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Amie Kawasaki, MD

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Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: 3192, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 401-1000
Email: amie.kawasaki@duke.edu

Dr. Amie Kawasaki is a Female Pelvic Medicine & Recontructive Surgery board-certified Urogynecologist with an active clinical career that involves the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions such as prolapse, urinary incontinence, urinary retention/voiding dysfunction, fecal incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction and recurrent urinary tract infections.  

Being fellowship trained, she offers a wide range of evidence-based treatment options.  Dr. Kawasaki is comfortable with the medical management of overactive bladder, as well as with advanced treatment of the condition – performing posterior tibial nerve stimulation, intravesical botulinum injections, and sacral neurmodulation.  She is experienced with the counseling and fitting of patients desiring non-surgical pessaries for prolapse as well as the surgical treatment of prolapse via vaginal native tissue surgery, graft-augmented procedures, and minimally-invasive laparascopic and robotic techniques.  Her clinical practice is comprehensive and includes the use of pelvic floor physical therapy to improve patient care.  

Dr. Kawaskai practices in a university-based system and is actively involved in the education of medical students, residents and FPMRS fellows and has a particular interest in both community and medical education and have become increasingly more involved in giving presentations and lectures aimed at increasing the knowledge and awareness of pelvic floor disorders.  

Her experience with public speaking live, on the air with radio, or on television has helped me develop my commitment to public engagement and support for women with these conditions.  She actively participate in clinical research and support clinical research agendas by assisting in recruitment and facilitating communication among different specialties that treat potential research subjects.

Education and Training

  • Residency Training, Ob/Gyn, Emory University, 2005 - 2009
  • M.D., University of Miami, 2005

Certifications

Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG)

Research

I actively participate in FPMRS clinical research and support clinical research agendas by assisting in recruitment and facilitating communication among different specialties that treat potential research subjects.

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Publications

Komesu, YM, Amundsen, CL, Richter, HE, Erickson, SW, Ackenbom, MF, Andy, UU, Sung, VW, Albo, M, Gregory, WT, Paraiso, MF, Wallace, D, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Refractory urgency urinary incontinence treatment in women: impact of age on outcomes and complications." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 218, no. 1 (January 2018): 111.e1-111.e9.

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Polin, MR, Kawasaki, A, Amundsen, CL, Weidner, AC, and Siddiqui, NY. "Do Mixed-Flora Preoperative Urine Cultures Matter?." Southern medical journal 110, no. 6 (June 2017): 426-429.

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Dieter, AA, Amundsen, CL, Edenfield, AL, Kawasaki, A, Levin, PJ, Visco, AG, and Siddiqui, NY. "Oral antibiotics to prevent postoperative urinary tract infection: a randomized controlled trial." Obstetrics and gynecology 123, no. 1 (January 2014): 96-103.

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Kawasaki, A, Judd, JP, Siddiqui, NY, Wu, JM, and Amundsen, CL. "Impact of staged InterStim implantation on the postoperative activities of daily living and pain." Int Urogynecol J 24, no. 7 (July 2013): 1205-1213.

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Kawasaki, A, Corey, EG, Laskey, RA, Weidner, AC, Siddiqui, NY, and Wu, JM. "Obesity as a risk for the recurrence of anterior vaginal wall prolapse after anterior colporrhaphy." The Journal of reproductive medicine 58, no. 5-6 (May 2013): 195-199.

Scholars@Duke

Kawasaki, A, Edenfield, AL, Visco, AG, Wu, JM, Westreich, D, and Siddiqui, NY. "Comparing the risk of urethrolysis for the treatment of voiding dysfunction between two retropubic mesh slings: a case-control study." Int Urogynecol J 24, no. 4 (April 2013): 589-594.

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Weidner, AC, Wu, JM, Kawasaki, A, and Myers, ER. "Computer modeling informs study design: vaginal estrogen to prevent mesh erosion after different routes of prolapse surgery." Int Urogynecol J 24, no. 3 (March 2013): 441-445.

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Levin, PJ, Wu, JM, Kawasaki, A, Weidner, AC, and Amundsen, CL. "The efficacy of posterior tibial nerve stimulation for the treatment of overactive bladder in women: a systematic review." Int Urogynecol J 23, no. 11 (November 2012): 1591-1597. (Review)

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Kawasaki, A, Wu, JM, Amundsen, CL, Weidner, AC, Judd, JP, Balk, EM, and Siddiqui, NY. "Do urodynamic parameters predict persistent postoperative stress incontinence after midurethral sling? A systematic review." Int Urogynecol J 23, no. 7 (July 2012): 813-822. (Review)

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Jonsson Funk, M, Siddiqui, NY, Kawasaki, A, and Wu, JM. "Long-Term Outcomes After Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery." Obstetrics & Gynecology 120, no. 1 (July 2012): 83-90.

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