Amit Verma, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Associate Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Residency, Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Verma completed his undergraduate and medical education in Amritsar, India, after which he came to the US for his residency and fellowship. He trained at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX and performed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Duke University Medical Center. Upon completion of his fellowship at Duke, Dr. Verma returned to Baylor College of Medicine as an assistant professor in the Peter Kellaway Section of Neurophysiology in the Department of Neurology. His research at Baylor focused on brainwave changes during epileptic seizures for the development of new diagnostic and treatment strategies. He joined Houston Methodist Hospital in 2007 as director of the Sleep Disorders Center. In addition to his clinical responsibilities and robust research program, Dr. Verma is an active member of several national and local societies and has been director of the adult epilepsy camp sponsored by the Epilepsy Society of America since 2001.

Description of Research

Dr. Verma’s research focuses on understanding the factors that influence the outcome of epilepsy surgery with the goal to develop methods for improving the outcome. He is very interested in quality of life issues in epilepsy patients and treatment options for patients with medically intractable epilepsy. A second key focus area is the understanding of the pathophysiology and development of treatment options for patients with sleep disorders.

Areas Of Expertise

Sleep apnea Epilepsy Seizures Neurology
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , Duke University Medical Center
Residency , Baylor College of Medicine
Internship , Westchester County Medical Center
MD , Government Medical College
Publications

Fractional anisotropy asymmetry and the side of seizure origin for partial onset-temporal lobe epilepsy
Li, H, Xue, Z, Dulay, MF, Verma, A, Karmonik, C, Grossman, RG & Wong, ST 2014, Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol 38, no. 6, pp. 481-489. DOI: 10.1016/j.compmedimag.2014.06.009

A graph-theoretical analysis algorithm for quantifying the transition from sensory input to motor output by an emotional stimulus
Karmonik, C , Fung, SH , Dulay, M , Verma, A & Grossman, RG 2013, . in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS., 6609765, pp. 1374-1377, 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013, Osaka, Japan, 7/3/13. DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2013.6609765

Current concepts in epilepsy surgery
Grossman, RG, Liu, CY & Verma, A 2012, Neurosurgical focus, vol 32, no. 3. DOI: 10.3171/2012.1.FOCUS1241

Outcome from therapeutic hypothermia and EEG
Kawai, M, Thapalia, U & Verma, A 2011, Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, vol 28, no. 5, pp. 483-488. DOI: 10.1097/WNP.0b013e318231bfef

Brain activation in complex partial seizures during switching from a the goal-directed task to a resting state: Comparison of fMRI maps to the default mode network
Karmonik, C , Dulay, M , Verma, A, Yen, C & Grossman, RG 2010, . in 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC10., 5627883, pp. 5685-5688, 2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC10, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 8/31/10. DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627883

Brain activation in complex partial seizures during switching from a the goal-directed task to a resting state: comparison of fMRI maps to the default mode network.
Karmonik, C , Dulay, M , Verma, A, Yen, C & Grossman, RG 2010, Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, pp. 5685-5688.

Distinguishing left or right temporal lobe epilepsy from controls using fractional anisotropy asymmetry analysis
Li, H, Xue, Z, Dulay, MF, Verma, A, Wong, S, Karmonik, C, Grossman, R & Wong, ST 2010, . in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 6326 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 6326 LNCS, pp. 219-227, 5th International Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, MIAR 2010, Beijing, China, 9/19/10. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15699-1_23

Why do we respond differently to sleep deprivation?: It's in our genes!
Verma, A & Verma, AK 2010, Neurology, vol 75, no. 17, pp. 1492-1493. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181f9630d

Cost function evaluation for the registration of clinical DTI images onto the ICBM DTI81 white matter Atlas
Karmonik, C , Dulay, M , Verma, A & Grossman, RG 2010, Technology and Health Care, vol 18, no. 2, pp. 145-156. DOI: 10.3233/THC-2010-0578

Changes in individual and group spatial and verbal learning characteristics after anterior temporal lobectomy
Dulay, MF, Levin, HS, York, MK, Li, X, Mizrahi, EM, Goldsmith, I, Verma, A, Goldman, A, Grossman, RG & Yoshor, D 2009, Epilepsia, vol 50, no. 6, pp. 1385-1395. DOI: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2008.01730.x

Predictors of individual visual memory decline after unilateral anterior temporal lobe resection
Dulay, MF, Levin, HS, York, MK, Mizrahi, EM, Verma, A, Goldsmith, I, Grossman, RG & Yoshor, D 2009, Neurology, vol 72, no. 21, pp. 1837-1842. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181a71132

Cortical resection tailored to awake, intraoperative ictal recordings and motor mapping in the treatment of intractable epilepsia partialis continua: Technical case report
Lega, BC, Wilfong, AA, Goldsmith, IL, Verma, A & Yoshor, D 2009, Neurosurgery, vol 64, no. 3 SUPPL.. DOI: 10.1227/01.NEU.0000335656.12271.A9

Memory, emotional and vocational impairments before and after anterior temporal lobectomy for complex partial seizures
Dulay, MF, York, MK, Soety, EM, Hamilton, WJ, Mizrahi, EM, Goldsmith, IL, Verma, A, Grossman, RG, Yoshor, D, Armstrong, DD & Levin, HS 2006, Epilepsia, vol 47, no. 11, pp. 1922-1930. DOI: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2006.00812.x

EEG of partial seizures
Verma, A & Radtke, R 2006, Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, vol 23, no. 4, pp. 333-339. DOI: 10.1097/01.wnp.0000228497.89734.7a

Differential effects of left and right hemispheric seizure onset on heart rate
Kawai, M, Goldsmith, IL & Verma, A 2006, Neurology, vol 66, no. 8, pp. 1279-1280. DOI: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000208519.40986.fb

Continued use of zonisamide following development of renal calculi
Richards, KC, Smith, MC & Verma, A 2005, Neurology, vol 64, no. 4, pp. 763-764.

Physiological assessment of paroxysmal dystonia secondary to subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
Ondo, WG & Verma, A 2002, Movement Disorders, vol 17, no. 1, pp. 154-157. DOI: 10.1002/mds.10005

Slow wave sleep rebound and REM rebound following the first night of treatment with CPAP for sleep apnea: Correlation with subjective improvement in sleepy quality
Verma, A, Radtke, RA, VanLandingham, KE, King, JH & Husain, AM 2001, Sleep Medicine, vol 2, no. 3, pp. 215-223. DOI: 10.1016/S1389-9457(00)00069-1

Lateralized seizure termination: Relationship to outcome following anterior temporal lobectomy
Verma, A, Lewis, D, VanLandingham, KE, Husain, AM, Friedman, AH, Thompson, E & Radtke, RA 2001, Epilepsy Research, vol 47, no. 1-2, pp. 9-15. DOI: 10.1016/S0920-1211(01)00289-3

A case of sustained massive gabapentin overdose without serious side effects
Verma, A, St. Clair, EW & Radtke, RA 1999, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, vol 21, no. 6, pp. 615-617. DOI: 10.1097/00007691-199912000-00006