Treatment & Services
- Atrial Fibrillation Center
- Biventricular Pacemaker
- Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
- 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 - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA
Medical Education - Boston University
Boston, MA USA
Fellowship - Saint Bartholomews 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 4/17/2019, 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:
- St. Jude Medical, Inc.
- Biotronik, Inc.
- Boston Scientific Corporation
- Cryterion 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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175 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.7|
|Knows Medical History||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
13 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
Dr.varma is the best .
Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019
Everyone was very helpful and courteous . Dr Varma was very kind and explained my examination and care so I could understand it Very professional
Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019
I felt like the entire visit was rushed and that I was not heard while explaining the purpose of my 7 hour trip to be seen there. Provider may have a purpose that I am unaware of but I did not understand it nor did I understand how he will follow up with me when Cardiac monitor results come in. My surgical incision site has still not been looked at by a physician since surgery 6 weeks ago.
Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019
First of all, I was referred to Cleveland because of the expertise of the physicians and the reputation of the clinic only to be disappointed by how I was treated by Dr. Varma. He asked me what I knew about my condition, what I thought about my condition, how often I experience the symptoms. was unfamiliar with my history and medical condition. The bedside manners were very poor and he was very intimidating and would talk over me or interrupt when I would try to explain what I was experiencing to the point I left in tears. I was so pleased with everyone else at the clinic other than what I actually was sent there for..my treatment plan
Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019
Dr. Varma is an exceptional physician
Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019
I paid for a flight from Springfield, Mo, three nights in a hotel just to visit with Dr Varma. He knows his stuff and is an assert to the medical profession
Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019
Dr Varma was amazing as well. He listened to my concerns and seemed to understand the fears that I have. He used a great deal of patience with me.
Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019
I absolutely loved both Dr Varma and his nurse. Kind, caring, compassionate people.
Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019
I didn't think to ask and the Doctor didn't explain why he changed my medication.
Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019
Dr. Varma was very helpful and explained everything about my issues. He's a walking medical encyclopedia. I was honored to get to meet him.
Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019
Dr. Varma is a smart & capable man, but seemingly impatient. He explains things, but does not make much of an effort for me to understand. He obviously is better suited to being in the operating room than patient care.
Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018
Dr varna greatly needs to improve his bedside manner. He asks a question and then talks over me when I try to answer. Didn't listen to the answers. made me feel rushed to answer to express my point since he was going to talk over me and not listen. had a condescending tone. just because I asked questions he seems to think I want a heart issue when all I want is information and understanding.
Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018
Dr. Varma is Amazing!
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