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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


Flynn, MK, Romero, AA, Amundsen, CL, and Weidner, AC. "Vascular anatomy of the presacral space: a fresh tissue cadaver dissection." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 192, no. 5 (May 2005): 1501-1505.

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Romero, AA, Amundsen, CL, Weidner, AC, and Webster, GD. "Transvaginal endoscopic removal of eroded mesh after abdominal sacral colpopexy." Obstet Gynecol 103, no. 5 Pt 2 (May 2004): 1040-1042.

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Weber, AM, Buchsbaum, GM, Chen, B, Clark, AL, Damaser, MS, Daneshgari, F, Davis, G, DeLancey, J, Kenton, K, Weidner, AC, and Word, RA. "Basic science and translational research in female pelvic floor disorders: proceedings of an NIH-sponsored meeting." Neurourol Urodyn 23, no. 4 (2004): 288-301.

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Visco, AG, Taber, KH, Weidner, AC, Barber, MD, and Myers, ER. "Cost-effectiveness of universal cystoscopy to identify ureteral injury at hysterectomy." OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 97, no. 5 (May 2001): 685-692.

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Visco, AG, Taber, KH, Weidner, AC, Barber, MD, and Myers, ER. "Cost-effectiveness of universal cystoscopy to identify ureteral injury at hysterectomy." Obstet Gynecol 97, no. 5 Pt 1 (May 2001): 685-692.


Cundiff, GW, Weidner, AC, and Visco, AG. "Effectiveness of laparoscopic cadaveric dissection in enhancing resident comprehension of pelvic anatomy." J Am Coll Surg 192, no. 4 (April 2001): 492-497.


Visco, AG, Weidner, AC, Barber, MD, Myers, ER, Cundiff, GW, Bump, RC, and Addison, WA. "Vaginal mesh erosion after abdominal sacral colpopexy." Am J Obstet Gynecol 184, no. 3 (February 2001): 297-302.

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Weber, AM, Abrams, P, Brubaker, L, Cundiff, G, Davis, G, Dmochowski, RR, Fischer, J, Hull, T, Nygaard, I, and Weidner, AC. "The standardization of terminology for researchers in female pelvic floor disorders." International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 12, no. 3 (January 2001): 178-186.

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Weidner, AC, Myers, ER, Visco, AG, Cundiff, GW, and Bump, RC. "Which women with stress incontinence require urodynamic evaluation?." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 184, no. 2 (January 2001): 20-27.

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Barber, MD, Visco, AG, Weidner, AC, Amundsen, CL, and Bump, RC. "Bilateral uterosacral ligament vaginal vault suspension with site-specific endopelvic fascia defect repair for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 183, no. 6 (December 2000): 1402-1410.

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