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Urinary Control

Wendy Leng, M.D., FPMRS

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Dr Wendy Leng joins the UANT Center of Excellence in Incontinence Care after several years in academic urology. She grew up in Baltimore MD and attended Harvard University for undergraduate studies in Biology, followed by medical school training at Tufts University in Boston MA. She then stayed in the Boston area to pursue urology residency training, which included two years of general surgery training at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by 4 additional years of urological surgery training at the renown Lahey Clinic Medical Center. Dr Leng then relocated to the University of Texas Houston Medical Center in 1997 to complete a clinical fellowship with Dr Edward McGuire, a distinguished leader in the subspecialty of female pelvic medicine, urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction management.

After completion of fellowship training, Dr Leng was first an Assistant Professor of urology at University of California San Francisco from 1998-2001; and later on, an Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. During her time at University of Pittsburgh, her clinical and research interests aligned in the scientific analyses of common urological practice and more specifically, the evaluations and innovative treatments of adult male and female urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunctions. Dr Leng has been the recipient of a K23 Career Development Award from the National Institute of Health (NIH), and during that time, completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research Design and Analyses at the University of Pittsburgh. During her time at University of Pittsburgh, she also served as a co-Principal Investigator for clinical trials developed and conducted by the consortium known as the NIH-sponsored Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network (UITN). She has also served as co-investigator and/or collaborator for several related NIH protocols.

Dr Leng is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology, member of the American Urological Association, and member of the subspecialty Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology. She is married with two young children-- who no longer ask their mother whether women can be urologists.

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Leng WW and McGuire EJ. Management of female urethral diverticula: a new classification. Journal of Urology 160(4):1297-1300, Oct 1998.
Leng, WW; Amundsen, CL; McGuire, EJ. Management of female genitourinary fistulas: transvesical or transvaginal approach? Journal of Urology 160(6 Pt 1):1995-9, Dec 1998.
Leng WW, Blalock HJ, Fredriksson WH, English SF, and McGuire EJ. Enterocystoplasty or detrusor myectomy? Comparison of indications and outcomes for bladder augmentation. Journal of Urology 161(3):758-63, Mar 1999.
Leng WW, Faerber G, Del Terzo M, and McGuire EJ. Management of severe vesical dysfunction by incontinent ileovesicostomy: a review of extended 5-year outcomes. Journal of Urology 161(6):1803-6, Jun 1999.
Cespedes RD, Leng WW, and McGuire EJ. Collagen injection therapy for postprostatectomy incontinence. Urology 54:597-602, 1999.
Leng, WW; McGuire, EJ. Reconstructive surgery for urinary incontinence. Urologic Clinics of North America, 1999 Feb, 26(1):61-80, viii.
Leng WW and McGuire EJ. Careful assessment of female urethral diverticula guides repair. Contemporary Urology 7:39-44, July 2000.
Austin PF, Westney OL, Leng WW, McGuire EJ, Ritchey ML. Advantages of rectus fascial slings for urinary incontinence in children with neuropathic bladders. J Urology 1656 (6 pt 2):2369, Jun 2001.

McGuire EJ and Leng WW. Leak point pressures. In: Female Urology and Urogynecology, Cardozo L and Staskin D., eds., Isis Medical Media, Oxford, England, p 228-237, 2001.

Resplande J, Gholami SS, Graziottin TM, Rogers R, Lin CS, Leng WW, and Lue T. Long-term effect of ovariectomy and simulated birth trauma on the lower urinary tract of female rats. J Urology 168:323-330, July 2002.

Koppie TK and Leng WW. “Management of bladder and Bowel Disorders After Treatment.” In: Prostate Cancer: ACS Atlas of Clinical Oncology Series, ed. PR Carroll, American Cancer Society and BC Decker, Inc., p 361-380, 2002.

Chancellor MB and Leng WW. “The mechanism of action of sacral nerve stimulation in the treatment of detrusor overactivity and urinary retention.” In: New Perspectives in Sacral Nerve Stimulation, ed. U Jonas & V Grunewald, Martin Dunitz Ltd, London, 2002, p 17-28.

Leng WW and McGuire EJ. Obstructive Uropathy Induced Bladder Dysfunction Can Be Reversible: Bladder Compliance Measures Before and After Treatment. J Urology 169:563-566, Feb 2003.

Leng WW and Chancellor MB. Recognition and Treatment of Bladder Outlet Obstruction after Sling Surgery. Reviews in Urology.6:29-33, 2004.

Borello-France D, Leng WW, O’Leary M, Xavier M, Erickson J, Chancellor MB, and Cannon TW. Bladder and sexual function among women with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis 10:455-461, 2004.

Leng WW, Davies BJ, Sweeney D, Chancellor MB. Delayed recognition and treatment of bladder outlet obstruction after sling surgery: association with irreversible bladder dysfunction. J Urology 172:1379-1381, Oct 2004.

Leng WW and Chancellor MB. When to consider urethrolysis after sling surgery. Current Urology Reports 5: 241-242, 2004.

Leng WW and Chancellor MB. How sacral nerve stimulation neuromodulation works. Urologic Clinics of North America 32:11-18, 2005.

Sweeney DD and Leng WW. Treatment of postoperative voiding dysfunction following incontinence surgery. Current Urology Reports 6(5):365-70, 2005.

Leng WW and Morrisroe S. Sacral nerve stimulation for the Overactive Bladder. Urologic Clinics of North America, 33(4):491-501, Nov 2006.

