Sunita Mathur

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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Can J Diabetes. 2016 Apr 1;
Desveaux L, Goldstein RS, Mathur S, Hassan A, Devlin M, Pauley T, Brooks D
Eur J Radiol. 2016 Aug;85(8):1505-11
Erlandson MC, Lorbergs AL, Mathur S, Cheung AM
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Mar 14;
Herridge MS, Chu LM, Matte A, Tomlinson G, Chan L, Thomas C, Friedrich JO, Mehta S, Lamontagne F, Levasseur M, Ferguson ND, Adhikari NK, Rudkowski JC, Meggison H, Skrobik Y, Flannery J, Bayley M, Batt J, Dos Santos C, Abbey SE, Tan A, Lo V, Mathur S,...
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2016 Mar-Apr;36(2):125-31
Janaudis-Ferreira T, Mathur S, Romano JM, Goldstein RS, Brooks D
J Aging Phys Act. 2016 Apr;24(2):223-33
Desveaux L, Goldstein R, Mathur S, Brooks D
Respirology. 2015 Aug;20(6):953-9
Mendes P, Wickerson L, Helm D, Janaudis-Ferreira T, Brooks D, Singer LG, Mathur S
Clin Transplant. 2015 Jul;29(7):581-7
Tang M, Mawji N, Chung S, Brijlal R, Lim Sze How JK, Wickerson L, Rozenberg D, Singer LG, Mathur S, Janaudis-Ferreira T
Physiother Can. 2014;66(4):402-3
Mathur S
Muscle Nerve. 2016 Jan;53(1):84-90
Vohra RS, Mathur S, Bryant ND, Forbes SC, Vandenborne K, Walter GA
Phys Ther. 2015 Jul;95(7):978-88
Senesac CR, Lott DJ, Forbes SC, Mathur S, Arpan I, Senesac ES, Walter GA, Vandenborne K


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