Robert L Sufit

  • 7580 Citations
1979 …2023
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Research Interests

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Muscular dystrophies, Myasthenia gravis, Neurogenetic disorders, Neuromuscular diseases, Peripheral neuropathies

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Training Experience

1977Internship, Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh
1980Residency, Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr. (Presbyterian)
1982Fellowship, University of Colorado Hospital

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Virginia

… → 1976

Research interests

  • ALS
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • EMG
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neurology

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Grants 1999 2023

Peripheral Arterial Disease
Skeletal Muscle
Muscle Cells
Hepatocyte Growth Factor
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Skeletal Muscle
Lower Extremity

Research Output 1979 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Associations of weight change with changes in calf muscle characteristics and functional decline in peripheral artery disease

Polonsky, T. S., Tian, L., Zhang, D., Bazzano, L. A., Criqui, M. H., Ferrucci, L., Guralnik, J. M., Kibbe, M. R., Leeuwenburgh, C., Sufit, R. L. & McDermott, M. M., Jul 1 2019, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 8, 13, e010890.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Weight Loss
Weights and Measures
Ankle Brachial Index
1 Citation (Scopus)

Peripheral artery disease, calf skeletal muscle mitochondrial DNA copy number, and functional performance

McDermott, M. M., Peterson, C. A., Sufit, R., Ferrucci, L., Guralnik, J. M., Kibbe, M. R., Polonsky, T. S., Tian, L., Criqui, M. H., Zhao, L., Stein, J. H., Li, L. & Leeuwenburgh, C., Aug 1 2018, In : Vascular Medicine (United Kingdom). 23, 4, p. 340-348 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peripheral Arterial Disease
Mitochondrial DNA
Skeletal Muscle
Lower Extremity
13 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor with or Without Supervised Exercise on Walking Performance in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease: The PROPEL Randomized Clinical Trial

McDermott, M. M., Ferrucci, L., Tian, L., Guralnik, J. M., Lloyd-Jones, D. M., Kibbe, M. R., Polonsky, T. S., Domanchuk, K., Stein, J. H., Zhao, L., Taylor, D., Skelly, C., Pearce, W. H., Perlman, H. R., McCarthy, W., Li, L., Gao, Y., Sufit, R. L., Bloomfield, C. L. & Criqui, M. H., Dec 5 2017, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 318, 21, p. 2089-2098 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peripheral Arterial Disease
Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor
Randomized Controlled Trials
11 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of resveratrol onwalking performance in older people with peripheral artery disease the restore randomized clinical trial

McDermott, M. M., Leeuwenburgh, C., Guralnik, J. M., Tian, L., Sufit, R. L., Zhao, L., Criqui, M. H., Kibbe, M. R., Stein, J. H., Lloyd-Jones, D. M., Anton, S. D., Polonsky, T. S., Gao, Y., De Cabo, R. & Ferrucci, L., Aug 1 2017, In : JAMA cardiology. 2, 8, p. 902-907 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peripheral Arterial Disease
Randomized Controlled Trials

Erratum to: Walking performance is positively correlated to calf muscle fiber size in peripheral artery disease subjects, but fibers show aberrant mitophagy: An observational study. [J Transl Med 14, (2016), (284)] DOI: 10.1186/s12967-016-1030-6

White, S. H., McDermott, M. M., Sufit, R. L., Kosmac, K., Bugg, A. W., Gonzalez-Freire, M., Ferrucci, L., Tian, L., Zhao, L., Gao, Y., Kibbe, M. R., Criqui, M. H., Leeuwenburgh, C. & Peterson, C. A., Feb 23 2017, In : Journal of Translational Medicine. 15, 1, 45.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Mitochondrial Degradation
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Ankle Brachial Index
Exercise equipment