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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.  These projects began at Duke in 2011 and 2015, respectively.

Dr. Wiener was previously a project director for the P50 Center for Undiagnosed Pediatric and Urogenital Disorders.

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.  He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Spina Bifida Association

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


Aksenov, Leonid I., Rebecca J. Fairchild, Kevin T. Hobbs, Rohit Tejwani, John S. Wiener, and Jonathan C. Routh. “Financial toxicity among individuals with spina bifida and their families: A qualitative study and conceptual model.” J Pediatr Urol 18, no. 3 (June 2022): 290.e1-290.e8.

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Worley, Gordon, Rachel G. Greenberg, Brandon G. Rocque, Tiebin Liu, Brad E. Dicianno, Jonathan P. Castillo, Elisabeth A. Ward, Tonya R. Williams, Jeffrey P. Blount, and John S. Wiener. “Neurosurgical procedures for children with myelomeningocele after fetal or postnatal surgery: a comparative effectiveness study.” Dev Med Child Neurol 63, no. 11 (November 2021): 1294–1301.

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Hughes, Taylor L., Kirsten L. Simmons, Rohit Tejwani, Karen D. Barton, John S. Wiener, J. Todd Purves, and Jonathan C. Routh. “Sexual Function and Dysfunction in Individuals with Spina Bifida: A Systematic Review.” Urology 156 (October 2021): 308–19.

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Yerkes, Elizabeth B., Earl Y. Cheng, John S. Wiener, J Christopher Austin, Duong D. Tu, David B. Joseph, Jonathan C. Routh, and Stacy T. Tanaka. “Translating pediatric urodynamics from clinic into collaborative research: Lessons and recommendations from the UMPIRE study group.” J Pediatr Urol 17, no. 5 (October 2021): 716–25.

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Tanaka, Stacy T., Elizabeth B. Yerkes, Jonathan C. Routh, Duong D. Tu, J Christopher Austin, John S. Wiener, Evalynn Vasquez, et al. “Urodynamic characteristics of neurogenic bladder in newborns with myelomeningocele and refinement of the definition of bladder hostility: Findings from the UMPIRE multi-center study.” J Pediatr Urol 17, no. 5 (October 2021): 726–32.

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Wallis, M Chad, Pangaja Paramsothy, Kimberly Newsome, Tonya Williams, Jonathan C. Routh, David B. Joseph, Earl Cheng, et al. “Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections in Newborns with Spina Bifida-Is Antibiotic Prophylaxis Necessary?” J Urol 206, no. 1 (July 2021): 126–32.

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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 39, no. 4 (April 2021): 981–91.

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Streur, Courtney S., Lauren Corona, Judith E. Smith, Muzi Lin, John S. Wiener, and Daniela A. Wittmann. “Sexual Function of Men and Women With Spina Bifida: A Scoping Literature Review.” Sex Med Rev 9, no. 2 (April 2021): 244–66.

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