Michael J Toth

Michael J Toth

Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Cancer Center Member

Contact Information
E-mail: michael.toth@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Medicine, Health Sci Rsrch Facility, Rm 126B


1993     B.S. - University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, Biology

1997     Ph.D. - University of Maryland at Baltimore, Physiology

Academic Appointments

1998-2002:  Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont.

2002-Present:  Assistant Professor (Secondary Appointment), Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Vermont.

2003-Present:  Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont.

Research Grants

R01 AG-17494  Title: Skeletal muscle protein metabolism in heart failure. 12/01/99 to 11/30/03.

R01 AG-21602  Title: Effect of ovarian suppression on substrate metabolism.  02/01/03 to 01/31/08.

R01 HL-077418  Title: Skeletal muscle contractile dysfunction in heart failure.  05/01/06 to 04/30/11. 

R01 AG-033547  Title: Muscle disuse and contractile dysfunction in the elderly.  07/01/10 to 06/30/15. 

Awards and Honors

2003     New Investigator Award from the Endocrinology and Metabolism Section of the American Physiological Society


Couch ME, Dittus K, Toth MJ, Willis MS, Guttridge DC, George JR, Barnes CA, Gourin CG, Der-Torossian H. Cancer cachexia update in head and neck cancer: Definitions and diagnostic features. Head Neck. 2014; [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24634283.

Der-Torossian H, Couch ME, Dittus K, Toth MJ. Skeletal muscle adaptations to cancer and its treatment: their fundamental basis and contribution to functional disability. Crit Rev Eukaryot Gene Expr. 2013;23(4):283-97.

Keating FK, Schneider DJ, Savage PD, Bunn JY, Harvey-Berino J, Ludlow M, Toth MJ, Ades PA. Effect of exercise training and weight loss on platelet reactivity in overweight patients with coronary artery disease. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2013;33(6):371-7.

Miller MS, Bedrin NG, Callahan DM, Previs MJ, Jennings ME 2nd, Ades PA, Maughan DW, Palmer BM, Toth MJ. Age-related slowing of myosin actin cross-bridge kinetics is sex specific and predicts decrements in whole skeletal muscle performance in humans. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2013;115(7):1004-14.

Palmer BM, Tanner BC, Toth MJ, Miller MS. An inverse power-law distribution of molecular bond lifetimes predicts fractional derivative viscoelasticity in biological tissue. Biophys J. 2013;104(11):2540-52.

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