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Sunil Verma

Sunil Verma, MD

Associate Professor


Department: Psychiatry

Practices: Drexel Psychiatry

Specialties: Chronic Pain Management, Psychiatry

Education

  • MRCPsych, Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, U.K.
  • Diploma in Psychological Medicine - National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience, Bangalore, India
  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) - Ranchi University, India
  • Intermediate Science - Wilson College, Bombay University

Awards & Honors

  • Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, Class of 2020 (2018)

Dr. Sunil Verma, director of the Division of Consultation Psychiatry, is board certified in psychiatry, with expertise in adult consultation psychiatry.

Contact Information: For hospital consultation requests: 215-762-7892; for outpatient evaluation and treatment: 215-762-4494.

Additional Education and Training

  • Psychiatry Residency (Alcohol & Substance Abuse) - St. Mary's Hospital, London, U.K.; Geriatric Psychiatry, St. Charles Hospital, London, U.K.
  • General Psychiatry Residency - Central Middlesex Hospital, London, U.K.
  • Psychiatry Residency - Bedford General Hospital, Bedford, U.K.
  • Psychiatry Residency - Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, India
  • Psychiatry Residency - National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
  • Psychiatry Residency - Telco Hospital, Jamshedpur, India
  • Medicine Residency - Telco Hospital, Jamshedpur, India

Clinical Services

Personality disorders, Chronic pain, Consultation liaison psychiatry

Fellowships

  • Forensic Psychiatry - Three Bridges Regional Secure Unit, Middlesex, U.K.

Residencies

  • Psychiatry - MCP-Hahnemann University Hospital
  • Forensic Psychiatry - St. Bernard's Hospital, Middlesex, U.K.

Sunil Verma, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is the recipient of a 2018 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Drexel MD class of 2020.

Publications

Selected Publications

"Multiple Myeloma Presenting as Secondary Mania"
Kushon DJ, Verma S, Elfatah M, Allen SF, Ogundipe K, Angelini R, Mackenzie A
Primary Psychiatry 16(11):22-24 (2009)

"Psychogenic or Epileptic Seizures? How to clinch their diagnosis."
Adetunji B, Matthews M, Williams A and Verma S
Current Psychiatry 3:11 (2004)

"Biopsychosocial Pain Medicine: Integrating Psychiatric and Behavioral Therapies in Medical Treatment" (Book Chapter)
Gallagher RM, Verma S
Neurosurgical Textbook of Pain, In Burcheil (Ed) (2003)

"The psychopharmacologic treatment of depression and anxiety in the context of chronic pain"
Verma S, Gallagher RM
Current Pain and Headache Reports 6:30-39 (2002)

"Anxiety and mood disorders" (Book Chapter)
Gallagher RM, Verma S
Psychosocial and Psychiatric Aspects of Pain: A Handbook for Health Care Providers, In Brieghtbart W, Dworkin R, IASP Press (2002)

"Evaluating and treating comorbid pain and depression"
Verma S, Gallagher RM
International Review of Psychiatry 12, 103-114 (2000)

"Chronic Pain: Sources of late life pain and risk factors for disability"
Gallagher RM, Verma S and Mossey J
Geriatrics (55) 40-45 (2000)

"Evaluating and treating comorbid pain and depression"
Verma S, Gallagher RM
International Review of Psychiatry 12, 103-114 (2000)

"Managing Pain and Co-morbid Depression"
Gallagher RM, Verma S
Seminars in Clinical Neuropsychiatry 4(3) 203-220 (1999)

Gallagher RM, Verma S
Chronic Orthopaedic Pain Syndromes in Psychiatric Care of Medical Patients, 2nd Edition (Eds. Alan Stoudemire & Donna Greenberg) Oxford University Press (1999)

"Factors Related to Psychiatric Hospitalisation for First Contact Patients"
Khanna R, Gupta N, Verma S, Khanna N
International Journal of Journal of Social Psychiatry 38(4): 293-303 (1992)

Selected Presentations

A case of "lighted squibs of fireworks"… Whose case is it anyway?
Gurmu S, Puttaiah S, Verma S, Haridas A
Poster presented at the 8th Annual Colloquium of Scholars, Philadelphia Psychiatric Society (2010)

Mania Induced by Withdrawal of Interferon
Puttaiah S, Malhotra K, Verma S
Poster presented at the 8th Annual Colloquium of Scholars, Philadelphia Psychiatric Society (2010)

Diagnostic Difficulties and Cultural Competency in Eating Disorders in non-Western populations
Ogundipe K, Floyd L, Muvvala S, Ogundipe T, Verma S, Fallon A
Poster presented at the American Psychiatric Association Meeting, San Francisco (2009)

Case Report: Multiple Myeloma Presenting as Secondary Mania
Kushon DJ, Verma S, Elfatah M, Allen SF, Ogundipe K, Angelini R
Poster presented at the 7th Annual Colloquium of Scholars, Philadelphia Psychiatric Society (2009)

Longitudinal Co-morbidity between Pain and Depression in Elderly Persons Living in a Life Care Retirement Community
Mossey J, Gallagher RM, Verma S
Poster presented at the American Pain Society Conference, San Diego (1998)

Pain Complaints in Elderly: Association with Mood, Physical Functioning and Health Care Utilization
Gallagher RM, Mossey J, Verma S
Poster presented at the American Pain Society Conference, San Diego (1998)

Electroconvulsive Therapy vs. Haloperidol in Treatment of Mania
Verma S, Bhandari S
Paper presented at III National Industrial Psychiatry Congress (1988)


Contact Information


Practice Office

Drexel Psychiatry
245 N. 15th Street
17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.8126
Fax: 215.831.6382