019.

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