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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


Siddiqui, N. Y., A. A. Dieter, C. L. Amundsen, J. M. Brooks, D. J. Degoski, and M. O. Fraser. “UNDERACTIVE BLADDER IN OBESE-PRONE RATS FED A HIGH FAT DIET.” In Neurourology and Urodynamics, 33:952–53. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2014.


Polin, M. R., A. L. Edenfield, A. A. Dieter, C. L. Amundsen, A. G. Visco, and A. C. Weidner. “PREDICTORS OF POSITIVE PREOPERATIVE URINE CULTURES IN ASYMPTOMATIC WOMEN UNDERGOING UROGYNECOLOGIC SURGERY.” International Urogynecology Journal 25 (July 1, 2014): S146–47.


Zyczynski, Halina M., Larry T. Sirls, W Jerod Greer, David D. Rahn, Elizabeth Casiano, Peggy Norton, Hae-Young Kim, Linda Brubaker, and Linda Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. “Findings of universal cystoscopy at incontinence surgery and their sequelae.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 210, no. 5 (May 2014): 480.e1-480.e8.

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Amundsen, Cindy L., Holly E. Richter, Shawn Menefee, Sandip Vasavada, David D. Rahn, Kim Kenton, Heidi S. Harvie, Dennis Wallace, and Susie Meikle. “The Refractory Overactive Bladder: Sacral NEuromodulation vs. BoTulinum Toxin Assessment: ROSETTA trial.” Contemp Clin Trials 37, no. 2 (March 2014): 272–83.

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Dieter, Alexis A., Cindy L. Amundsen, Autumn L. Edenfield, Amie Kawasaki, Pamela J. Levin, Anthony G. Visco, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “Oral antibiotics to prevent postoperative urinary tract infection: a randomized controlled trial.” Obstet Gynecol 123, no. 1 (January 2014): 96–103.

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Kawasaki, Amie, John P. Judd, Nazema Y. Siddiqui, Jennifer M. Wu, and Cindy L. Amundsen. “Impact of staged InterStim implantation on the postoperative activities of daily living and pain.” Int Urogynecol J 24, no. 7 (July 2013): 1205–13.

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Preud’homme, Xavier A., Cindy L. Amundsen, George D. Webster, and Andrew D. Krystal. “Comparison of diary-derived bladder and sleep measurements across OAB individuals, primary insomniacs, and healthy controls.” Int Urogynecol J 24, no. 3 (March 2013): 501–8.

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Edenfield, Autumn L., Cindy L. Amundsen, Alison C. Weidner, Jennifer M. Wu, Amy George, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “Vaginal prolapse recurrence after uterosacral ligament suspension in normal-weight compared with overweight and obese women.” Obstet Gynecol 121, no. 3 (March 2013): 554–59.

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Jonsson Funk, Michele, Nazema Y. Siddiqui, Virginia Pate, Cindy L. Amundsen, and Jennifer M. Wu. “Sling revision/removal for mesh erosion and urinary retention: long-term risk and predictors.” Am J Obstet Gynecol 208, no. 1 (January 2013): 73.e1-73.e7.

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Levin, Pamela J., Jennifer M. Wu, Amie Kawasaki, Alison C. Weidner, and Cindy L. Amundsen. “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): 1591–97.

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