NAFC Names Continence Care Champion
Dr. Timothy Boone recognized for lifetime of medical contributions
Charleston, SC (February 24, 2017) – The National Association for Continence had the honor of naming Timothy Boone, M.D., Ph.D., as the most recent recipient of the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award at the February 24th meeting of the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The award is the among the most prestigious recognitions in the field of continence care, conferred upon those whose distinguished careers and outstanding contributions in research, clinical practice and patient education have made them role models for others in the discipline.
“It’s a tremendous privilege for us to present Dr. Boone this award,” said Steven G. Gregg, Ph.D., executive director for the National Association for Continence. “We were particularly inspired by the more than 20 years of work he has done with spinal cord injured veterans at the VA Spinal Cord Injury Units in Dallas and Houston – and that’s just a small part of what has made his career as a healer and researcher so genuinely notable.”
Currently, Dr. Boone serves as the chair of the Urology Department at Houston Methodist Hospital and a member of the Methodist Neurological Institute in Houston, Texas. He specializes in the treatment of patients with incontinence following prostate surgery, women with complex voiding disorders and bladder problems related to neurologic disease including spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.
He is also an active researcher, having written more than 100 publications focusing on mechanisms of sensory control and dysfunction in the bladder and urethra related to spinal cord injury, diabetes or obstruction. He is equally well-known for the hundreds of lectures he has given regionally and nationally while serving as a visiting professor in the urology departments of multiple academic institutions.
Dr. Boone 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. Moreover, Dr. Boone was elected as a Trustee to the American Board of Urology in 2006 and served as President of the American Board of Urology from 2011 - 2012.
National Association for Continence is a national, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence, voiding dysfunction and related pelvic floor disorders. NAFC's purpose is to be the leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments and management alternatives for incontinence. More information is available online at www.NAFC.org.