Treatment & Services
- Atrial Fibrillation Center
- Biventricular Pacemaker
- Cardiac Electrophysiology
- Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
- Cardiovascular Medicine
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- Catheter Ablation
- Clinical Trials
- Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
- Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
- Pacemaker Implant
- Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abnormal Heart Beats - Women
- Abnormal Heart Rhythms
- Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Atrial Flutter
- Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
- Heart Palpitations
- Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
- Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
- Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
- Supraventricular Tachycardia
- Ventricular Fibrillation
- Ventricular Tachycardia
- Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Beth Israel Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Medical Education - Boston University
Boston, MA USA
Medical Education - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA
Fellowship - St. Bartholomew's Hospital
Fellowship - Addenbrooke's Hospital
Pulmonary & Intensive Care Medicine
Residency - The General Infirmary - Leeds University
Internship - The Royal Infirmary
Medical Education - University of Edinburgh
Undergraduate - University of Oxford
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Abnormal Heart Rhythms, Long QT Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Tachycardia, Biventricular Pacemaker, Catheter Ablation, Lead Extraction, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Pacemaker Implant, Pulmonary Vein Isolation Ablation
Research & Publications
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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 3/31/2022, Dr. Varma has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Varma receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Impulse Dynamics
- St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
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30 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
2 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021
Dr. Varma and Dr. Cho are excellent. Very glad I chose Cleveland Clinic. I got more information during my visit than I ever did at Parkview!
Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021
In comparison to what I have been accustomed to this was a great experience and even though I drove over 500 miles from TN, I was glad that I did. A special thanks to Dr Wassif for opening additional doors at the clinic for me.
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