Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Amit Verma, M.D.

Amit Verma, M.D.


Amit Verma, M.D.

Amit Verma, M.D.

Associate Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Director, Neurophysiology and Sleep Disorders, Department of Neurology
Methodist Neurologic Institute
Medical Director, Sleep Disorders Center
The Methodist Hospital

E-mail: averma@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-3970


Education

M.D.   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S) Government Medical College, Amritsar, India

Postdoctoral Training

Residency, Internal Medicine, Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
Residency, Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Chief Resident, Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Fellow, Clinical Neurophysiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

 

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 the 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.

Major Areas of Research

Sleep apnea, epilepsy, seizures, neurology

Recent Publications

Dulay MF, York MK, Soety EM, Hamilton WJ, Mizrahi EM, Goldsmith IL, Verma A, Grossman RG, Yoshor D, Armstrong DD, Levin HS. (2006) Memory, emotional and vocational impairments before and after anterior temporal lobectomy for complex partial seizures. Epilepsia 47:1922-30.

Verma A and Radtke RA. (2006) EEG of partial seizures. J Clin Neurophysiol 23:333-339.

Kawai M, Goldsmith IL, Verma A. (2006) Differential effects of right and left hemispheric seizure onset in medically refractory partial seizures. Neurology 66:1279-80.

Richards K, Smith M, Verma A. (2005) Continued use of zonisamide following the development of renal calculi. Neurology 64:763-4.

Verma A, Lewis D, VanLandingham KE, Husain AM, Friedman AH, Thompson E, Radtke RA. (2001) Lateralized seizure termination: relationship to outcome following anterior temporal lobectomy. Epilepsy Res 47:9-15.