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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


Meekins, A Rebecca, Nazema Y. Siddiqui, Cindy L. Amundsen, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, and Alexis A. Dieter. “Improving Postoperative Efficiency: An Algorithm for Expedited Void Trials After Urogynecologic Surgery.” South Med J 110, no. 12 (December 2017): 785–90.

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McGee, Meredith J., Brandon D. Swan, Zachary C. Danziger, Cindy L. Amundsen, and Warren M. Grill. “Multiple Reflex Pathways Contribute to Bladder Activation by Intraurethral Stimulation in Persons With Spinal Cord Injury.” Urology 109 (November 2017): 210–15.

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Weidner, Alison C., Matthew D. Barber, Alayne Markland, David D. Rahn, Yvonne Hsu, Elizabeth R. Mueller, Sharon Jakus-Waldman, et al. “Perioperative Behavioral Therapy and Pelvic Muscle Strengthening Do Not Enhance Quality of Life After Pelvic Surgery: Secondary Report of a Randomized Controlled Trial.” Phys Ther 97, no. 11 (November 1, 2017): 1075–83.

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Richter, Holly E., C. L. Amundsen, S. W. Erickson, J. E. Jelovsek, Y. Komesu, C. Chermansky, H. S. Harvie, et al. “Characteristics Associated with Treatment Response and Satisfaction in Women Undergoing OnabotulinumtoxinA and Sacral Neuromodulation for Refractory Urgency Urinary Incontinence.” J Urol 198, no. 4 (October 2017): 890–96.

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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.