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MD, Prince of Wales Medical College Patna, India
Children's Hospital of Michigan Detroit, MI Hurley Medical Center Flint, MI
University of Pittsburgh Medical School Pittsburgh, PA
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
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Rajiv Varma, MD, serves full-time as clinical director in the Division of Child Neurology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. After earning a medical degree in India's Prince of Wales Medical College, Dr. Varma traveled to England where he served as senior house officer in Royal Gwent Hospital. Dr. Varma then left England for the United States, and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Hurley Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Michigan. In 1980, Dr. Varma came to Pittsburgh as a pediatric neurology fellow at UPMC and Children's.
Prior to joining Children's, Dr. Varma was Chief, Division of Child Neurology and Vice-chairman of Pediatrics at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Varma's certifications are in Pediatrics and in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology.
A member of ten professional and scientific societies, Dr. Varma has been particularly active in the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and in Organized Medicine.
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Total Comments: 12
I felt very confident, at ease and Dr. Varma answered every question I have related to my daughter's health.
We were very impressed with Dr. Varma. I feel that his interaction with my child, was one of the best I've experienced!
My son liked this physician very much, he was nice and I feel he gave him a good exam.
Dr Varma is very friendly and made us all comfortable
Dr. Varma is phenomenal! His team is terrific, too.
Wonderful initial visit. Well pleased
best care anybody could ask for! will not go any where else for her care
We always have a good experience.
This was my first meeting with a neurologist about a chronic condition that my child is experiencing, but she was also under the care of a GI doctor. Neither doctor has explained very much about her tentative diagnosis - everything I know I've learned from researching it myself. You spend more time discussing the issues with the nurses at UPMC than the doctors, who spend about 10 minutes with the patient and do not convey enough relevant information. I have no idea about the plan of action for her condition after the test results come in, again, except for referring to internet sources. I leave every appt. with a specialist completely frustrated. And overall, it takes a ridiculously long time for follow-up visits. My child is dealing with a chronic condition - she is missing too much school and our lives are completely disrupted. Three months is a long time to wait for the next steps.
Our regular pediatrician is amazing. Dr. Varma treated me like I was an idiot. He asked if I had any questions and when I asked, he laughed at me and did not answer them. I left the visit with more questions and not feeling satisfied at all. I was very disappointed with this visit and would like to find a Dr. that will not talk down to me and one that could answer my very simple questions.
waiting time in a doctor office is awefully long.
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