Sunita Mathur, PhD

Dr. Mathur's research is aimed at improving the health of skeletal muscle in people suffering from profound muscle atrophy and weakness in order to help them regain function and independence so they can return to participating in the activities they enjoy. She uses a combination of non-invasive techniques to examine muscle structure and function including muscle force measurements, exercise testing, bioelectrical impedance analysis, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy (MRI/MRS), muscle ultrasound and computed tomography (CT).

Research is conducted across multiple patient populations including people with advanced lung disease, chronic kidney disease, solid organ transplantation and critical illness.

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J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Nov;40(6):813-869
Shojaei MH, Alavinia M, Craven BC, Cheng CL, Plashkes T, Shen T, Fallah N, Humphreys S, O'Connell C, Linassi AG, Ho C, Short C, Ethans K, Charbonneau R, Paquet J, Noonan VK, Furlan JC, Fehlings MG, Craven BC, Likitlersuang J, Sumitro E, Kalsi-Ryan S,...
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Sep 21;:1-11
Shaw SM, Martino R, Mahdi A, Sawyer FK, Mathur S, Hope A, Agur AM
Respir Med. 2017 Oct;131:125-134
Rozenberg D, Martelli V, Vieira L, Orchanian-Cheff A, Keshwani N, Singer LG, Mathur S
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2017 Sep;37(5):356-362
Robles P, Araujo T, Brooks D, Zabjek K, Janaudis-Ferreira T, Marzolini S, Goldstein R, Mathur S
Biomed Genet Genom. 2017;2(1):
Chen YW, Gregory C, Ye F, Harafuji N, Lott D, Lai SH, Mathur S, Scarborough M, Gibbs P, Baligand C, Vandenborne K
Braz J Phys Ther. 2017 Jul 05;:
Neiva PD, Kirkwood RN, Mendes PL, Zabjek K, Becker HG, Mathur S
J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Jun 14;:1-10
Gabison S, Mathur S, Nussbaum EL, Popovic MR, Verrier MC
Physiother Can. 2017;69(2):178-183
Schoo E, Gustaw T, Barbalinardo C, Rodrigues N, Zameni Y, Mathur S, Janaudis-Ferreira T
Physiother Can. 2017;69(2):171-177
Currie S, Greenwood K, Weber L, Khakee H, Legasto M, Tullis E, Wu K, Tsang A, Szego E, Mathur S
Heart Lung. 2017 May 17;:
Desveaux L, Harrison S, Lee A, Mathur S, Goldstein R, Brooks D


Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Full Member, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
Associate Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
Graduate Faculty Member, Toronto Musculoskeletal Centre, University of Toronto
Scientist, Respiratory Research, West Park Healthcare Centre