Dr. GR Verma is now working at Indus Super Speciality hospital, Mohali as GI surgeon. A 1977 medical graduate from KGMC Lucknow, He did Mastery of Surgery from PGI Chandigarh in 1981. After completing registrar ship at PGI and a short stint as Lecturer at Medical College & Hosp. Rohtak, He joined back PGI as Associate Prof. (Surgery) in 1986 and was promoted to Prof. of Gen.Surgery in 2002 and later as Prof. in GI Surgery in 2008. He served as Senior Prof. & HOD, Surg. Gastroenterology PGI Chd. Until March 2019. The division had been running super speciality program, M Ch. (Surg. Gastroent.) for the last thirteen years. He has approx. FORTY-TWO YEARS of clinical, teaching and research experience in surgery. His field of interest is laparoscopic surgery and Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic surgery.
Widely travelled abroad in quest of knowledge, Dr Verma has obtained training in laparoscopic and hepatobiliary & Pancreatic surgery at centres of excellence in USA, UK, Germany and Japan. A recipient of DAAD Fellowship (German Academic Exchange Fellowship), he successfully passed out Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 1999. Dr Verma was conferred Das Mohapatra Oration of A.S.I. and he delivered Brhamapur Oration in Cuttack on a new technique in pancreatic surgery. He has also conferred IAGES visiting professorship in Laparoscopic Surgery in 2003. He was awarded best video on “laparoscopic surgery in hepatic hydatid cyst. Recently He has bestowed the honour of delivering PC Dubey oration at KGMU Lucknow and Bhubaneswar orations by Odisha chapter of ASI.
Dr Verma was the pioneering surgeon in Laparoscopic surgery at PGI. He also popularized the concept of Daycare Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic cancer surgery at PGI Chandigarh. Of late he has developed a new cosmetic technique of Laparoscopic cholecystectomy called “BIKINI LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY”, which leaves the abdomen free of any scar. Original research on the efficiency of FLT PET CT scan in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic cancers was done by him the first time in India. The research was published in the International journal with high impact factor.
Dr Verma has extensive experience in teaching and training of Postgraduates in General Surgery and Super speciality of GI & HPB Surgery. He was running M.Ch. (Surg. Gastroent.) Program for more than 10 years. Many trained students are occupying important positions & Heading the Depts. in GI Surgery and General Surgery in India and abroad. He is well versed in performing all kinds of elective and Emergency GI & Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery.
Dr Verma is a former senior professor & Head of Surgical Gastroenterology at PGI Chandigarh