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Ravi Verma, MD, MBA – Spine Specialist

About Dr. Verma

Dr. Ravi Verma is a board eligible orthopaedic spine surgeon. He was born and raised in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

Dr. Verma earned his medical degree from Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School through the highly competitive seven-year medical program with The College of New Jersey. He was one of 12 people selected from a pool of over 400 candidates for this program.

He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at New York Medical College (NYMC). While at NYMC, a busy Level 1 regional trauma referral center, he was actively involved in treating patients with orthopaedic and spine high-energy trauma injuries.

Dr. Verma completed a spine surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery, ranked the top orthopaedic hospital in the country for the past 10 years. While at HSS, Dr. Verma learned expert techniques in treating spine patients with minimally invasive surgery, scoliosis correction surgery, motion-sparing (nonfusion) spine surgery with artificial disc replacement and using non-narcotic pathways for spine surgery patients.  Dr. Verma also treated patients at New York Presbyterian-Cornell and spine oncology patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Throughout his education and training, Dr. Verma has maintained a strong interest in researching topics that will benefit his patients. At Rutgers, he was awarded the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society Medical Student Research Award for his work on the role of diabetes in orthopaedic fracture healing. While at NYMC, he studied the effects of hematomas in the spine of polytrauma patients, research for which he won the best clinical paper.

In addition, Dr. Verma did extensive research on spine deformity (scoliosis), minimally invasive spine surgery, motion preservation (artificial disc replacement) and the use of non-narcotic pathways in spine surgery. He was one of 10 fellows selected to present his research at the HSS Research Symposium.

Dr. Verma also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Certificate in Health Sector Management from Duke University. In addition to an extensive list of publications and presentations on spinal conditions and surgical procedures, his distinguished career includes these honors:

  • New York Medical College (NYMC) – Louis Del Guercio Research Day – 1st place – Best Clinical Paper
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Student Research Recognition Award
  • NJMS Alumni Association Scholarship

Hospital Affiliations

  • CentraState Medical Center
  • Hackensack Meridian Health – Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • RWJ Barnabas Health – New Brunswick
  • RWJ Barnabas Health – Somerset
  • Surgical Institute
  • University Center for Ambulatory Surgery (UCAS)

Selected Publications

Outcomes after Minimally Invasive versus Open Lumbar Fusion within an Enhanced Recovery Pathway: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis of Prospectively Collected Data
Verma, R., MD, MBA, Wetmore, D., MD, Qureshi, S., MD, MBA, Soffin, E., MD, PhD.
Status: Podium presentation at the HSS Annual Fellows Research Presentations – New York, NY in June 2019.

Artificial disc replacement in spine surgery.
Othman, Y, BS, Verma, R., MD MBA, Qureshi, S., MD MBA.
Annals of Translational Medicine. October 2019.

Improvement in Back and Leg Pain and Disability Following Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Study of 324 Patients with 2-year Follow-up and the Impact of Surgery on Patient-reported Outcomes.
Verma, R., MD MBA, Lafage, R., PhD, Scheer, J., BS, Smith, J., MD, PhD, Passias, P., MD, Hostin, R., MD, Ames, C., MD, Mundis, G., MD, Douglas, B., MD, Kim, H., MD, Bess, S., MD, Kleinberg, E., MD, Schwab, F., MD, Lafage, V., PhD, and the International Spine Study Group.
Spine. 2019 Feb 15; 44(4):263-269.

Post-traumatic Cervical Spine Epidural Hematoma: Incidence and Risk Factors.
Ricart, P., MD MS, Verma, R., MD MBA, Fineberg, S., MD, Fink, K., MD, Lucas, P., PhD, Asprinio, D., MD, Amorosa, L., MD.
Injury. 2017; 48 (11), 2529-2533.

The Incidence and Associated Risk Factors of Thoraco-Lumbar Epidural Hematoma Following Adult Trauma
Verma, R., MD, MBA, Ricart, P., MD MS, Fineberg, S., MD, Fink, K., MD, Patel, N., MD, Gross, J., MD, Lucas, P., PhD, Asprinio, D., MD, Amorosa, L., MD.
Status:
Podium presentation at the AAOS Annual Meeting 2017.
Podium presentation at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting 2017.
Podium presentation at the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting 2017.
Poster accepted at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting 2017.

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