Melissa Varma, M.D.

Affiliation: Cornell-NYP. H, Mt. Sinai H, Roosevelt H.
Dr. Varma is a board-certified pediatrician who has worked in California, Georgia, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. After completing her undergraduate degree at Duke, Dr. Varma attended medical school and completed her pediatric residency at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Varma has dedicated her career to the care of children from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. In San Diego and Atlanta, she served in community clinics that specialized in children that had newly immigrated to the U.S. From 2003 – 2008, she lived in Bangkok, Thailand, working as an outpatient pediatrician in Vietnam and as a specialist in tuberculosis for the International Organization for Migration at multiple refugee camps in Thailand. From 2008 – 2011, she lived in Beijing, China, serving as a pediatrician for a diverse international community. While in Thailand and China, Dr. Varma also consulted for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on diagnosis and treatment of children adopted from foreign countries. Dr. Varma brings to Apple Pediatrics extensive clinical pediatric experience and a broad understanding of health issues from around the world. She enjoys working with children and families of diverse backgrounds.
Medical Education:
Residency:University of California, San Diego Medical Center
Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Varma is a participating provider with:
Aetna, Empire Blue Cross (except Pathway plan), Cigna, Oxford (both Freedom& Liberty), United Health Care (except Community health plan), GHI, HIP (except HIP Medicaid), Emblem Health, Multiplan

Insurances change plans and network participation quite frequently. If you have any questions about the provider being in network with your plan- please contact your plan and verify that Dr. Melissa Varma is a participating provider with your specific plan.