Dr. Shaila Verma MD

Dr Pai -Verma began her medical career at Pennsylvania Hospital/University of Pennsylvania Health System in 1996 as a resident in internal medicine. In 2000, after completing her medical training, she began practice in Chicago at a hospital-based suburban medical group. During her time at the Gunnar Medical Group, she was awarded a certificate of recognition for a resident teaching program from the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago in 2005 and in 2006.

She joined Rush University Medical Center in 2009 as clinical faculty and served as medical director of Internal Medicine at Rush until 2019. She is board certified in internal medicine and was inducted as a Fellow by the American College of Physicians in 2015.  She is an active member of the medical staff at Rush University Medical Center.

Dr Pai-Verma’s approach to primary care medicine begins with building a personal profile of the patient, understanding all aspects of their life and health care needs.  She then develops a highly-individualized approach that incorporates both evidence-based multi-modal disease management while supplementing with an integrative approach to disease management when appropriate. From a long-term perspective, Dr. Pai-Verma’s goal is to outline a longitudinal health care plan for her patients physical and emotional well-being.

A resident of Chicago for the past 20 yrs, Dr Pai-Verma lives in the Bucktown neighborhood with her husband, three boys and her dog, Hamilton.  She enjoys reading, art, cooking , travel and exercise. An active community member ,she volunteers at her children’s school and serves on the board of Commit2Change, an organization supporting education for orphaned girls in India.

Dr. Pai -Verma has relationships with the best specialists in Chicago and, when required, will refer you for treatment.  She believes that as your primary health care provider, communication with specialists is key, and she will work with you to make sure you understand all treatment options and recommendations in order to help you make the best individual decisions based on your overall health and needs.