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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


Weidner, AC, and Low, VH. "Imaging studies of the pelvic floor." Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 25, no. 4 (December 1998): 825-vii. (Review)


Cundiff, G, Weidner, AC, and Hammond, CB. "A comprehensive resident training program in operative endoscopy." Obstet Gynecol 92, no. 5 (November 1998): 891-. (Letter)


Cundiff, G, Weidner, AC, Hammond, CB, and Milad, M. "A comprehensive resident training program in operative endoscopy [2] (multiple letters)." Obstetrics and Gynecology 92, no. 5 (1998): 891--.


Cundiff, GW, Weidner, AC, Visco, AG, Addison, WA, Bump, RC, and Ballard, L. "An anatomic and functional assessment of the discrete defect rectocele repair." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 179, no. 6 I (1998): 1451-1457.

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Weidner, AC, Myers, ER, Visco, AG, Cundiff, GW, and Bump, RC. "Which women with stress urinary incontinence require urodynamic testing prior to surgical management?." MEDICAL DECISION MAKING 18, no. 4 (1998): 456-456.


Weidner, AC, Cundiff, GW, Harris, RL, and Addison, WA. "Sacral osteomyelitis: an unusual complication of abdominal sacral colpopexy." Obstet Gynecol 90, no. 4 Pt 2 (October 1997): 689-691.


Weidner, AC, and Bump, RC. "Terminology of pelvic organ prolapse." Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 9, no. 5 (October 1997): 309-312. (Review)


Bump, RC, Coates, KW, Cundiff, GW, Harris, RL, and Weidner, AC. "Diagnosing intrinsic sphincteric deficiency: comparing urethral closure pressure, urethral axis, and Valsalva leak point pressures." Am J Obstet Gynecol 177, no. 2 (August 1997): 303-310.


Weidner, AC, Cundiff, GW, Harris, RL, and Addison, WA. "Sacral osteomyelitis: An unusual complication of abdominal sacral colpopexy." Obstetrics and Gynecology 90, no. 4 II SUPPL. (1997): 689-691.

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Borowitz, MJ, Weidner, A, Olsen, EA, and Picker, LJ. "Abnormalities of circulating T-cell subpopulations in patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: cutaneous lymphocyte-associated antigen expression on T cells correlates with extent of disease." Leukemia 7, no. 6 (June 1993): 859-863.