Amit Verma, MD

Professor of Clinical Neurology, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


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

Epilepsy Sleep apnea Seizures Neurology
Education & Training

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

Comment on: Failure to use new breakthrough treatments for epilepsy
Peters, JM, Becker, DA, Verma, A & Sirven, J 2023, , Epilepsia, vol. 64, no. 11, pp. 3109-3110.

Acute seizure therapies in people with epilepsy: Fact or fiction? A U.S. Perspective
Tatum, WO, Glauser, T, Peters, JM, Verma, A, Weatherspoon, S, Benbadis, S, Becker, DA, Puri, V, Smith, M, Misra, SN, Rabinowicz, AL & Carrazana, E 2023, , Epilepsy and Behavior Reports, vol. 23, 100612, pp. 100612.

Multifocal transcranial stimulation in chronic ischemic stroke: A phase 1/2a randomized trial
Chiu, D, McCane, CD, Lee, J, John, B, Nguyen, L, Butler, K, Gadhia, R, Misra, V, Volpi, JJ, Verma, A & Helekar, SA 2020, , Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, vol. 29, no. 6, 104816, pp. 104816.

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.

A graph-theoretical analysis algorithm for quantifying the transition from sensory input to motor output by an emotional stimulus
Karmonik, C, Fung, SH, Dulay, MF, Verma, A & Grossman, RG 2013, . in 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013., 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.

Current concepts in epilepsy surgery
Grossman, RG, Liu, CY & Verma, A 2012, , Neurosurgical focus, vol. 32, no. 3.

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

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.

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

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, 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC10, pp. 5685-5688, 2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC10, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 8/31/10.

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 Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality - 5th International Workshop, MIAR 2010, Proceedings. 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.

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.

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.

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. pp. ons195-ons196.

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.

EEG of partial seizures
Verma, A & Radtke, R 2006, , Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 333-339.

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.

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.

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.