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Sumit Verma, MD

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Associate Professor
Division of Neurology
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Pediatric Neurologist
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Dr. Verma received his medical training in India and completed residencies in the U.S. in pediatrics, child neurology and clinical neurophysiology. He has organized various workshops for his peers, including a conference on pediatric neuromuscular disease for Children's and Emory University. He was also an invited attendee to the Institute of Myology in Paris, France.

He has given 20 invited presentations at annual meetings and organizations, such as the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), Muscular Dystrophy Association, Child Neurology Society and American Epilepsy Society. He is the author of 30 articles, published in Arthritis Rheumatism, Clinical Pediatrics, J Clinical Neuromuscular Disease, Muscle & Nerve, and Pediatric Neurology, among other notable journals, and of two review articles, one on Duchenne muscular dystrophy for the community pediatrician and a second on evaluation of acute ataxia.

Dr. Verma is a member of the AANEM’s National Committee on Neuromuscular Updates. In addition, he belongs to the American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society, and Indian Academy of Paediatrics. In 2017, he received the Daisy Award from Children’s for initiating genetic treatment for spinal muscular atrophy. He is an invited reviewer for several esteemed journals and is on the national committee for neuromuscular disorders at AANEM.


Dr. Verma’s research interests include novel therapies and biomarkers in neurological disorders, expanding phenotype of genetic disorders, improving quality of life and addressing co-morbidities using a multidisciplinary clinic care model. His main areas of clinical research are in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and myasthenic syndrome. 

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