Tristi W. Muir, MD

Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Houston Methodist


Biography

Tristi W. Muir, MD is Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Houston Methodist Hospital. She is board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Muir received her medical degree from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 1993. She completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1997, at Texas A&M Health Sciences Center. She completed a dual fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic in 2003.

During her medical career, Dr. Muir served in the United States Air Force and obtained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Early in her military career, Dr. Muir was the Ambulatory Gynecology Chief at the largest USAF clinic.

Dr. Muir has received numerous professional awards for her contributions to research, teaching and medical practice. She is a national and internationally recognized speaker on pelvic health and gynecology. She is an active member of numerous national and international professional societies. Dr. Muir has written numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers, textbook chapters, and videos. Dr. Muir had a recurring column in the Galveston Daily News on women’s health.

Throughout her medical career, Dr. Muir has been involved in humanitarian missions. As a medical student, she volunteered at a clinic providing care to migrant workers. While in the United States Air Force, Dr. Muir participated in medical missions to Easter Island. Following her military career, Dr. Muir has travelled to India to train physicians on pelvic reconstructive surgical procedures. Closer to home, she has volunteered at the St. Vincent’s Clinic in Galveston.

Description of Research

Dr. Muir is passionate about women’s health. She is dedicated to providing excellent quality of care for women through research, teaching, and an unparalleled patient experience. 

Areas Of Expertise

Women’s health
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency , Scott and White Healthcare/Texas A and M Health Science Center College of Medicine
MD , Mayo Medical School
Publications

Characteristics Associated with Successful Fitting of a Vaginal Bowel Control System for Fecal Incontinence
Matthews, CA, Varma, MG, Takase-Sanchez, MM, Hale, DS, Van Drie, D, Muir, T, Wells, E, Jannelli, M & Richter, HE 2016, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, vol 22, no. 5, pp. 359-363. DOI: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000290

Impact of a Novel Vaginal Bowel Control System on Bowel Function
Varma, MG, Matthews, CA, Muir, T, Takase-Sanchez, MM, Hale, DS, Van Drie, D & Richter, HE 2016, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, vol 59, no. 2, pp. 127-131. DOI: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000517

A vaginal bowel-control system for the treatment of fecal incontinence
Richter, HE, Matthews, CA, Muir, T, Takase-Sanchez, MM, Hale, DS, Van Drie, D & Varma, MG 2015, Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, vol 70, no. 6, pp. 387-388. DOI: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000467228.37116.19

A vaginal bowel-control system for the treatment of fecal incontinence
Richter, HE, Matthews, CA, Muir, T, Takase-Sanchez, MM, Hale, DS, Van Drie, D & Varma, MG 2015, Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 125, no. 3, pp. 540-547. DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000639

Laparoscopic cervicoisthmic cerclage: Technique and systematic review of the literature
El-Nashar, SA, Paraiso, MF, Rodewald, K, Muir, T, Abdelhafez, F, Lazebnik, N & Bedaiwy, MA 2013, Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation, vol 75, no. 1, pp. 1-8. DOI: 10.1159/000343036

Does body mass index impact passing voiding trial after midurethral sling procedures for stress urinary incontinence?
Huffaker, RK, Livers, N, Yandell, PM, Shull, BL, Muir, TW, Kuehl, TJ & Bird, ET 2010, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, vol 16, no. 6, pp. 358-361. DOI: 10.1097/SPV.0b013e3181ff394e

Hemorrhagic complication during placement of tension-free vaginal tape
Huffaker, RK, Handcock, T & Muir, TW 2010, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, vol 16, no. 6, pp. 365-367. DOI: 10.1097/SPV.0b013e3181fa4366

Effect of estrogen replacement on the histologic response to polypropylene mesh implanted in the rabbit vagina model
Higgins, EW, Rao, A, Baumann, SS, James, RL, Kuehl, TJ, Muir, TW & Pierce, LM 2009, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 201, no. 5. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2009.05.050

Does mental imagery prior to cystoscopy make a difference? A randomized controlled trial
Komesu, Y, Urwitz-Lane, R, Ozel, B, Lukban, J, Kahn, M, Muir, T, Fenner, D & Rogers, R 2009, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 201, no. 2. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2009.04.008

Long-term histologic response to synthetic and biologic graft materials implanted in the vagina and abdomen of a rabbit model
Pierce, LM, Rao, A, Baumann, SS, Glassberg, JE, Kuehl, TJ & Muir, TW 2009, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 200, no. 5. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2008.12.040

Biomechanical properties of synthetic and biologic graft materials following long-term implantation in the rabbit abdomen and vagina
Pierce, LM, Grunlan, MA, Hou, Y, Baumann, SS, Kuehl, TJ & Muir, TW 2009, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 200, no. 5. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2008.12.041

Recurrent pelvic organ prolapse
Muir, TW 2009, . in Reoperative Pelvic Surgery. Springer New York, pp. 113-143. DOI: 10.1007/b14187_11

Preface
Muir, T 2008, Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, vol 35, no. 2. DOI: 10.1016/j.ogc.2008.03.011

Histologic response of porcine collagen-coated and uncoated polypropylene grafts in a rabbit vagina model
Huffaker, RK, Muir, TW, Rao, A, Baumann, SS, Kuehl, TJ & Pierce, LM 2008, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 198, no. 5. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2007.12.029

Transverse cystocele repair with uterine preservation using native tissue
Huffaker, RK, Kuehl, TJ, Muir, TW, Yandell, PM, Pierce, LM & Shull, BL 2008, International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, vol 19, no. 9, pp. 1275-1281. DOI: 10.1007/s00192-008-0629-4

Posterior Wall Prolapse: Segmental Defect Repair
Muir, TW 2008, . in Female Urology. Elsevier, pp. 729-736. DOI: 10.1016/B978-1-4160-2339-5.50123-3

Anterior Colporrhaphy For Cystocele Repair
Muir, TW 2008, . in Female Urology. Elsevier, pp. 642-648. DOI: 10.1016/B978-1-4160-2339-5.50112-9

Intermittent urinary retention secondary to a uterine leiomyoma
Barnacle, S & Muir, T 2007, International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, vol 18, no. 3, pp. 339-341. DOI: 10.1007/s00192-006-0138-2

Rectocele repair: A randomized trial of three surgical techniques including graft augmentation
Paraiso, MFR, Barber, MD, Muir, TW & Walters, MD 2006, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol 195, no. 6, pp. 1762-1771. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2006.07.026

Vaginal surgery for prolapse
Muir, TW 2006, Journal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery, vol 12, no. 6, pp. 289-305. DOI: 10.1097/01.spv.0000249772.73773.b2