Gerald Timm, PhD

Professor, Department of Urology

Gerald Timm

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Administrative Assistant Name
Liz Mayock

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Ph.D. (E.E.)- University of Minnesota

M.S.E.E. - University of Minnesota


Gerald W. Timm earned B.E.E., M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. (E.E.) degrees from the U of MN. Upon completion, he joined the faculties of the U of MN Medical School's Department of Neurology and the Institute of Technology's Departments of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, researching problems of the pelvic organs resulting from spinal cord injury, stroke and other neurological and urological disorders. This work resulted in the conceptualization and subsequent development of a variety of implantable devices and diagnostic instrumentation products for diagnosing and treating urinary control and male erectile disorders and the founding or co-founding of several medial device firms to bring these concepts to market. Dr. Timm currently serves as President of NovaTek Medical, LLC and recently rejoined the U of MN Medical School faculty part-time as a Professor of Urological Surgery.



  • Dias N, Peng Y, Khavari R, Nakib NA, Sweet RM, Timm GW, Erdman AG, Boone TB, Zhang Y. Pelvic floor dynamics during high-impact athletic activities: A computational modeling study.Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2017 Jan
  • Malaeb BS, Elliott SP, Lee J, Anderson DW, Timm GW. Novel artificial urinary sphincter in the canine model: the tape mechanical occlusive device. Urology. 2011 Jan 
  • Wang, D., Timm G.W., Erdman, A.G., and Tewfik, A.H.; Ambulatory device for urinary incontinence detection in females. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009:5405-8. 2009.
  • Zhang, Y., Bicek, A.D., Wang, G., and Timm, G.W.; Effects of perurethral neuromuscular electrical stimulation on the voiding frequency in rats. Int Urogynecol J. 21:1279-1284, 2010.
  • Mohamed, A., Erdman, A.G., and Timm, G.W.: The Biomechanics of Erections: Two - verus One- Compartment Pressurized Vessel modeling of the Penis. J Biomech Eng. In Press, 2010
  • Zhang, Y., Wang, D., and Timm, G.W.: A 3D muscle activity imaging technique and its application in assessing pelvic muscle function. Inverse Problems. In Press, 2010
  • Malaeb, B.S., Elliott, S.P., Lee, J., Anderson D.W., and Timm, G.W.: Novel Artificial Urinary Sphincter in the Canine Model: The Tape Mechanical Occlusive Device (TMOD). Urol 77(1): 211-16.2010.