Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
200 Lothrop Street
E1140 BST
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Administrative/Research Office: (412) 648-9770
Patient/Clinical Inquiries: (412) 586-9700

Bret H. Goodpaster, PhD


Associate Professor of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health and Physical Education

Office: N810 Montefiore Hospital
3459 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-2437
Fax: 412-692-2165

B.S., Purdue University, 1988
MA, Kent State University, 1991
PhD, Ball State University, 1995

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1998

Dr. Goodpaster is an Assistant Professor. He was originally trained as an exercise physiologist, and competed on the professional bicycle tour in Europe. He has also participated in a diabetes-related expedition to Antarctica in 2002.
Dr. Goodpaster's current research topics (funded by the ADA and NIH)include:
1) Skeletal muscle composition in obesity, type 2 diabetes and aging
2) In vivo substrate metabolism in obesity, type 2 diabetes and aging
3) Effects of exercise training on skeletal muscle metabolism in obesity and in the elderly
4) Muscle structure and function in aging and in patients with osteoarthritis

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