A board certified adult psychiatrist and full-time child and adolescent psychiatrist, Shikha Verma, MD, primarily works with children and adolescents in the day treatment program and on the inpatient unit in West Allis.
Dr. Verma began her medical career at Lady Hardinge Medical College in Delhi, India, followed by residency training at Hennepin-Regions Psychiatry Program in Minnesota. She completed her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Affiliated Hospitals.
Over the years, Dr. Verma has presented on a number of behavioral health topics including the effects of trauma on children’s mental health, medication treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), hair pulling in youth and more.
Dr. Verma is actively involved in teaching medical and nursing students as well as residents and has served in a variety of medical settings, including her most recent position at Milwaukee County Behavioral Health. She is committed to research and continued education.
A member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Verma is also active with the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association of Wisconsin. She is also registered with Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to changing the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.