Mary McDermott, MD
About this Investigator
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common and chronic condition, affecting 8 million men and women in the United States that is expected to increase in prevalence as the population lives longer with chronic disease. Patients with PAD suffer from increased rates of mobility loss, functional decline, and cardiovascular events. Dr. Mary M. McDermott’s work focuses on improving health and preventing mobility loss in older, sedentary individuals including those with PAD. Her work has substantial public health importance, by identifying interventions that improve quality of life and mobility as the population survives longer with chronic diseases.