Dr. Atul Verma received his MD degree from the University of Toronto and completed his residency in internal medicine and cardiology there as well. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both internal medicine and cardiology. He has also been certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular medicine & cardiac electrophysiology. He is currently an assistant professor with McGill University.
Dr. Verma specializes in cardiac electrophysiology, with practice in ablation techniques, percutaneous biventricular and basic device implantation, and in the diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmia and device problems. In particular, Dr. Verma trained at the Cleveland Clinic in the ablation of complex rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. His research interests and activities include the evaluation of novel catheter-based technologies and cardiac imaging techniques, and in clinical database research and clinical trial design, with a current focus on comparing different catheter-based ablation techniques for arrhythmia control.
He has authored or co-authored over 70 articles and abstracts on electrophysiology issues, ablation, and arrhythmia for such journals as Circulation, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart, The Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, The American Journal of Cardiology, and The Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Dr. Verma has received many honors and awards during his career including being a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Research Fellowship awardee (2003-05), which is a peer-reviewed award for two years of funding for electrophysiology research.
Dr. Verma serves on the executive of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society and has helped draft several national and international guidelines including the CCS Atrial fibrillation guidelines.