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John Samuel Wiener, MD

Director of Pediatric Urology
Professor of Surgery
Professor of Pediatrics
Office: 1572C Clin Res II, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3831 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

As a general pediatric urologist, Dr. Wiener is involved with all aspects of pediatric urology as a clinician and researcher.  His research interests are most focused, however, on the urologic management of neurogenic bladder and spina bifida and the molecular biology involving development of the genitourinary tract and disorders.

Dr. Wiener is the principal investigator at Duke for The National Spina Bifida Patient Registry and Urologic Management of Young Children with Spina Bifida protocol administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This projects began at Duke in 2011 and 2015, respectively.

Dr. Wiener is a project director for the P50 Center for Undiagnosed Pediatric and Urogenital Disorders with Nicholas Katsanis, PhD in the Department of Cell Biology.

Dr. Wiener has served in national leadership positions in pediatric urology including President of the Society of Fetal Urology, Executive Council of Society for Pediatric Urology, and the Examination Committee of the American Board of Urology.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1995 - 1997
  • Residency, Urology, Duke University, 1991 - 1995
  • Fellowship, Urology (Research), Duke University, 1990 - 1991
  • Residency, General Surgery, Duke University, 1988 - 1990
  • M.D., Tulane University, 1988


Dionise, Zachary R., Juan Marcos Gonzalez, Michael L. Garcia-Roig, Andrew J. Kirsch, Charles D. Scales, John S. Wiener, J Todd Purves, and Jonathan C. Routh. “Parental preferences for vesicoureteral reflux treatment: Profile case best-worst scaling.” J Pediatr Urol, November 18, 2020.

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Wiener, John S. “Commentary to 'in-hospital resource utilization, outcome analysis and radiation exposure in children undergoing appendicostomy vs cecostomy tube placement'.” J Pediatr Urol 16, no. 5 (October 2020): 649.

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Routh, Jonathan C., Nicholas G. Cost, and John S. Wiener. “Pediatric urologic oncology in the 21st century: where we stand and where we're headed.” Transl Androl Urol 9, no. 5 (October 2020): 2329–30.

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Johnston, Ashley W., John S. Wiener, and J. Todd Purves. “Pediatric Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction: Will My Child Ever Be out of Diapers?” Eur Urol Focus 6, no. 5 (September 15, 2020): 838–67.

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Streur, Courtney S., Christine L. Schafer, Valerie P. Garcia, Elisabeth H. Quint, John S. Wiener, David E. Sandberg, Claire Z. Kalpakjian, and Daniela A. Wittmann. “"I Tell Them What I Can Feel and How Far My Legs Can Bend": Optimizing Sexual Satisfaction for Women With Spina Bifida.” J Sex Med 17, no. 9 (September 2020): 1694–1704.

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Wiener, John S., Nina Huck, Anne-Sophie Blais, Mandy Rickard, Armando Lorenzo, Heather N McCaffrey Di Carlo, Margaret G. Mueller, and Raimund Stein. “Challenges in pediatric urologic practice: a lifelong view.” World J Urol, April 23, 2020.

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Johnston, Ashley W., Steven Wolf, Muhammad H. Alkazemi, Gina-Maria Pomann, Hadley Wood, John S. Wiener, and Jonathan C. Routh. “Patterns of inpatient care for prostate cancer in men with spina bifida.” Disabil Health J 13, no. 2 (April 2020): 100866.

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Kelly, Maryellen S., John S. Wiener, Tiebin Liu, Priya Patel, Heidi Castillo, Jonathan Castillo, Brad E. Dicianno, et al. “Neurogenic bowel treatments and continence outcomes in children and adults with myelomeningocele.” J Pediatr Rehabil Med 13, no. 4 (2020): 685–93.

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