Cindy Louise Amundsen, MD
- Application of nerve stimulation (Interstim therapy) for control of continence
- Evaluation of botox therapy for urinary urge incontinence
- Evaluation and treatment for nocturnal voiding
- Application of nerve stimulation for control of continence and enable proper voiding in individuals with Spinal cord injuries
- Application of nerve stimulation for urinary retention
- Minimally invasive prolapse surgery using graft material for enhancing pelvic organ prolapse repairs
-Treatment for stress urinary incontinence with minimally invasive techniques
- Evaluation of the urinary microbiome as it relates to recurrent urinary tract infections and lower urinary tract symptoms
Education and Training
- Urogynecology Fellowship, Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 1995 - 1996
- Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 1991 - 1995
- M.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 1991
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1997
- Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013
Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction / Pelvic Floor Disorders
Selected Grants and Awards
- Duke Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholars
- Advancing the Measurement and Classification of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction
- AUGS/DUKE Urogynecology Clinical Research Educational Scientist Training (UrogynCREST) Program
- A prospective study to assess the efficacy and safety of the BlueWind RENOVA iStim System in the treatment of patients diagnosed with overactive bladder (OASIS - OverActive bladder StImulation System
- Predicting Urinary Continence Status with Sacral Neuromodulation and Botulinum Toxin Treatments
- Duke KURe Program
- Underactive Bladder: Mechanisms and Recovery of Sensation and Function
- Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health
- Effects of Aging and the Urinary Microbiome on Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
- Model for Predicting Efficacy of Treatment and Complications in Women after Intradetrusor OnabotulinumtoxinA for Non-Neurogenic Urgency Incontinence"
- Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN) Clinical Site
- Epigenomics in insulin resistance associated overactive bladder
- Neural Prosthetic Control of Continence and Micturition
- Combination Therapy in the Treatment of Urge Urinary Incontinence: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Trial
- Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (U01) Supplement
- The Jahnigen Career Development Award (JCDA)
- Nocturnal Deterusor Overactivity In Overactive Bladder Syndrome
- The Effect of Androgens on Sexual Function in Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Hendrickson, Whitney K., Cindy L. Amundsen, David D. Rahn, Isuzu Meyer, Megan S. Bradley, Ariana L. Smith, Deborah L. Myers, J Eric Jelovsek, and Emily S. Lukacz. “Comparison of 100 U With 200 U of Intradetrusor OnabotulinumToxinA for Nonneurogenic Urgency Incontinence.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 27, no. 3 (March 1, 2021): 140–46. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000001020.
Bickhaus, Jennifer A., Megan S. Bradley, Cindy L. Amundsen, Anthony G. Visco, Tracy Truong, Yi-Ju Li, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “Does a Recent Urinary Tract Infection Increase the Risk of Postprocedure Urinary Tract Infection After Onabotulinum Toxin A?” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 27, no. 2 (February 1, 2021): 121–25. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000753.
Bickhaus, Jennifer A., Matthew O. Fraser, Alison C. Weidner, Friederike L. Jayes, Cindy L. Amundsen, Ken Gall, Frank C. Marini, Stanley J. Robboy, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “Evaluation of Host Immune Cellular and Extracellular Matrix Responses to Prolapse Mesh With and Without Tension in a Rat Model.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 27, no. 2 (February 1, 2021): e385–91. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000943.
Bickhaus, Jennifer A., Matthew O. Fraser, Alison C. Weidner, Friederike L. Jayes, Cindy L. Amundsen, Ken Gall, Andrew T. Miller, Frank C. Marini, Stanley J. Robboy, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “Polycarbonate Urethane Mesh: A New Material for Pelvic Reconstruction.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 27, no. 2 (February 1, 2021): e469–75. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000964.
Geynisman-Tan, Julia, Margaret Helmuth, Abigail R. Smith, H Henry Lai, Cindy L. Amundsen, Catherine S. Bradley, Margaret G. Mueller, et al. “Prevalence of childhood trauma and its association with lower urinary tract symptoms in women and men in the LURN study.” In Neurourol Urodyn, 40:632–41, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24613.
Mueller, Margaret G., Uduak Andy, Lisa Brennaman, Alexis A. Dieter, Anna C. Kirby, Jonathan Shepherd, W Thomas Gregory, Cindy L. Amundsen, and Cindy L. Developed by the AUGS Junior Faculty Research Network. “A Blueprint for Creating Mentored, Collaborative Networks for Early-Career Physician-Scientists.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 27, no. 1 (January 1, 2021): 5–8. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000994.
Meekins, A Rebecca, Cindy L. Amundsen, and Alison C. Weidner. “Streamlining Postoperative Void Trials: A Study Comparing Standard Backfill Versus Backfill in the Operating Room.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 27, no. 1 (January 1, 2021): e161–64. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000873.
Erekson, Elisabeth, Shawn Menefee, Ryan E. Whitworth, Cindy L. Amundsen, Lily A. Arya, Yuko M. Komesu, Cecile A. Ferrando, et al. “The Design of a Prospective Trial to Evaluate the Role of Preoperative Frailty Assessment in Older Women Undergoing Surgery for the Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The FASt Supplemental Trial.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 27, no. 1 (January 1, 2021): e106–11. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000833.