University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Steven R. Cummings, MD, FACP

Steven R. Cummings, MD, FACP

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Affiliate Member

Education

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, B.A., 1969, Psychology
Union Theological Seminary, N.Y., N.Y., (no degree), 1970, Ethics
University of California San Francisco, M.D., 1976, Medicine


Professional Experience

  • 1976-1977
    Internship: San Francisco General Hospital (Internal Medicine)
  • 1977-1979
    Residency: University of California San Francisco, (Internal Medicine)
  • 1980-1982
    Fellowship: University of California San Francisco (Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine)
  • 1989-98
    Professor and Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, UCSF
  • 1998
    Associate Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Medicine, UCSF; Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics; Director of Coordinating Center
  • 1999
    Assistant Dean for Clinical Research

Honors & Awards

  • 1985-1990
    Henry J. Kaiser Faculty Fellowship Award in General Internal Medicine
  • 1988-present
    Board of Directors, National Osteoporosis Foundation
  • 1990-1994
    Advisory Panel on Osteoporosis, US Congress, Office of Technology Assessment
  • 1990-present
    Elected Faculty AOA
  • 1991-present
    Member, Scientific Advisory Board, National Osteoporosis Foundation
  • 1992-1993
    Consultant, World Health Organization (assigned to China)
  • 1995-present
    National Osteoporosis Foundation Clinical Guidelines Core Committee
  • 1996-present
    Elected, American Association of Physicians (AAP)
  • 1996-present
    Elected, Council of American Society for Bone & Mineral Research (ASBMR)

