Vikas V. Varma, M.D. | BIO
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
- Spinal Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Cervical and Lumbar Surgery
- Spinal Deformity Surgery
- Revision Spine Surgery
Dr. Varma is an assistant Clinical Professor of Spine Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and then attended medical school at The University of Maryland. He then went on to The University of Connecticut for a 5-year residency in Orthopaedic Surgery.
After serving as Chief Resident, he completed a year of Sports Medicine treating Division I college and professional athletes. He then went on to a comprehensive fellowship at the San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders in both pediatric and adult spine surgery. Dr. Varma received his training under the direct tutelage of Dr. Behrooz Akbarnia, world-renowned spine surgeon and former president of the Scoliosis Research Society, the leading society for complex spine surgery.
During his fellowship Dr. Varma gained knowledge and experience in treating complex disorders of the spine in both children and adults. He also developed interests in research as they worked to advance the treatment of complex spinal deformity using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Most importantly, he developed a deep appreciation for tailoring specific treatment plans to individual patients, and selectively opting for surgery in order to optimize successful surgical outcomes.
Dr. Varma comes from a family of physicians and prides himself on his ethical, personalized, and detail-oriented approach to patient care.
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York / Assistant Clinical Professor Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, July, 2012
SPINAL SURGERY FELLOWSHIP
San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders; San Diego, CA (2007-2008)
SPORTS MEDICINE / ARTHROSCOPY FELLOWSHIP
Orthopaedic Sports Specialists; Glastonbury, CT (2006-2007)
ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY RESIDENCY
University of Connecticut; Farmington, CT (2002-2006)
University of Connecticut; Farmington, CT (2001-2002)
University of Maryland; Baltimore, MD (1997-2001)
Cornell University, College of Arts and Science; May 1997
Johns Hopkins University, Summer session – advanced physics (1994)
University of Chicago, Fall quarter – pre-med (1993)
MEMBERSHIP AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Scoliosis Research Society
North American Spine Society
Dr. Varma continues to be actively involved in multiple spine surgery research projects.
DID YOU KNOW
Dr. Varma’s outside interests include sports, music, painting, and old-world outreach programs.