Dr. Timothy Noonan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Noonan specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis in minimally invasive treatment of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Noonan is currently Team Physician for Thompkins High School.

Dr. Noonan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. He attended medical school at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. Following internship and residency at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Noonan went on to complete a combined Sports Medicine and Foot and Ankle Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and Texas Orthopedic Hospital in Houston Texas. He received additional training in Ankle Arthroplasty at Fredricksburg University in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Chondrocyte Transplantation at Gothenburg Medical Center in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Dr. Noonan is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society.


Undergraduate Degree
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Medical School
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois
Foot and Ankle and Sports Medicine Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas, and Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Houston, Texas
Ankle Arthroplasty Fellowship, Fredricksburg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
Chondrocyte Transplant Fellowship, Gothenburg Medical Center, Gothenburg, Sweden

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

General orthopedics
Total joint replacement
Arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, and ankle
Sports injuries
Trauma fracture reconstruction

Research Interests

Loyola University Medical Center and Edward Hines V.A. Hospital, Maywood, Illinois,Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Michael Pinzur, M.D. (July to December 2001). Biomechanical cadaveric study comparing a long versus the standard intramedullary tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis nails.

Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and Immunology, Pamela Whitte, PhD. (Summer 1996). Demonstrated that certain cell factors can protect B-cells from high dose radiation therapy


Noonan T. Lis Franc Injuries. Ortho Hyperguide. 2004.

Noonan T., Paxinos O., Pinzur M., Havey R., Patwardhan A. Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis With a Retrograde Intramedullary Nail: A Biomechanical Analysis of the Effect of Nail Length. Foot and Ankle International, April 2005.

Pinzur M., Noonan T. Retrograde Tibiocalcaneal Arthrodesis with a Retrograde Femoral Nail in Diabetics with Charcot Ankle Arthropathy. Foot and Ankle International. July 2005.

Noonan T., Wezeman F. The Periosteum: A Review, Loyola Orthopedic Journal, 2001.

Lowe J., Noonan T., Hopkinson W. Epidural Hematoma Following Total Knee Arthroplasty,Loyola Orthopedic Journal, 2000.