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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, 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

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Selected Grants and Awards


Bradley, Megan S., Jennifer A. Bickhaus, and Cindy L. Amundsen. “Vaginal repair of a vesicocervical fistula after labored-cesarean delivery without concomitant hysterectomy.” Int Urogynecol J 28, no. 10 (October 2017): 1603–4.

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Richter, Holly E., Pamela Moalli, Cindy L. Amundsen, Anna P. Malykhina, Dennis Wallace, Rebecca Rogers, Deborah Myers, et al. “Urinary Biomarkers in Women with Refractory Urgency Urinary Incontinence Randomized to Sacral Neuromodulation versus OnabotulinumtoxinA Compared to Controls.” J Urol 197, no. 6 (June 2017): 1487–95.

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Amundsen, Cindy L., Holly E. Richter, Dennis Wallace, and Dennis Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. “OnabotulinumtoxinA vs Sacral Neuromodulation for Urgency Incontinence-Reply.” Jama 317, no. 5 (February 7, 2017): 535–36.

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Siddiqui, Nazema Y., Anne P. Cameron, David Cella, Catherine S. Bradley, H Henry Lai, Margaret E. Helmuth, Jonathan Wiseman, et al. “INTRA-DETRUSOR AND INTRA-AUGMENT INJECTION OF ONABOTULINUM TOXIN A IMPROVES REFRACTORY STORAGE SYMPTOMS AFTER AUGMENTATION CYSTOPLASTY.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 36:S34–35. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2017.


Bradley, Megan S., Emily Burke, Carole Grenier, Cindy L. Amundsen, Susan Murphy, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “URINARY METHYLATION PATTERNS IN WOMEN WITH INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS/BLADDER PAIN SYNDROME.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 36:S17–18. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2017.


Losada, Liliana, Cindy L. Amundsen, James Ashton-Miller, Toby Chai, Clare Close, Margot Damaser, Michael DiSanto, et al. “Expert Panel Recommendations on Lower Urinary Tract Health of Women Across Their Life Span.” J Womens Health (Larchmt) 25, no. 11 (November 2016): 1086–96.

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Amundsen, Cindy L., Holly E. Richter, Shawn A. Menefee, Yuko M. Komesu, Lily A. Arya, W Thomas Gregory, Deborah L. Myers, et al. “OnabotulinumtoxinA vs Sacral Neuromodulation on Refractory Urgency Urinary Incontinence in Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” Jama 316, no. 13 (October 4, 2016): 1366–74.

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Sung, Vivian W., Diane Borello-France, Gena Dunivan, Marie Gantz, Emily S. Lukacz, Pamela Moalli, Diane K. Newman, et al. “Methods for a multicenter randomized trial for mixed urinary incontinence: rationale and patient-centeredness of the ESTEEM trial.” Int Urogynecol J 27, no. 10 (October 2016): 1479–90.

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