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Neurology with Special Qualification in Child NeurologyPediatrics
MD, Prince of Wales Medical College Patna, India
Hurley Medical Center Flint, MI Children's Hospital of Michigan Detroit, MI
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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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.
Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 40
Dr. Varma is a very caring doctor and is concerned about the health and well being of my daughter
The doctor was so kind and respectful to my daughter. He asked her questions and listened to her answers.
The neurologist my son saw was very dismissive of his symptoms and offered no real answers. We have seeked medical treatment elsewhere.
Everything went well as expected by Dr. Varma's staff. Treated with care and understanding.
He's a wonderful doctor
The wait for this check up was longer than expected. We didn't encounter this the last time, so guessing maybe an emergency happened
loved the doctor and his nose. couldn't say enough good things about either one. loved that they took the time to make her feel comfortable and to listen. it was also nice they left her try to explain why she was there. I would highly recommend him to anyone. More doctors should be like him and show the compassion and knoweldge as he did.
The process was smooth and easy. Everything was good.
I love that the dr spoke directly to my child asking her questions rather than depending on me to answer for her. my daughter also appreciated the opportunity to speak for herself and felt that the dr really listened to her and was very kind.
Dr. Varma and nurse Melanie, were a wonderful team. Very very thorough, organized and kind.
very nice physician and staff
I felt the doctors listened and cared about my child. they took the time to explain things to use and ordered much needed tests. only negative comment was wait time. we didn't see the doctor until 45 min after our appointment time.
great bedside manner
love this dr !
it was an excellent visit.
Dr was kind and explained things to myself and my daughter in a way that was clear and easy to understand.
excellent. we felt very comfortable with the doctor and nurse. he was wonderful with my son
very patient and understanding with my daughter
Dr Varma was wonderful-great with Sophie. Receptionist appeared overwhelmed
Always a good experience.
very happy with care received
We had to drive over 2 hours for the visit and we made sure we were early. We waited for over 30 minutes to be taken back to a room but once there. Staff were friendly and courteous, however, could have explained that things were running behind instead of not saying anything at all.
Dr. Varma and the staff at UPMC have always taken good care of us.
Dr. Varma and his nurse were very thorough and took their time with our daughter and answering our questions. thanks
Dr. Varma and staff are wonderful. We are very pleased with the care my daughter received.
Dr. Varma was excellent with my very shy 3 year old.
My daughter was very nervous going into this appointment and this provider was so patient. We ended the appointment with a smile!
everyone was very polite and considerate
Dr. Varma was amazing. my child does not notmally respond well with new people & he was very comfortable with the doctor. I fel extremely comfortable & at ease with Dr. Varma.
TREMENDOUS STAFF. MADE MY SON FEEL SAFE AND DR RELIEVED HIS CONCERNS. WONDERFUL TO MY SON AND I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL.
Dr Varma is the best doctor ever
Dr. Varma was very kind and knowledgeable. My child and I felt very much at ease during our visit with him. He listened to all of my concerns/comments and spoke to us in a way that was easy to follow.
was not happy that the dr literally saw my son 1 hr after his scheduled appointment time.. to the minute...
Dr. Varma was exceptional. He was put on this earth to treat children. God truly blessed us with putting Dr. Varma in our life.
dr Varma and the staff are amazing!!! extremly helpful! extremely kind!!
they were very nice
The nurses did a fantastic job, but Dr. Varma even though he did his job in evaluating my son and then ordering the tests that he needed, was not friendly, was cold and distant. He asked me if I had any questions and then when I asked him about what could have caused my son's seizure, he acted a bit arrogant and said " that is why we are doing tests" in a condescending tone and left the room as if my work here was done. He did not like my question at all. As a parent of an non verbal autistic child, I have a lot of concerns about my son's care under this new scenario of seizures. Again he did his job but he needs to work on his treatment of the parents. He needs to be friendly and approachable.
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