Dr. Nikhil Verma

Nationally renowned orthopedic surgeon in Chicago, IL

Chicago orthopedic surgeon Dr. Nikhil Verma specializes in the treatment of the shoulder, elbow, knee and all sports related injuries. Voted by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America” every year since 2007, Dr. Verma ensures he provides unique, quality care to each patient.

Education & Training

Ivy League Educated

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Verma completed his orthopaedic 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.

Industry Leadership

Currently, Dr. Verma maintains an active clinical practice performing over 700 procedures per year. In addition, he serves as the head team physician for the Chicago White Sox and team physician for the Chicago Bulls. Along with his clinical trial, Dr. Verma is actively involved in orthopaedic research with interests in basic science, biomechanics and clinical outcomes, and has received funding for his work from Major League Baseball, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and Association of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts in major orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic sports medicine meetings.

On the academic front, Dr. Verma serves as an editorial board member of the Arthroscopy Journal, and the Journal of Knee Surgery in addition to serving as a reviewer for multiple orthopedic journals. 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 as one of the ‘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 Arthrex, Minivasive, Orthospace and Royalty agreements with Smith and Nephew. In addition, he receives research support from multiple companies within the orthopaedic industry. Additional information regarding these relationships, manufacturers, devices and instruments will be provided upon request.

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