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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Physiother Can. 2012;64(2):178-87
Ottensmeyer CA, Chattha S, Jayawardena S, McBoyle K, Wrong C, Ellerton C, Mathur S, Brooks D
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2013 Mar-Apr;33(2):106-12
Wickerson L, Mathur S, Helm D, Singer L, Brooks D
Physiother Can. 2011;63(2):140-5
Mathur S
Chest. 2012 Jun;141(6):1496-503
Beauchamp MK, Sibley KM, Lakhani B, Romano J, Mathur S, Goldstein RS, Brooks D
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):11-24
Robles PG, Mathur S, Janaudis-Fereira T, Dolmage TE, Goldstein RS, Brooks D
Cardiopulm Phys Ther J. 2010 Mar;21(1):5-12
Mathur S, Sheel AW, Road JD, Reid WD
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 May;29(5):497-503
Wickerson L, Mathur S, Brooks D
Phys Sportsmed. 2009 Oct;37(3):78-87
Mathur S, Hornblower E, Levy RD
Thorax. 2010 Feb;65(2):157-64
Beauchamp MK, Nonoyama M, Goldstein RS, Hill K, Dolmage TE, Mathur S, 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