Ruchi Mathur, MD FRCPC

Director, Diabetes Outpatient Teaching Education Center, Endocrinology/Metabolism

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, OBGYN
Assistant Clinical Professor, Medicine

Awards and Activities

Chairwoman, American Diabetes Association Expo Los Angeles2013
Hind Rattan award2012
Reviewer: Digestive Diesease Sciences2007 - 2013
Reviewer: International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology2007 - 2013
American Diabetes Association1998
Endocrine Society1998
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada1999
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists2000
Working Group: Dut Microbes and Metablic Function (American Journal of Gastroenterology)2011 - 2012

Research Focus

To understand the impact of the intestinal microbiome on metabolism.

Current investigations include:

Defining the role of specific gut microbes in the development of obesity and insulin resistance.

Selected Publications

  1. Basseri RJ, Basseri B, Pimentel M, Chong K, Youdim A, Low K, Hwang L, Soffer E, Chang C, Mathur R: Intestinal methane production in obese individuals is associated with a higher body mass index. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y), 8(1): 22-8, 2012
  2. Mathur R, Kim G, Morales W, Sung J, Rooks E, Pokkunuri V, Weitsman S, Barlow GM, Chang C, Pimentel M: Intestinal Methanobrevibacter smithii but Not Total Bacteria Is Related to Diet-Induced Weight Gain in Rats. Obesity (Silver Spring), , 2012
  3. Jones MR, Chazenbalk G, Xu N, Chua AK, Eigler T, Mengesha E, Chen YH, Lee JM, Pall M, Li X, Chen YD, Taylor KD, Mathur R, Krauss RM, Rotter JI, Legro RS, Azziz R, Goodarzi MO: Steroidogenic regulatory factor FOS is underexpressed in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) adipose tissue and genetically associated with PCOS susceptibility. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab., 97(9): E1750-7, 2012
  4. Szczepaniak LS, Victor RG, Mathur R, Nelson MD, Szczepaniak EW, Tyer N, Chen I, Unger RH, Bergman RN, Lingvay I: Pancreatic steatosis and its relationship to ß-cell dysfunction in humans: racial and ethnic variations. Diabetes Care, 35(11): 2377-83, 2012
  5. Ezeh U, Pall M, Mathur R, Dey D, Berman D, Chen IY, Dumesic DA, Azziz R: Effects of Endogenous Androgens and Abdominal Fat Distribution on the Interrelationship Between Insulin and Non-Insulin-Mediated Glucose Uptake in Females. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab., , 2013
  6. Chazenbalk G, Trivax BS, Yildiz BO, Bertolotto C, Mathur R, Heneidi S, Azziz R: Regulation of adiponectin secretion by adipocytes in the polycystic ovary syndrome: role of tumor necrosis factor-{alpha}. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab., 95(2): 935-42, 2010