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John Samuel Wiener, MD

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


Inouye, Brian M., Ruiyang Jiang, M Hassan Alkazemi, Hsin-Hsiao S. Wang, Steven Wolf, Gina-Maria Pomann, Rohit Tejwani, John S. Wiener, J Todd Purves, and Jonathan C. Routh. “Hospital and ED charges for spina bifida care in the United States between 2006 and 2014: Over $2 billion annually..” Disabil Health J 12, no. 3 (July 2019): 431–36.

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Inouye, Brian M., Zachary R. Dionise, Ruiyang Jiang, Steven Wolf, Leigh Nicholl, Gina-Maria Pomann, John S. Wiener, J Todd Purves, and Jonathan C. Routh. “National Imaging and Antibiotic Practice Patterns in Children Presenting With Urinary Tract Infection to Community Practices: Little Impact From the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines?.” Clin Pediatr (Phila), June 5, 2019.

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Tanaka, Stacy T., Pangaja Paramsothy, Judy Thibadeau, John S. Wiener, David B. Joseph, Earl Y. Cheng, Duong Tu, et al. “Baseline Urinary Tract Imaging in Infants Enrolled in the UMPIRE Protocol for Children with Spina Bifida..” J Urol 201, no. 6 (June 2019): 1193–98.

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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: A Crowd-sourced, Best-worst Scaling Study..” Urology 128 (June 2019): 71–77.

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Kelly, Maryellen S., Jonathan C. Routh, Leah G. Davis, J Todd Purves, John S. Wiener, and Matthew L. Maciejewski. “Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Older Children With and Without Diabetes Mellitus..” Clin Pediatr (Phila) 57, no. 13 (November 2018): 1576–81.

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Ortiz, Tara K., Nermarie Velazquez, Laura Ding, Jonathan C. Routh, John S. Wiener, Patrick C. Seed, and Sherry S. Ross. “Predominant bacteria and patterns of antibiotic susceptibility in urinary tract infection in children with spina bifida..” J Pediatr Urol 14, no. 5 (October 2018): 444.e1-444.e8.

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Alabi, Noreen B., Judy Thibadeau, John S. Wiener, Mike J. Conklin, Mark S. Dias, Kathleen J. Sawin, and Rodolfo Valdez. “Surgeries and Health Outcomes Among Patients With Spina Bifida..” Pediatrics 142, no. 3 (September 2018).

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Rosdahl, Jullia A., Mariah Rudd, Robert Benjamin, John S. Wiener, Richard Sloane, Audrey Brown, W. Robert Lee, David Turner, Rosie Qin, and Amber Reck Atwater. “Effect of the Adoption of a Comprehensive Electronic Health Record on Graduate Medical Education: Perceptions of Faculty and Trainees..” South Med J 111, no. 8 (August 2018): 476–83.

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