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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: 46
we love Dr Varma the only complaint is the wait time yesterday our appointment was at 10:10 got in to see him at 11:20. for a special needs child that is a long time.
Dr. Varma is great. My 4 year old loves him. Hes so kind and caring. I'm thankful he is my sons peds neurologist. Dr. Varma and his staff (NP, Nurses etc) are all great and work well together.
Everyone in the office was very informative and helpful with our situation.
Dr. Varma is very caring and easy to talk to. He has a great bedside manner.
The doctor is wonderful
The wait this time was way to long...was ready to leave
good. I'm pleased.
Dr.Varma and Miss Costa was wonderful. They took their time with collecting information, assessing, planning, and answering questions.
we love dr. Varma and we are so grateful for his attention and care to our son.
very thorough evaluation and care provided
The wait for this visit was too long.
the dr my son had for his headaches was wonderful he provided the information we needed to treat and prevent them so he can be better without having to worry us something else was wrong besides headaches
they did excellent explaining everything to me answered every question I had asked.
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 !
Dr was kind and explained things to myself and my daughter in a way that was clear and easy to understand.
it was an excellent visit.
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.
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