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Cindy Louise Amundsen, MD

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Roy T. Parker, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in the School of Medicine
Campus Mail: 5324 McFarland Drive Suite 310, Box 3192, Durham, NC 27617
Phone: (919) 401-1006

- 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, Division Of Urology, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, 1995 - 1996
  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, 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

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Selected Grants and Awards


Harte, Steven E., Jon Wiseman, Ying Wang, Abigail R. Smith, Claire C. Yang, Margaret Helmuth, Karl Kreder, et al. “Experimental Pain and Auditory Sensitivity in Overactive Bladder Syndrome: A Symptoms of the Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) Study.” J Urol 207, no. 1 (January 2022): 161–71.

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Hendrickson, Whitney K., Gongbo Xie, David D. Rahn, Cindy L. Amundsen, James A. Hokanson, Megan Bradley, Ariana L. Smith, et al. “Predicting outcomes after intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxina for non-neurogenic urgency incontinence in women.” Neurourol Urodyn 41, no. 1 (January 2022): 432–47.

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Bowen, Shaniel T., Pamela A. Moalli, Steven D. Abramowitch, Mark E. Lockhart, Alison C. Weidner, Cecile A. Ferrando, Charles W. Nager, et al. “Defining mechanisms of recurrence following apical prolapse repair based on imaging criteria.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 225, no. 5 (November 2021): 506.e1-506.e28.

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Vaughan, Monique H., Jialiang Mao, Lisa A. Karstens, Li Ma, Cindy L. Amundsen, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “The Urinary Microbiome in Postmenopausal Women with Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections.” J Urol 206, no. 5 (November 2021): 1222–31.

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Dieter, Alexis A., Margaret G. Mueller, Uduak U. Andy, Anna C. Kirby, Denicia S. Dwarica, Cindy L. Amundsen, W Thomas Gregory, et al. “Baseline Characteristics, Evaluation, and Management of Women With Complaints of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections.” Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery 27, no. 5 (May 2021): 275–80.

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Bickhaus, J. A., M. S. Bradley, C. L. Amundsen, A. G. Visco, T. Truong, Y. J. Li, and N. Y. Siddiqui. “Does a recent urinary tract infection increase the risk of postprocedure urinary tract infection after onabotulinum toxin a?” Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey 76, no. 5 (May 1, 2021): 267–68.

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Karstens, Lisa, Nazema Y. Siddiqui, Tamara Zaza, Alecsander Barstad, Cindy L. Amundsen, and Tatyana A. Sysoeva. “Benchmarking DNA isolation kits used in analyses of the urinary microbiome.” Sci Rep 11, no. 1 (March 17, 2021): 6186.

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