Michael E. Albo, M.D., Holly E. Richter, Ph.D., M.D., Linda Brubaker, M.D., Peggy Norton, M.D., Stephen R. Kraus, M.D., Philippe E. Zimmern, M.D., Toby C. Chai, M.D., Halina Zyczynski, M.D., Ananias C. Diokno, M.D., Sharon Tennstedt, Ph.D., Charles Nager, M.D., L. Keith Lloyd, M.D., MaryPat FitzGerald, M.D., Gary E. Lemack, M.D., Harry W. Johnson, M.D., Wendy Leng, M.D., Veronica Mallett, M.D., Anne M. Stoddard, Sc.D., Shawn Menefee, M.D., R. Edward Varner, M.D., Kimberly Kenton, M.D., Pam Moalli, M.D., Larry Sirls, M.D., Kimberly J. Dandreo, M.Sc., John W. Kusek, Ph.D., Leroy M. Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D., William Steers, M.D., for the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. Burch colposuspension versus fascial sling to reduce urinary stress incontinence. New Engl J Medicine 356(21):2143-2155, May 24, 2007.

Kraus SR, Markland A, Chai TC, Stoddard A, FitzGerald MP, Leng W, Mallett V, Tennstedt SL for the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. Race and ethnicity do not contribute to differences in preoperative urinary incontinence severity or symptom bother in women who undergo stress incontinence surgery. Amer J Obstet Gynec 197(1):92.e1-92.e6, July 2007.

Burgio KL, Nygaard IE, Richter HE, Brubaker L, Gutman RE, Leng W, Wei J, Weber AM. Bladder symptoms 1 year after abdominal sacrocolpopexy with and without Burch colposuspension in women without preoperative stress incontinence symptoms. Amer J Obstet Gynec 197(6):647.e1-6, Dec 2007.

Sweeney DD and Leng WW. Treatment of postoperative voiding dysfunction following incontinence surgery. Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports 2(1): 21-26, 2007.
Gibbons E and Leng WW. “Female Urethral Diverticula,” In: Female Urology: a Practical Clinical Guide, eds. Goldman HB and Vasavada SP, Humana Press, Totowa NJ, Nov 2007, p 327-342.

Borello-France D, Dusi J, O’Leary M, Misplay S, Okonski J, Leng WW, Cannon-Smith T, Chancellor M. Test-retest reliability of the urge-urinary distress inventory and female sexual function index in women with multiple sclerosis. Urologic Nursing 28(1):30-35, Feb 2008.

Nager CW, FitzGerald M, Kraus SR, Chai TC, Zyczynski H, Sirls L, Lemack GE, Lloyd LK, Litman HJ, Stoddard AM, Baker J, Steers W, Diokno A, Mallett V, Brubaker L, Richter HE, Albo M, Johnson HW, Leng WW, Zimmern P, Rozanski T, Norton P, Lesser D, Tennstedt S, Chang D, Kusek JW, et al; for the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. Urodynamics measures do not predict stress continence outcomes after surgery for stress urinary incontinence in selected women. J Urol 179(4):1470-4, Apr 2008

Subak LL, Brubaker L, Chai TC, Creasman JM, Diokno AC, Goode PS, Kraus SR, Kusek JW, Leng WW, Lukacz ES, Norton P, Tennstedt S for the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. High costs of urinary incontinence among women electing surgery to treat stress incontinence. Obstet Gynecol 111(4):899-907, Apr 2008.

Burgio KL, Kraus SR, Menefee S, Borello-France D, Leng W, Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. Behavioral therapy to enable women with urge incontinence to discontinue drug treatment: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 149(3):161-9, 2008 Aug 5.

Kenton K, Richter H, Litman H, H, Lukacz E, Leng W, Lemack G, Chai T, Arisco A, Tennstedt S, Steers W. Risk factors associated with urge incontinence after continence surgery. J Urol. 2009;182(6):2805-9.

Nager CW, Brubaker L, Daneshgari F, Litman HJ, Dandreo KJ, Sirls L, Lemack GE, Richter HE, Leng W, Norton P, Kraus SR, Chai TC, Chang D, Amundsen CL, Stoddard AM, Tennstedt SL. Design of the Value of Urodynamic Evaluation (ValUE) trial: A non-inferiority randomized trial of preoperative urodynamic investigations. Contemp Clin Trials. 2009;30(6):531-9.

Nager CW, Kraus SR, Kenton K, Sirls L, Chai TC, Wai C, Sutkin G, Leng W, Litman H, Huang L, Tennstedt S, Richter HE; Urodynamics, the supine empty bladder stress test, and incontinence severity. Neurourol Urodyn. 2010:29(7):1306-11.

Brubaker L, Lukacz E, Burgio K, Zimmern P, Norton P, Leng W, Johnson H, Kraus S, Stoddard A for the UITN. Mixed Incontinence: Comparing Definitions in Non-Surgical Patients. Neurourol Urodyn. 2011:30(1):47-51.

Smaldone MC, Ristau BT, Leng WW. Botulinum toxin therapy for neurogenic detrusor overactivity. Urologic Clinics of North America Nov 2010;37(4):567-80.

Leng WW, Morrisroe S. Transvesical repair of vesicovaginal fistula. In: Hinman’s Atlas of Urologic Surgery,3rd edition. Smith, JA Jr, Howards SS, Preminger GM, eds., Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, p 585-7, 2012.