Dr. Akash Verma
|MBBS (1996), MRCP (UK) (2006), FAMS (Respiratory Medicine) (2009), FRCP (Edin) (2017)
After completing MBBS, Dr Akash Verma trained at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore before obtaining his membership of Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom). Upon completion of advanced training in Respiratory Medicine and Critical Care, he was conferred a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS).
Subsequently he was awarded the Health Manpower Development Program (HMDP) fellowship and was a visiting fellow in the department of Interventional Pulmonology at Samsung Medical Centre-Seoul, Mayo Clinic-USA, and University of Chicago.
In addition to common respiratory conditions like asthma & COPD, he is a lung specialist with a Sub-specialty interest in Intensive Care Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology & lung cancer. He is trained in advanced bronchoscopy techniques of laser resection of lung tumors, silicone stent placement in the airways, pleuroscopy, EBUS-TBNA, and navigation bronchoscopy.
Up till 1 April 2020 Dr. Akash Verma was a Senior Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. He is a Visiting Consultant to Thomson Medical Centre.
Dr Akash pioneered the establishment of the service of “navigation bronchoscopy” in Singapore in 2018 as a part of improving the quality and safety of diagnostic procedures for lung cancer patients in the healthcare system. He participated in the Quality improvement project to reduce the diagnostic delays in the journey of the patients with suspected lung cancer by establishing a dedicated lung nodule clinic. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers to date and continues to have active interest in publishing and teaching.
He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Precision and Future Medicine.”