Sumit Verma, MD, a Pediatric Neurologist, serves as Medical Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic and Director of the EMG Laboratory at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He is also as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Verma received his medical training in India, earning a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, and his doctorate in pediatrics from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh. He was awarded a DNB in pediatrics from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. He completed residencies in the U.S. in pediatrics, child neurology and clinical neurophysiology. His main areas of clinical research are in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and myasthenic syndrome. He has organized various workshops for his peers, including a conference on pediatric neuromuscular disease for the 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 DMD 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.
Focus of Practice
Areas of Interest
- General pediatric neurology
- Muscular dystrophy
- Myasthenia gravis
- Pediatric EMG and EEG
- Pediatric neuromuscular disorders
Research & Publications
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.