Dr. Nikhil Verma specializes in treatment of the shoulder, elbow, and knee with an emphasis on advanced arthroscopic reconstructive techniques of the shoulder, shoulder replacement, knee ligament reconstruction and articular cartilage reconstruction, and meniscal transplantation.

Dr. Verma maintains an active clinical practice and serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Bulls, and Nazareth Academy. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Verma is actively involved in orthopedic research with interests in basic science, biomechanics and clinical outcomes, and has received funding for his work from Major League Baseball.

Additionally, Dr. Verma serves as Associate Editor of the Arthroscopy Journal and on the editorial board of the Journal of Knee Surgery. 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.


  • MD – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency – Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
  • Fellowship – Hospital for Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service
  • Board Certification – Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Specialization:

  • Orthopaedic sports medicine
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization
  • Elbow ligament reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction
  • Cartilage restoration

Clinic Information:
Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center
1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612

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