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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.
  • D.P.M., Diploma in Psychological Medicine, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience, Bangalore, India
  • M.B.B.S., Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Ranchi University, India
  • Intermediate Science, Wilson College, Bombay University

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.

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