Weidner, AC, Barber, MD, Markland, A, Rahn, DD, Hsu, Y, Mueller, ER, Jakus-Waldman, S, Dyer, KY, Warren, LK, Gantz, MG, and Meikle, S. "Perioperative Behavioral Therapy and Pelvic Muscle Strengthening Do Not Enhance Quality of Life After Pelvic Surgery: Secondary Report of a Randomized Controlled Trial." Physical therapy 97, no. 11 (November 2017): 1075-1083.
Alison Catherine Weidner, MD
I am an active clinician/researcher treating women with various forms of pelvic floor dysfunction throughout my career. I maintain a busy clinical practice and particularly enjoy and excel at clinical and surgical training of Iearners at all levels in the medical setting.
Early in my career I designed and executed innovative clinical research with broad-reaching impact on our knowledge of the mechanism of neuromuscular injury to the pelvic floor and its ultimate contribution to pelvic floor dysfunction. Currently, my clinical research efforts are dedicated to designing and implementing innovative studies with other investigators within the NICHD-funded Pelvic Floor Disorders Network with direct influence on clinical management of common pelvic disorders.
Education and Training
- Resident, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Children's Hospital Boston, 1992 - 1996
- M.D., Duke University, 1992
- Female pelvic floor dysfunction
- Urinary incontinence
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Maternal birth trauma
- Pelvic neuromuscular function
Selected Grants and Awards
Bradley, MS, Bickhaus, JA, Amundsen, CL, Newcomb, LK, Truong, T, Weidner, AC, and Siddiqui, NY. "Vaginal Uterosacral Ligament Suspension: A Retrospective Cohort of Absorbable and Permanent Suture Groups." Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery (June 27, 2017).
Polin, MR, Kawasaki, A, Amundsen, CL, Weidner, AC, and Siddiqui, NY. "Do Mixed-Flora Preoperative Urine Cultures Matter?." Southern medical journal 110, no. 6 (June 2017): 426-429.
Sung, VW, Borello-France, D, Dunivan, G, Gantz, M, Lukacz, ES, Moalli, P, Newman, DK, Richter, HE, Ridgeway, B, Smith, AL, Weidner, AC, Meikle, S, and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Methods for a multicenter randomized trial for mixed urinary incontinence: rationale and patient-centeredness of the ESTEEM trial." International urogynecology journal 27, no. 10 (October 2016): 1479-1490.
Lukacz, ES, Warren, LK, Richter, HE, Brubaker, L, Barber, MD, Norton, P, Weidner, AC, Nguyen, JN, and Gantz, MG. "Quality of Life and Sexual Function 2 Years After Vaginal Surgery for Prolapse." Obstetrics and gynecology 127, no. 6 (June 2016): 1071-1079.
Eric Jelovsek, J, Markland, AD, Whitehead, WE, Barber, MD, Newman, DK, Rogers, RG, Dyer, K, Visco, A, Sung, VW, Sutkin, G, Meikle, SF, Gantz, MG, and Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Controlling anal incontinence in women by performing anal exercises with biofeedback or loperamide (CAPABLe) trial: Design and methods." Contemporary clinical trials 44 (September 2015): 164-174.
Richter, HE, Nager, CW, Burgio, KL, Whitworth, R, Weidner, AC, Schaffer, J, Zyczynski, HM, Norton, P, Jelovsek, JE, Meikle, SF, Spino, C, Gantz, M, Graziano, S, Brubaker, L, and NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, . "Incidence and Predictors of Anal Incontinence After Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury in Primiparous Women." Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 21, no. 4 (July 2015): 182-189.
Lukacz, ES, Warren, LK, Richter, HE, Brubaker, L, Barber, MD, Norton, P, Weidner, AC, Nguyen, JN, Gantz, MG, and Meikle, SF. "LONG-TERM QUALITY OF LIFE AND SEXUAL FUNCTION AFTER VAGINAL SURGERY FOR APICAL PROLAPSE." INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL 26 (June 2015): S117-S118.
Weidner, AC, Barber, MD, Markland, AD, Rahn, DD, Hsu, Y, Mueller, ER, Jakus-Waldman, S, Dyer, KY, Warren, LK, Gantz, M, and Meikle, S. "PERIOPERATIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY & PELVIC MUSCLE STRENGTHENING DOES NOT IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE AFTER APICAL PROLAPSE SURGERY: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL." INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL 26 (June 2015): S59-S61.
Dieter, AA, Willis-Gray, MG, Weidner, AC, Visco, AG, and Myers, ER. "Vaginal native tissue repair versus transvaginal mesh repair for apical prolapse: how utilizing different methods of analysis affects the estimated trade-off between reoperation for mesh exposure/erosion and reoperation for recurrent prolapse." International urogynecology journal 26, no. 5 (May 2015): 721-727.