Selected Publications

  1. Newman AB, Kritchevsky SB, Guralnik JM, Cummings SR, Salive M, Kuchel GA, Schrack J, Morris MC, Weir D, Baccarelli A, Murabito JM, Ben-Shlomo Y, Espeland MA, Kirkland J, Melzer D, Ferrucci L. Accelerating the Search for Interventions Aimed at Expanding the Health Span in Humans: The Role of Epidemiology. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 Nov 13.
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  2. Brandt KR, Scott CG, Miglioretti DL, Jensen MR, Mahmoudzadeh AP, Hruska C, Ma L, Wu FF, Cummings SR, Norman AD, Engmann NJ, Shepherd JA, Winham SJ, Kerlikowske K, Vachon CM. Automated volumetric breast density measures: differential change between breasts in women with and without breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res. 2019 Oct 28; 21(1):118.
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  3. Duchowny KA, Peters KE, Cummings SR, Orwoll ES, Hoffman AR, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Evans WJ, Cawthon PM. Association of change in muscle mass assessed by D3 -creatine dilution with changes in grip strength and walking speed. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2019 Oct 17.
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  4. Su Y, Kwok TCY, Cummings SR, Yip BHK, Cawthon PM. Can Classification and Regression Tree Analysis Help Identify Clinically Meaningful Risk Groups for Hip Fracture Prediction in Older American Men (The MrOS Cohort Study)? JBMR Plus. 2019 Oct; 3(10):e10207.
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  5. Cummings SR, Lui LY, Eastell R, Allen IE. Association Between Drug Treatments for Patients With Osteoporosis and Overall Mortality Rates: A Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Aug 19.
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  6. Deelen J, Evans DS, Arking DE, Tesi N, Nygaard M, Liu X, Wojczynski MK, Biggs ML, van der Spek A, Atzmon G, Ware EB, Sarnowski C, Smith AV, Seppälä I, Cordell HJ, Dose J, Amin N, Arnold AM, Ayers KL, Barzilai N, Becker EJ, Beekman M, Blanché H, Christensen K, Christiansen L, Collerton JC, Cubaynes S, Cummings SR, Davies K, Debrabant B, Deleuze JF, Duncan R, Faul JD, Franceschi C, Galan P, Gudnason V, Harris TB, Huisman M, Hurme MA, Jagger C, Jansen I, Jylhä M, Kähönen M, Karasik D, Kardia SLR, Kingston A, Kirkwood TBL, Launer LJ, Lehtimäki T, Lieb W, Lyytikäinen LP, Martin-Ruiz C, Min J, Nebel A, Newman AB, Nie C, Nohr EA, Orwoll ES, Perls TT, Province MA, Psaty BM, Raitakari OT, Reinders MJT, Robine JM, Rotter JI, Sebastiani P, Smith J, Sørensen TIA, Taylor KD, Uitterlinden AG, van der Flier W, van der Lee SJ, van Duijn CM, van Heemst D, Vaupel JW, Weir D, Ye K, Zeng Y, Zheng W, Holstege H, Kiel DP, Lunetta KL, Slagboom PE, Murabito JM. A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies multiple longevity genes. Nat Commun. 2019 Aug 14; 10(1):3669.
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  7. Baumert M, Linz D, Stone K, McEvoy RD, Cummings S, Redline S, Mehra R, Immanuel S. Mean nocturnal respiratory rate predicts cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in community-dwelling older men and women. Eur Respir J. 2019 Jul; 54(1).
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  8. Noordam R, Young WJ, Salman R, Kanters JK, van den Berg ME, van Heemst D, Lin HJ, Barreto SM, Biggs ML, Biino G, Catamo E, Concas MP, Ding J, Evans DS, Foco L, Grarup N, Lyytikäinen LP, Mangino M, Mei H, van der Most PJ, Müller-Nurasyid M, Nelson CP, Qian Y, Repetto L, Said MA, Shah N, Schramm K, Vidigal PG, Weiss S, Yao J, Zilhao NR, Brody JA, Braund PS, Brumat M, Campana E, Christofidou P, Caulfield MJ, De Grandi A, Dominiczak AF, Doney ASF, Eiriksdottir G, Ellervik C, Giatti L, Gögele M, Graff C, Guo X, van der Harst P, Joshi PK, Kähönen M, Kestenbaum B, Lima-Costa MF, Linneberg A, Maan AC, Meitinger T, Padmanabhan S, Pattaro C, Peters A, Petersmann A, Sever P, Sinner MF, Shen X, Stanton A, Strauch K, Soliman EZ, Tarasov KV, Taylor KD, Thio CHL, Uitterlinden AG, Vaccargiu S, Waldenberger M, Robino A, Correa A, Cucca F, Cummings SR, Dörr M, Girotto G, Gudnason V, Hansen T, Heckbert SR, Juhl CR, Kääb S, Lehtimäki T, Liu Y, Lotufo PA, Palmer CNA, Pirastu M, Pramstaller PP, Ribeiro ALP, Rotter JI, Samani NJ, Snieder H, Spector TD, Stricker BH, Verweij N, Wilson JF, Wilson JG, Jukema JW, Tinker A, Newton-Cheh CH, Sotoodehnia N, Mook-Kanamori DO, Munroe PB, Warren HR. Effects of Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium Concentrations on Ventricular Repolarization in Unselected Individuals. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Jun 25; 73(24):3118-3131.
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  9. Bauer SR, Grimes B, Suskind AM, Cawthon PM, Cummings S, Huang AJ. Urinary Incontinence and Nocturia in Older Men: Associations with Body Mass, Composition and Strength in the Health ABC Study. J Urol. 2019 Jun 12; 101097JU0000000000000378.
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  10. Cawthon PM, Orwoll ES, Peters KE, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Kado DM, Stefanick ML, Shikany JM, Strotmeyer ES, Glynn NW, Caserotti P, Shankaran M, Hellerstein M, Cummings SR, Evans WJ. Strong Relation Between Muscle Mass Determined by D3-creatine Dilution, Physical Performance, and Incidence of Falls and Mobility Limitations in a Prospective Cohort of Older Men. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 May 16; 74(6):844-852.
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  11. Evans WJ, Hellerstein M, Orwoll E, Cummings S, Cawthon PM. D3 -Creatine dilution and the importance of accuracy in the assessment of skeletal muscle mass. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2019 Feb; 10(1):14-21.
