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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.  

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


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

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Vice Chair Discipline: 
Clinical Services


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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Wu, JM, Visco, AG, Weidner, AC, and Myers, ER. "Is Burch colposuspension ever cost-effective compared with tension-free vaginal tape for stress incontinence?." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 197, no. 1 (July 2007): 62.e1-62.e5.

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Barber, MD, Amundsen, CL, Paraiso, MFR, Weidner, AC, Romero, A, and Walters, MD. "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.

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Branham, V, Thomas, J, Jaffe, T, Crockett, M, South, M, Jamison, M, and Weidner, A. "Levator ani abnormality 6 weeks after delivery persists at 6 months." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 197, no. 1 (2007): 65.e1-65.e6.

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Weidner, AC, Jamison, MG, Branham, V, South, MM, Borawski, KM, and Romero, AA. "Neuropathic injury to the levator ani occurs in 1 in 4 primiparous women." Am J Obstet Gynecol 195, no. 6 (December 2006): 1851-1856.

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Flynn, MK, Weidner, AC, and Amundsen, CL. "Sensory nerve injury after uterosacral ligament suspension." Am J Obstet Gynecol 195, no. 6 (December 2006): 1869-1872.

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Weidner, AC, Branham, V, South, MM, McKiernan-Borawski, KL, Jamison, MG, and Muir, HA. "Neuropathic injury to the levator ANI occurs in 1 in 4 primiparous women." April 2006.


Hoyte, L, Thomas, J, Foster, RT, Shott, S, Jakab, M, and Weidner, AC. "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): 2035-2040.

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Drake, NL, Weidner, AC, Webster, GD, and Amundsen, CL. "Patient characteristics and management of dermal allograft extrusions." Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 16, no. 5 (September 2005): 375-377.

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Drake, NL, Flynn, MK, Romero, AA, Weidner, AC, and Amundsen, CL. "Nocturnal polyuria in women with overactive bladder symptoms and nocturia." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 192, no. 5 (May 2005): 1682-1686.

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