Cindy L. Amundsen MDRoy T. Parker Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery; Associate Professor Surgery, Division of Urology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Dr. Amundsen is the Roy T. Parker Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC. Dr. Amundsen has been funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) for the past 17 years and she has published over 150 peer reviewed manuscripts. For the last 12 years she has been a co-investigator for the NIH sponsored Clinical Trials Network for Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFD). During the past 10 years, Dr. Amundsen has been a Co-PI in the NIH sponsored Lower Urinary Tract Network (LURN) which seeks to increase our understanding of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) by identifying and explaining the important subtypes of patients with LUTS. In 2020, she was appointed to the NIH Strategic Plan Working Group Council. For over 20 years she has been the Program Director for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Amundsen has been the primary mentor to PhDs and MDs on independent NIH grant awards and is primary investigator (PI) and program director (PD) for the NIH/NIDDK Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Research (KURe) Career Scholars program, the NIH/NICHD sponsored Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) scholars’ program, and the NIH R25 NICHD Clinical Research Education Scientist Training Program. In 2021, she was awarded the Career Research Mentoring Award by Duke School of Medicine. She has won awards for best manuscript at national meetings, best journal reviewer, and in 2017 was awarded the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion awarded by the National Association for Continence. She was a board member for the American Urogynecologic Society and serves as Chair of Duke University’s Appointment, Promotion and Tenure committee as well as Chair of the School of Medicine’s Distinguished Professorship selection committee.
DisclosuresDr. Amundsen reports no disclosures.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy and Paravaginal Repair
- Effects of Estrogen on Vaginal Wound Healing
- Adverse Effects of Chronic Nitrofurantoin Therapy in Women With Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
- Benefits of Sacral Neuromodulation Over OnabotulinumtoxinA for Refractory Overactive Bladder
- Benefits of OnabotulinumtoxinA Over Sacral Neuromodulation for Refractory Overactive Bladder