Dr. Amanda Verma joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology as an Assistant Professor in July, 2020.
Dr. Verma is a heart failure and cardiac transplant cardiologist specializing in the management of advanced stage heart failure and patients being considered for and who have undergone cardiac transplantation. She sees patients in the hospital and clinics in addition to performing diagnostic heart catheterizations, hemodynamic studies and biopsies. She has an interest and training in cardio-obstetrics, treating women with cardiovascular disease during all phases of pregnancy, and specifically those with or who develop heart failure. Dr. Verma closely collaborates with the cardio-obstetrics team in a multidisciplinary fashion to ensure appropriate management of patients with heart failure during and after pregnancy in addition to long-term follow-up. She also has an interest in management of heart failure in the adult congenital heart disease patient population and will be working closely working with adult congenital cardiology specialists to help co-manage complex patients.
Dr. Verma’s research focuses on heart failure in women, specifically peripartum cardiomyopathy. She is creating a database and biobank of these patients to investigate biomarkers that may predict recovery of cardiac function in patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy. She is also engaged in other heart failure/transplant projects with colleagues including a study looking at a novel antibody that may have impact on treatment of rejection in cardiac transplant patients as well as a study identifying predictors of response to certain heart failure medications. Dr. Verma welcomes trainees and learners and is eager to teach clinical practice skills to the next generation of physicians.