With over 20 years of experience, Tamara Dickinson is a recognized authority in incontinence, dysfunctional elimination, and pelvic floor dysfunction. She is experienced in pelvic floor therapy, including biofeedback, neurogenic voiding dysfunction, and other pelvic floor and continence therapies. She is board certified in urology nursing and continence nursing and is a frequent national and international presenter and author on these topics.

Tamara is the recipient of the coveted National Association for Continence Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award and the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates President’s Trophy for outstanding contributions to the organization.

Meet Tamara Dickinson

Tamara graduated from the University of South Alabama with a master’s degree in nursing. She currently serves as an adult-geriatric nurse practitioner in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where her focus is on symptom management for prostate cancer patients during and after treatment, as well as follow-up to survivorship and long-term patient concerns. She has a research interest in the epidemiology of pelvic floor dysfunction in the male population and the effects of radiation therapy on pelvic floor dysfunction. She has spoken about developing a continence and dysfunctional elimination practice out of an atypical practice site.

Currently, Tamara is an active member of the International Continence Society (ICS) as a member of the nursing and the ethics committees. Her recent publications include “Management of Fecal Incontinence in Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction” in Fecal Incontinence for the Advance Practice Provider, “Good Urodynamic Practices: Uroflowmetry, Cystometry, Pressure-Flow and Auxiliary Tests" in Neurourology and Urodynamics, and "The Standardization of Terminology of Adult Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction: Report of Working Group of the International Continence Society” in Neurourology and Urodynamics.

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Education & Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - University of South Alabama
  • Master of Science in Nursing - University of South Alabama
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) (1994)
  • International Continence Society (ICS) (2003)
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) (2014)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA) (2016)
  • International Continence Society (ICS) Nursing Committee Chair (2020)
  • Epidemiology of pelvic floor dysfunction in the male population
  • Effects of radiation therapy on pelvic floor dysfunction

Clinical Focus

  • Genitourinary Cancer

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