Dr. Nikhil Verma Named Head Team Physician for Chicago White Sox
Nikhil N. Verma, MD, sports medicine physician with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR), has been named head team physician for the Chicago White Sox. Dr. Verma will take over the reins for Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, who was head team physician since 2003 and is stepping down to assume the roles as incoming president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, AOSSM, and board member of Rush Health.
“Like Dr. Bush-Joseph, Dr. Verma has a great reputation in the sports medicine industry,” said Herm Schneider, Head Athletic Trainer for the Chicago White Sox.
“In addition to his strong background in research and academics, his clinical practice focuses on providing quality orthopedic care for athletes. These skills, complemented by his calm, caring demeanor, make him a strong leader of our medical team.”
Dr. Verma is Director of the Division of Sports Medicine for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. He is also Fellowship Director for Sports Medicine, overseeing the training of 5 Rush sports medicine fellows, as well as Professor and Director of Clinical Research for the Sports Medicine Section at Rush University Medical Center.
Dr. Verma has received national recognition for his treatment of shoulder, elbow, and knee conditions using advanced and innovative surgical techniques. He performs more than 600 surgical procedures annually, in addition to serving as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, and Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park.
His clinical practice is complemented by his distinguished work in research and academic medicine. Dr. Verma has written many book chapters and more than 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts that have been published in orthopedic and sports medicine journals. He is often an invited speaker or guest surgeon for national and international sports medicine conferences.