Dr. Verma specializes in treatment of the shoulder, elbow and knee with an emphasis on advanced arthroscopic reconstructive techniques of the shoulder, shoulder replacement, knee ligament reconstruction and articular cartilage reconstruction and meniscal transplantation.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Verma completed his orthopedic residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. While in New York, he served as an assistant team physician for the St. John's University Athletic Department. He also received specialized training in treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders in the overhead throwing athlete.
Currently, Dr. Verma maintains an active clinical practice performing over 500 procedures per year. He is Director of the Division of Sports Medicine and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. In addition, he serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls, and Nazareth Academy. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Verma is actively involved in orthopedic research with interests in basic science, biomechanics and clinical outcomes, and has recently received funding for his work from Major League Baseball. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts in major orthopedic and sports medicine journals, numerous book chapters, and routinely serves as teaching faculty for orthopedic courses on advanced surgical techniques. He frequently serves as an invited speaker or guest surgeon for national and international orthopedic sports medicine meetings.
On the academic front, Dr. Verma serves as Associate Editor of the Arthroscopy Journal, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Knee Surgery. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Major League Baseball Team Physician Association, and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has been elected by his peers to "Best Doctors in America" every year since 2007.
Dr. Verma has agreements regarding the development and licensing of certain sports medicine implants and instruments for which he receives payment from manufacturers. He also has consulting agreements with Smith and Nephew Endoscopy and Arthrosurface. In addition, he receives research support from multiple companies within the orthopedic industry. Additional information regarding these relationships, manufacturers, devices and instruments will be provided upon request.
Dr. Nikhil Verma was voted among the top 10-15% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S.News & World Report and Castle Connolly. The Top Doctors list is widely regarded as a high-quality reference guide to the medical profession.
Shoulder, Elbow, Knee
Total shoulder replacement
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization
Elbow ligament reconstruction
Arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction
Rotator cuff healing
Knee ligament reconstruction
Clinical Support Staff
Arconia Jackson (AA)
Michele Ress (SEC)
Katie Gross (PA)
Brendan Sweeney (PA)
Evelina DeAvila (MA)
Paria Mirmonsef (CRC)
Education / Certifications
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, New York, NY
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