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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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
Phys Ther. 2015 Apr;95(4):517-25
Wickerson L, Mathur S, Singer LG, Brooks D
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Jul;47(7):1334-41
Robles PG, Sussman MS, Naraghi A, Brooks D, Goldstein RS, White LM, Mathur S
CMAJ. 2014 Nov 4;186(16):E596-609
Fernandes N, Bryant D, Griffith L, El-Rabbany M, Fernandes NM, Kean C, Marsh J, Mathur S, Moyer R, Reade CJ, Riva JJ, Somerville L, Bhatnagar N
Am J Transplant. 2014 Oct;14(10):2235-45
Mathur S, Janaudis-Ferreira T, Wickerson L, Singer LG, Patcai J, Rozenberg D, Blydt-Hansen T, Hartmann EL, Haykowsky M, Helm D, High K, Howes N, Kamath BM, Lands L, Marzolini S, Sonnenday C
Physiother Can. 2014;66(3):286-95
Duong M, Bertin K, Henry R, Singh D, Timmins N, Brooks D, Mathur S, Ellerton C
Transplantation. 2015 Mar;99(3):594-601
Marzolini S, Grace SL, Brooks D, Corbett D, Mathur S, Bertelink R, Skeffington V, Alter D, Oh P
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Dec;33(12):1203-12
Rozenberg D, Wickerson L, Singer LG, Mathur S
Physiother Can. 2014;66(2):124-32
Mendes P, Robles PG, Mathur S


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