Sunil P Verma

Sunil P. Verma, MD



Clinical Interests

Care of the professional voice, Chronic cough, laryngopharyngeal reflux, Chronic sore throat, throat pain, Cricopharyngeal spasm, difficulty swallowing, Disorders of voice swallowing and breathing, Dysphagia, Zenker's diverticulum, Hoarseness

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  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
Medical School
USC School of Medicine
LAC/USC Medical CenterGeneral Surgery
LAC/USC Medical CenterOtolaryngology
University of WisconsinLaryngology
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Director, University Voice and Swallowing Center
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Doctors in America® (Otolaryngology) — 2011-2014
  • UCI Health ARISE Award for innovation — 2014
  • UC Irvine School of Medicine iPad Innovation pilot program winner — 2014
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2017-2020
More Information

Dr. Sunil P. Verma, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist and head-and-neck surgeon. Additional subspecialty training in laryngology gives him unique qualifications to manage and treat disorders of the throat, including voice, swallowing and breathing conditions. He is director of the UCI Health University Voice and Swallowing Center.

In addition to managing common ear, nose and throat conditions and diseases of the larynx, Verma also performs minimally invasive outpatient procedures such as laser surgery, esophagoscopy and vocal fold injections. He has advanced training in laser surgery for laryngeal and throat cancer that preserves a patient's voice. He also specializes in caring for singers, actors, lawyers, teachers and others who rely on their voices for professional reasons.

Verma also is a member of the esophageal disease services team.

Verma has presented his research at numerous national and regional meetings, has appeared on national TV many times and has designed otolaryngology courses for medical students, resident physicians, primary care physicians and other ear, nose and throat specialists. 

Academic Profile

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Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Chronic cough
  • Disorders of the parotid gland
  • Dysphagia management
  • Dyspnea
  • Ear infections: What to look for and how to manage them
  • Emergency airway management
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Head and neck anatomy
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Head and neck trauma
  • Hearing aids
  • Hearing loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Laryngectomy
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Nasal polyposis
  • Outpatient otolaryngology surgery
  • Oral cancer
  • Oropharyngeal cancer
  • Otitis media
  • Parathyroid disorders
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Respiratory papillomatosis
  • Salivary gland lesions
  • Sinonasal cancer
  • Sinus surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Throat cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Tracheotomy
  • Voice disorders
  • Zenker diverticulum

UCI Health University Head and Neck Surgeons
250 E. Yale Loop, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92604
Phone: 949-225-6300
Fax: 949-225-6303
UCI Health Ear, Nose & Throat Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 2, Bldg. 30A
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7017
Fax: 855-854-5414