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, NC
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 15 years and she has published over 140 peer reviewed manuscripts. For the last 10 years she has been a co-investigator for the NIH sponsored Clinical Trials Network for Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFD). During the past 8 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. For over 15 years she has been the Program Director for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship. She has been a mentor to physician scientists both at the national and institutional level and was nominated Best Mentor in 2019. 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, Research Director for the NIH/NICHD sponsored Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) scholars’ program, and PI/PD for the NIH R25 NICHD Clinical Research Education Scientist Training Program. In 2020, she was appointed to the NIH Strategic Plan Working Group Council. 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 Vice Chair of Duke University’s Appointment, Promotion and Tenure committee as well as the Duke University’s Distinguished Professorship committee.