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  12. Hsu YH, Estrada K, Evangelou E, Ackert-Bicknell C, Akesson K, Beck T, Brown SJ, Capellini T, Carbone L, Cauley J, Cheung CL, Cummings SR, Czerwinski S, Demissie S, Econs M, Evans D, Farber C, Gautvik K, Harris T, Kammerer C, Kemp J, Koller DL, Kung A, Lawlor D, Lee M, Lorentzon M, McGuigan F, Medina-Gomez C, Mitchell B, Newman A, Nielson C, Ohlsson C, Peacock M, Reppe S, Richards JB, Robbins J, Sigurdsson G, Spector TD, Stefansson K, Streeten E, Styrkarsdottir U, Tobias J, Trajanoska K, Uitterlinden A, Vandenput L, Wilson SG, Yerges-Armstrong L, Young M, Zillikens MC, Rivadeneira F, Kiel DP, Karasik D. Meta-Analysis of Genomewide Association Studies Reveals Genetic Variants for Hip Bone Geometry. J Bone Miner Res. 2019 Jul; 34(7):1284-1296.
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  13. Cawthon PM, Travison TG, Manini TM, Patel S, Pencina KM, Fielding RA, Magaziner JM, Newman AB, Brown T, Kiel DP, Cummings SR, Shardel M, Guralnik J, Woodhouse LJ, Pahor M, Binder E, D'Agostino RB, Xue QL, Orwoll E, Landi F, Orwig D, Schaap L, Latham N NK, Hirani V, Kwok T, Pereira S, Rooks D, Kashiwa M, Torres-Gonzalez M, Menetski JP, Correa-De-Araujo R, Bhasin S. Establishing the Link Between Lean Mass and Grip Strength Cut-points With Mobility Disability and Other Health Outcomes: Proceedings of the Sarcopenia Definition and Outcomes Consortium Conference. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 Mar 14.
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  14. Duarte S, Hoang T, Ewing SK, Cawthon PM, Cummings S, Stone KL, Cauley JA, Bauer DC, Hillier TA, Yaffe K. Glycated Peptide Levels Are Associated With Cognitive Decline Among Nondiabetic Older Women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 Feb 15; 74(3):396-399.
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  15. Karasik D, Zillikens MC, Hsu YH, Aghdassi A, Akesson K, Amin N, Barroso I, Bennett DA, Bertram L, Bochud M, Borecki IB, Broer L, Buchman AS, Byberg L, Campbell H, Campos-Obando N, Cauley JA, Cawthon PM, Chambers JC, Chen Z, Cho NH, Choi HJ, Chou WC, Cummings SR, de Groot LCPGM, De Jager PL, Demuth I, Diatchenko L, Econs MJ, Eiriksdottir G, Enneman AW, Eriksson J, Eriksson JG, Estrada K, Evans DS, Feitosa MF, Fu M, Gieger C, Grallert H, Gudnason V, Lenore LJ, Hayward C, Hofman A, Homuth G, Huffman KM, Husted LB, Illig T, Ingelsson E, Ittermann T, Jansson JO, Johnson T, Biffar R, Jordan JM, Jula A, Karlsson M, Khaw KT, Kilpeläinen TO, Klopp N, Kloth JSL, Koller DL, Kooner JS, Kraus WE, Kritchevsky S, Kutalik Z, Kuulasmaa T, Kuusisto J, Laakso M, Lahti J, Lang T, Langdahl BL, Lerch MM, Lewis JR, Lill C, Lind L, Lindgren C, Liu Y, Livshits G, Ljunggren Ö, Loos RJF, Lorentzon M, Luan J, Luben RN, Malkin I, McGuigan FE, Medina-Gomez C, Meitinger T, Melhus H, Mellström D, Michaëlsson K, Mitchell BD, Morris AP, Mosekilde L, Nethander M, Newman AB, O'Connell JR, Oostra BA, Orwoll ES, Palotie A, Peacock M, Perola M, Peters A, Prince RL, Psaty BM, Räikkönen K, Ralston SH, Ripatti S, Rivadeneira F, Robbins JA, Rotter JI, Rudan I, Salomaa V, Satterfield S, Schipf S, Shin CS, Smith AV, Smith SB, Soranzo N, Spector TD, Stancáková A, Stefansson K, Steinhagen-Thiessen E, Stolk L, Streeten EA, Styrkarsdottir U, Swart KMA, Thompson P, Thomson CA, Thorleifsson G, Thorsteinsdottir U, Tikkanen E, Tranah GJ, Uitterlinden AG, van Duijn CM, van Schoor NM, Vandenput L, Vollenweider P, Völzke H, Wactawski-Wende J, Walker M, J Wareham N, Waterworth D, Weedon MN, Wichmann HE, Widen E, Williams FMK, Wilson JF, Wright NC, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Yu L, Zhang W, Zhao JH, Zhou Y, Nielson CM, Harris TB, Demissie S, Kiel DP, Ohlsson C. Disentangling the genetics of lean mass. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 02 01; 109(2):276-287.
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  16. Vaz Fragoso CA, Manini TM, Kairalla JA, Buford TW, Hsu FC, Gill TM, Kritchevsky SB, McDermott MM, Sanders JL, Cummings SR, Tranah GJ. Mitochondrial DNA variants and pulmonary function in older persons. Exp Gerontol. 2019 01; 115:96-103.
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  17. Baird DA, Evans DS, Kamanu FK, Gregory JS, Saunders FR, Giuraniuc CV, Barr RJ, Aspden RM, Jenkins D, Kiel DP, Orwoll ES, Cummings SR, Lane NE, Mullin BH, Williams FM, Richards JB, Wilson SG, Spector TD, Faber BG, Lawlor DA, Grundberg E, Ohlsson C, Pettersson-Kymmer U, Capellini TD, Richard D, Beck TJ, Evans DM, Paternoster L, Karasik D, Tobias JH. Identification of Novel Loci Associated With Hip Shape: A Meta-Analysis of Genomewide Association Studies. J Bone Miner Res. 2019 Feb; 34(2):241-251.
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  18. Manini TM, Buford TW, Kairalla JA, McDermott MM, Vaz Fragoso CA, Fielding RA, Hsu FC, Johannsen N, Kritchevsky S, Harris TB, Newman AB, Cummings SR, King AC, Pahor M, Santanasto AJ, Tranah GJ. Meta-analysis identifies mitochondrial DNA sequence variants associated with walking speed. Geroscience. 2018 12; 40(5-6):497-511.
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  19. LeBlanc ES, Rizzo JH, Pedula KL, Yaffe K, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Cawthon PM, Cummings SR, Hillier TA. Long-Term Weight Trajectory and Risk of Hip Fracture, Falls, Impaired Physical Function, and Death. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 10; 66(10):1972-1979.
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  20. Tranah GJ, Katzman SM, Lauterjung K, Yaffe K, Manini TM, Kritchevsky S, Newman AB, Harris TB, Cummings SR. Mitochondrial DNA m.3243A?>?G heteroplasmy affects multiple aging phenotypes and risk of mortality. Sci Rep. 2018 08 08; 8(1):11887.
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