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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

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

Weidner, AC, Barber, MD, Visco, AG, Bump, RC, and Sanders, DB. "Pelvic muscle electromyography of levator ani and external anal sphincter in nulliparous women and women with pelvic floor dysfunction." Am J Obstet Gynecol 183, no. 6 (December 2000): 1390-1399.

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Freed, KS, Weidner, AC, Low, VH, Heneghan, JP, and Spritzer, CE. "Magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of the pelvic floor musculature in patients with and without pelvic floor dysfunction." November 2000.

Scholars@Duke

Weidner, AC, Sanders, DB, Nandedkar, SD, and Bump, RC. "Quantitative electromyographic analysis of levator ani and external anal sphincter muscles of nulliparous women." Am J Obstet Gynecol 183, no. 5 (November 2000): 1249-1256.

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Cundiff, GW, Weidner, AC, Visco, AG, Bump, RC, and Addison, WA. "A survey of pessary use by members of the American Urogynecologic Society." OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 95, no. 6 (June 2000): 931-935.

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Cundiff, GW, Weidner, AC, Visco, AG, Bump, RC, and Addison, WA. "A survey of pessary use by members of the American urogynecologic society." Obstetrics and Gynecology 95, no. 6 Pt 1 (June 2000): 931-935.

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Cundiff, GW, Weidner, AC, Visco, AG, Bump, RC, and Addison, WA. "A survey of pessary use by members of the AmerIcan Urogynecologic Society." Obstetrics and Gynecology 95, no. 6 I (2000): 931-935.

Scholars@Duke

Cundiff, GW, Weidner, AC, Visco, AG, Addison, WA, and Bump, RC. "An anatomic and functional assessment of the discrete defect rectocele repair." International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 11, no. 4 (2000): 230--.

Scholars@Duke

Visco, AG, Weidner, AC, Cundiff, GW, and Bump, RC. "Observed patient compliance with a structured outpatient bladder retraining program." Am J Obstet Gynecol 181, no. 6 (December 1999): 1392-1394.

Scholars@Duke

Barber, MD, Cundiff, GW, Weidner, AC, Coates, KW, Bump, RC, and Addison, WA. "Accuracy of clinical assessment of paravaginal defects in women with anterior vaginal wall prolapse." Am J Obstet Gynecol 181, no. 1 (July 1999): 87-90.

Scholars@Duke

Cundiff, GW, Weidner, AC, Visco, AG, Addison, WA, and Bump, RC. "An anatomic and functional assessment of the discrete defect rectocele repair." Am J Obstet Gynecol 179, no. 6 Pt 1 (December 1998): 1451-1456.

Scholars@Duke

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