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Thomas M. Hooton, M.D.

General Information

Thomas M. Hooton, M.D.

Appointments

Call 305-243-4000 or request an appointment online

Contact

  • Fax: 305-243-4037

Specialties

  • Infectious Disease - Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Languages

English

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Med-Infectious Diseases

Roles

  • Associate Chief of Staff, Medical Service, Miami VA Healthcare System
  • Clinical Director
  • Medical Director, UHealth Infection Control, Occupational Health, Workers Compensation
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine

Research Interests

My principal research focus has been to better understand the epidemiology, pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of UTI in women. I was on the faculty of the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, for 22 years before moving to the University of Miami in 2006.  I see many women with recurrent UTI, many episodes of which are caused by highly antimicrobial-resistant uropathogens. I have collaborated with basic scientists in the Scott Hultgren group at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, for over 12 years to better understand and develop novel strategies for management of UTIs in women. In addition, I continue to collaborate in UTI research with my colleagues at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. I also have a strong interest in antimicrobial stewardship and methods to reduce our dependence on antimicrobials in the treatment and prevention of infections, especially UTI. 

 

Research Support (Past 3 Years)
 
Title:   Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation of Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Awarding Agency:  National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Subcontract from Washington University
Budget Period:  7/01/2008 – 06/30/2013
PI:  Gerald Andriole, MD, Washington University   
Title:  The role of infection in interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome
The goal of this study is to determine whether infection causes a subset of cases of interstitial cystitis in women.
Role:  Project Leader
 
Title:  Project 2: Host Response to Recurrent UTI in Women
Awarding Agency:  National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Subcontract from Washington University
Prime Award No:  2
P50 DK064540-06
Budget Period: 9/01/07 – 8/31/12
PI:  Scott J. Hultgren PhD, Washington University
Title: ORWH:  SCOR on Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Women's Health
The goal of this study is to determine the role of the host response to recurrent UTI in women.
Role: Consultant
 
Title: Evaluation of medical students’ perceptions, attitudes and knowledge about prudent antimicrobial prescribing and quality of antimicrobial education – a multicenter study.
Awarding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Foundation Grant (MOA # 617-11 SC)
Budget Period 7/11 - 6/12
PI: Lilian Abbo, MD, University of Miami
The goal of this study was to determine what medical students in different areas of the country know about antimicrobial resistance and stewardship.
Role: Co-investigator

Publications

  • Hooton TM, Roberts PL, Cox ME, Stapleton AE. Voided midstream urine culture and acute cystitis in premenopausal women. N Engl J Med 2013;369:1883-91.
  • Abbo LM, Cosgrove SE, Pottinger PS, Pereyra M, Sinkowitz-Cochran R, Srinivasan A, Webb DJ, Hooton TM. Medical students' perceptions and knowledge about antimicrobial stewardship: how are we educating our future prescribers? Clin Infect Dis 2013;57:631-8.
  • Hooton TM. Uncomplicated urinary tract infection. N Engl J Med 2012;366:1028-1037.
  • Hooton TM, Roberts PL, Stapleton AE. Cefpodoxime vs ciprofloxacin for short-course treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis: A randomized trial. JAMA 2012:307:583-589.
  • Gupta K, Hooton TM, Naber KG, Wullt B, Colgan R, Miller LG, Moran GJ, Nicolle LE, Raz R, Schaeffer AJ, Soper DE. International clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis and pyelonephritis in women: a 2010 update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Clin Infect Dis 2011;52:e103–e120 (Executive summary: Clin Infect Dis 2011;52:561-564).

Education

1973 MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
1970 Undergraduate
University of Texas A & M

Biography

I have a 30-year history of clinical care and research in Infectious Diseases and especially UTI in women since 1981 when I started my fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Washington.  My principal research focus has been to better understand the epidemiology, pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of UTI in women. I was on the faculty of the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, for 22 years before moving to the University of Miami in 2006.  I see many women with recurrent UTI, many episodes of which are caused by highly antimicrobial-resistant uropathogens. I have collaborated with basic scientists in the Scott Hultgren group at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, for over 12 years to better understand and develop novel strategies for management of UTIs in women. In addition, I continue to collaborate in UTI research with my colleagues at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. I also have a strong interest in antimicrobial stewardship and methods to reduce our dependence on antimicrobials in the treatment and prevention of infections, especially UTI. I have authored or co-authored  over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 200 other articles, book chapters and abstracts in the fields of UTI, antimicrobial stewardship, STDs, and HIV/AIDS.

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