Shoulder, Elbow & Knee Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Nikhil Verma is an Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Doctor

  • Fellowship Director, Professor and Chief of Sports Medicine at Rush University Medical Center
  • Shoulder, Elbow and Knee Surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
  • Advanced Arthroscopic Reconstructive Techniques and Cartilage Restoration expertise
  • Voted Top 10-15% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S.News & World Report and Castle Connolly
  • Team Physician for Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and Nazareth Academy Team Physician
  • Associate Editor of the Arthroscopy Journal and Editorial Board Member of Journal of Knee Surgery  
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Dr. Nikhil Verma ~ Orthopedic Shoulder, Elbow, Knee Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist Serving Westchester, Oakbrook, Hinsdale and the Greater Chicago Area

Dr. Nikhil Verma is an orthopedic shoulder, elbow and knee surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in greater Chicago, Illinois serving Westchester, Oakbrook, Hinsdale and other surrounding communities. Offering both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for the shoulder, elbow and knee, Dr. Verma’s practice utilizes a combination of approaches designed for each patient. His specialties include advanced arthroscopic reconstructive techniques of the shoulder, total shoulder replacement, elbow ligament reconstruction, cartilage reconstruction and arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction.

In addition to his sports medicine and orthopedic practice at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and being named Professor and Director of Sports Medicine Research for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, he serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and Nazareth Academy. Dr. Verma is involved in multiple orthopedic sports medicine societies such as the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Shoulder Elbow Society. He is regularly invited to participate as teaching faculty both nationally and internationally for sports medicine orthopedic education. In addition, he frequently performs live surgical demonstrations to teach other surgeons advanced techniques. Finally, Dr Verma serves as an associate editor for the Arthroscopy journal, and on the editorial board for Orthopedics Today and the Journal of Knee Surgery.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Verma is actively involved in Orthopedic sports medicine research. He is a professor of sports medicine at Rush University Medical Center and is actively involved in the education of residents and fellows.   In addition, he serves as the Director of Sports Medicine Research for the section, supervising the clinical and basic science research that is conducted at the institution. His research interests include knee ligament reconstruction, shoulder rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability and labrum repair, and treatment of shoulder arthritis. He is actively involved in clinical trials to develop and perfect new treatment strategies to allow for faster and more complete recovery following both non-operative and surgical care of shoulder, elbow and knee conditions. More recent research interests include the application of biologic therapies such as the use of growth factors and stem cells to augment healing.

Unique Approaches for Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery with a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine, Dr. Verma is recognized for his dedication of treating a wide range of sports injuries and joint related conditions. Having trained at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, in New York, Dr. Nikhil Verma received specialized training in the treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders in the overhead throwing athlete. With an active clinical practice and an involvement in orthopedic research, Dr. Verma strives to provide treatment outcomes that help each patient return to an active, healthy lifestyle.

Compassionate Patient Care in Sports Medicine

Dr. Nikhil Verma is dedicated to the treatment of all patients regardless of how minor or complex the injury. An advocate for education, research and patient care, Dr. Verma is dedicated to helping his patients no matter if they are a professional athlete, weekend warrior or have a desire to get back to activities to remain healthy and active. Dr. Verma and his team recognize the impact of injury on all aspects of a patient’s life and well being. Their team approach is first and foremost to provide the highest level of clinical care to maximize outcome and recovery. In addition, they feel that patient education to facilitate shared decision making is critical to achieving a successful outcome. Lastly, Dr Verma and his clinical and office staff strive to provide a warm, welcoming, supportive and efficient patient experience.

Please browse through the information on our site to learn how Chicago, Illinois Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Verma and his team can help you solve your orthopedic and sports medicine conditions.