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
  • Associate Professor — Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • Director — University Voice and Swallowing Center
  • Assistant Dean, Clinical Affairs — UCI School of Medicine
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Doctors in America® (Otolaryngology) — 2011-2014
  • UCI Health ARISE Award for innovation — 2014
  • UCI School of Medicine iPad Innovation pilot program winner — 2014
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2017-2020
More Information

Dr. Sunil P. Verma is a board-certified UCI Health otolaryngologist and head-and-neck surgeon. Fellowship-trained in laryngology, he is an expert in the management of voice, swallowing and breathing conditions. He is the director of the UCI Health University Voice and Swallowing Center.

Verma is an expert in the management of complex laryngeal conditions including vocal cord paralysis, airway stenosis and Zenker’s Diverticulum. In addition to performing state-of-the-art physical examination, he performs minimally invasive outpatient procedures such as laser surgery and laryngeal botox and vocal fold injections. He has advanced training in laser surgery for laryngeal and throat cancer that preserves a patient's function and voice. He specializes in caring for singers, actors, lawyers, teachers and others who rely on their voice for professional reasons. He also is a member of the Digestive Health Institute's esophageal disease services team.

He received his medical degree at Keck School of Medicine at USC in Los Angeles, followed by an internship in general surgery and a residency in otolaryngology at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Next, he completed a fellowship in laryngology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wis.

Verma has presented his research at numerous national and international conferences, and 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. He also serves as assistant dean of clinical affairs for the UCI School of Medicine.

He sees patients at UCI Medical Center's Pavilion 2 in Orange and at UCI Health University Head and Neck Surgeons in Irvine.


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