Dr. Veronica Sikka is an Emergency Medicine trained and boarded physician who currently works at the Orlando VA as the Chief of the Emergency Department. She is overseeing the set up and operations of the Department and has always had a passion to help Veterans since her medical school years. Dr. Sikka is also very passionate about teaching medical students and residents and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCF School of Medicine and teaches nationally for the Emergency Medicine oral boards with the American Association of Emergency Medicine. She is also the Health Policy Director and Core Faculty at the Osceola Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency.
Dr. Sikka has always been interested in taking complex medical topics and relating to medical students, residents, and patients. This translated into her passion for media. She has worked with World News Tonight and Good Morning American at the ABC News headquarters in New York city. She has also served as the medical liaison for VCU Health System, a Level 1 Trauma Center in Richmond, Virginia where she did numerous interviews for the local television, radio, and newspapers.
Dr. Sikka is also very well published and wrote a book entitled Step UP to the Bedside for medical students preparing for the USMLE. She is also widely published and is currently working on four chapters and two articles in Emergency Medicine journals. She also reviews articles for the Journal of Emergency Medicine and Health Care Management Science. She is very involved in the community in Orlando, Florida and volunteers at Shephard’s Hope where she was recently named the Associate Medical Director.
In her spare time, Veronica and her husband, Raaj, who is a gastroenterologist in the Orlando area, love to travel, go bike riding, work out, play tennis, kayak, and cook.