Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Timothy Boone, M.D., Ph.D.

Timothy B. Boone, M.D., Ph.D.

Full Member
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Co-Director, Institute for Academic Medicine
Chairman, Department of Urology
Houston Methodist Hospital
Professor of Urology
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Clinical Professor of Urology
Scott Department of Urology
Baylor College of Medicine

E-mail: tboone3@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-6458


B.S.   Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas (Biology)
Ph.D.   University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, Texas (Neuroscience)
M.D.   University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas

Postdoctoral Training

Internship, General Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
Residency, General Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas



Dr Timothy B. Boone is the Chair of Urology at the Houston Methodist Hospital and a member of the Methodist Neurological Institute. He is Professor of Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College and holds appointments as Professor of Urology at Texas A&M College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine where he is a Clinical Professor of Urology. Dr Boone earned his Master of Science in physiology and Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston. He completed his M.D./Ph.D. at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and urology residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. In 1991 he joined the faculty in the Department of Urology at UT Southwestern for two years and then moved to Baylor College of Medicine where he joined the Scott Department of Urology. In 2000 Dr. Boone was named Professor and Chair of the Scott Department of Urology where he served until 2008. For over 20 years he has actively participated in the care of spinal cord injured veterans with neurogenic bladder dysfunction with the VA Spinal Cord Injury Units in Dallas and now in Houston.

Dr. Boone specializes in the treatment of patients with incontinence following prostatectomy, women with complex voiding disorders, and bladder problems related to neurologic disease including spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease. He maintains active participation in research with the Neurourology Laboratory at Baylor, focusing on mechanisms of sensory control and dysfunction in the bladder and urethra that are related to spinal cord injury, diabetes or obstruction.

Throughout his career Dr. Boone has written over 100 publications and given hundreds of lectures regionally and nationally while serving as a visiting professor for many departments of urology. He is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Clinical Society of GU Surgeons, American Urological Association, Texas Urological Society, Society for Neuroscience, Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, and the AOA Honor Medical Society. He serves as consultant reviewer for several scientific journals including Neurourology and Urodynamics, Journal of Urology, British Journal of Urology, Urology, Spinal Cord, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is on the editorial board of Nature Reviews in Urology, Neurourology, and Urodynamics, and Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports. Dr. Boone was elected as a Trustee to the American Board of Urology in 2006 and will serve as President of the American Board of Urology from 2011 - 2012.

Major Areas of Research

Incontinence, Neurourology, Neurogenic Bladder, Urinary Diversion and Urinary Reconstruction

Recent Publications

Lai HH, Boone TB. Complex artificial urinary sphincter revision and reimplantation cases--how do they fare compared to virgin cases? J Urol. 2012 Mar;187(3):951-5. PMID: 22264456

Munoz A, Somogyi GT, Boone TB, Smith CP. Lumbosacral sensory neuronal activity is enhanced by activation of urothelial purinergic receptors. Brain Res Bull. 2011 Nov 25;86(5-6):380-4. PMID: 21924327

Lai HH, Munoz A, Smith CP, Boone TB, Somogyi GT. Plasticity of non-adrenergic non-cholinergic bladder contractions in rats after chronic spinal cord injury.Brain Res Bull. 2011 Aug 10;86(1-2):91-6. PMID: 21689735

Munoz A, Somogyi GT, Boone TB, Smith CP. Central inhibitory effect of intravesically applied botulinum toxin A in chronic spinal cord injury. Neurourol Urodyn. 2011 Sep;30(7):1376-81. doi: 10.1002/nau.21068. PMID: 21509809

Lai HH, Boone TB. Implantation of artificial urinary sphincter in patients with post-prostatectomy incontinence, and preoperative overactive bladder and mixed symptoms. J Urol. 2011 Jun;185(6):2254-9. PMID: 21497853

Munoz A, Smith CP, Boone TB, Somogyi GT. Overactive and underactive bladder dysfunction is reflected by alterations in urothelial ATP and NO release.Neurochem Int. 2011 Feb;58(3):295-300. PMID: 21145365

Munoz A, Gangitano DA, Smith CP, Boone TB, Somogyi GT. Removal of urothelium affects bladder contractility and release of ATP but not release of NO in rat urinary bladder. BMC Urol. 2010 May 24;10(1):10.