Dr I C Verma is currently the head of genetic medicine department at Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. He was earlier professor of paediatrics and genetics at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He received genetics training in UK, US and Switzerland. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), London, the American Academy of Paediatrics (FAAP), and the National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS), New Delhi.
Dr Verma has received a number of national awards – Ranbaxy Science Award, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) award, the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) award and Dr B C Roy (Medical Council of India) National Award. He is a member and vice chairman of the ethics committee of the International Human Genome Organization (HUGO) and serves as an adviser in genetics to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva, and to Roche Genetics in Basel, Switzerland.
He has been mentioned in the Limca Book of Records 2003 as a pioneer in genetics in India. He has vast experience in genetic counselling, serving about 2,000 cases with genetic problems every year, and bringing the benefits of genetics and genomics to large number of patients.
His clinical and research interests are in the management of foetal