DR. NIKHIL VERMAOrthopedic Surgeon

Chicago orthopedic surgeon Dr. 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. Dr. Verma puts an emphasis on:


  • Fellowship Director, Professor and Chief of Sports Medicine at Rush University Medical Center
  • Shoulder, Elbow and Knee Surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
  • Head Team Physician for Chicago White Sox & Team Physician for Chicago Bulls
  • Advanced Arthroscopic Reconstructive Techniques of Shoulder, Elbow and Knee
  • Voted Top 10-15% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S.News & World Report and Castle Connolly


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.

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. In addition to his clinical practice, 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 olbow Surgeons. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts in major orthopaedic and sports medicine journal, numerous book chapters, and routinely serves as teaching faculty for orthopedic courses on advanced surgical technique. 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 on the editorial board of the Journal of Knee Surgery as well 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 to “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 Smith and Nephew Endoscopy and Arthrosurface. 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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by tim powers on Nikhil N. Verma, MD
Shoulder replacement surgery.

I had a great experience with the entire group that Dr. Verma has, and my surgery couldn't have been any better.

by Addison Sharpe on Nikhil N. Verma, MD
Amazing results

Dr Verma came highly recommended to us. After researching his practice and reviews, we set up an initial consultation. From the first appointment, we were impressed with Dr. Verma's knowledge, skill, manner, and staff. The charges were much more reasonable than others we had researched, and we have had no complaints throughout the process. Everyone we dealt with was careful to listen to us and respond to our concerns. We highly recommend his practice.

by Simon martinez on Nikhil N. Verma, MD

I recommend Dr nikhil verma he and he's staff did a great job on my shoulder on 4/26/18 and the nurses are great. Thanks for evertything

by Philip Bertoglio on Nikhil N. Verma, MD
Highly recommend Dr. Verma and his staff

I would highly recommend Dr. Verma and his staff. I had shoulder and bicep surgery and at 51 years old this was my first surgery and I was very nervous but Dr. Verma and his staff made me very comfortable and I have nothing but good things to say about my experience.

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by Helen J Sanders on Nikhil N. Verma, MD
Dr. Verma is an Excellent Orthopedic doctor.

Dr. Verma is an Excellent Orthopedic doctor. He knows what he is doing in his area of specialty. He just needs to slow down. The wait to see him is always longer than the actual visit.
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by Cheryl on Nikhil N. Verma, MD
I’m so glad I went to see this doctor

This is a busy office so be prepared for a wait. Dr. Verma is willing to listen to your problem and offer a suitable treatment plan. His P.A. Is also excellent. I’m so glad I went to see this doctor; received a cortisone shot for ac separation and this is the most pain-free I’ve been in 3.5 months.
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by Sharon Burke on Nikhil N. Verma, MD
So glad I saw him!

Wonderful doctor. Easy to talk to. Quick responses . His staff is also wonderful. Scheduling surgery was easy. So glad I saw him!
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by Kathleen Kelly on Nikhil N. Verma, MD
He’s accessible for any & all concerns

Dr. Verma so exceeded my expectations—even knowing he’s one of the best around, (he works with the Bulls and the White Sox!) I was impressed! He’s obviously one of the best in his field, but he’s also a genuinely nice guy! It’s clear that he cares about his patients and giving each one the best possible outcome. He’s accessible for any & all concerns, so you can feel secure with the treatment plan and be an active participant in your own recovery. I can’t recommend him highly enough! Thank you!
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by Ed on Nikhil N. Verma, MD
Very good Dr. Top Notch

Very good Dr. Top Notch.. Highly recommended from start to finish they accommodate all of your troubles..
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by Kevin Smith on Nikhil N. Verma, MD
Dr Verma and his entire staff were amazing!

Both of my shoulders were in need of repair and after my first conciliation with Dr Verma I knew I was making the right choice for me. 5 years ago Dr Verma repaired my left shoulder and when it was time to fix my right shoulder Dr Verma was my only choice. I just had my right shoulder repaired in December and only a few weeks after I’m pain free and ready to start PT. Dr Verma and his entire staff were amazing!
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