Rajiv R. Varma, MD

  • Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Varma’s clinical interests are in general child neurology.  His other interests include teaching Practice management, Billing and Professionalism to trainees.  He is a mentor to junior faculty and physicians in training.  

Varma is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Association of Western & Central Pennsylvania.  He has held numerous leadership positions in Organized Medicine, including President of the Allegheny County Medical Society.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow, 1990-2005
  • American Academy of Neurology, 1981
  • Child Neurology Society, 1981
  • Allegheny County Medical Society, 1985
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society, 1985-Present
    • House of Delegates, 1997-Present
    • Strategic Planning Committee, 2002-Present
    • Chair, International Medical Graduates Section, 2015-Present
  • American Medical Association, 1985-2006
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, Professional Advisory Board, 1984
  • Mitochondrial Medicine Society, 1992
  • United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, 1992
  • Pittsburgh Pediatric Society, Director, 1999-2005

Education & Training

  • MBBS, Price of Wales Medical College (Patna, India), 1974
  • Rotating Internship, Patna Medical College Hospital, 1974-1975
  • DCH, Patna University, 1977
  • Senior House Officer, Pediatrics, Royal Gwent Hospital (United Kingdom), 1977-1978
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Hurley Medical Center, 1978-1979
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan, 1979-1980
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1980-1983

Selected Publications

Varma, M.M., Varma, R.R.; Johansen, N, A.; et  al.  Long Term Effects of Vasectomy of Pituitary – Gonadal Function in Man.  Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, May, 1977.

Varma. RR.; Crumrine, PK, Bergman, I, etal.  Childhood Oligodendrogliomas Presenting with Seizures and Low Density Lesions on Computed Tomography.  Neurology, June, 1983.

Brent, D.A., Crumrine, PK, Varma, RR, Etal.  Phenobarbital Treatment and Major Depressive Disorders in Children with Epilepsy, Pediatrics, 1987.

Brent, DA, Crumrine, PK, Varma, RR, etal.  Phenobarbital Treatment and Major Depressive Disorders      in Children with Epilepsy – a Naturalistic Follow up Study.  Pediatrics, 1987.

Varma, RR.  Febrile Seizures.  Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 2002.

Academic and Research Interests

  • Seizure