Dr. Melissa J. Varma, M.D.

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Attending Physician, Pediatrics

Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Areas of expertise

Pediatrics, Tuberculosis in Children


Dr. Varma earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Duke University, Durham, NC and a medical degree from the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the same institution. After three years of practicing pediatrics first in the San Diego area and then Atlanta, she moved to Thailand and served as a volunteer with the Bangkok Mothers and Babies International (BAMBI), specializing in treating tuberculosis in the nation’s refugee camps on behalf of the International Organization for Migration. She also practiced in Hanoi, Vietnam and Beijing, China.

Since 2011 she has been in the private practice of pediatrics in New York City.


UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
Pediatrics: UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
Medical Degree


Howard Hughes Fellowship: Duke University, Durham, NC
Co-Founder, Free Clinic of San Diego, CA (1996)
General Pediatrician: San Ysidro Health Center, San Ysidro, CA (2000-2001)
General Pediatrician, Pediatric Partners of Chamblee, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, GA (2001-2003)
International Affairs Coordinator, Samitivej Public Co. Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand (February- May, 2004)
Health Professional Staff Member Volunteer: Bangkok Mothers and Babies International (2004-2006)
General Pediatrician: International SOS, Hanoi, Vietnam (2005-2007)
Tuberculosis Specialist: International Organization for Migration, Bangkok, Thailand (2005-2008)
General Pediatrician: Beijing United Family Hospital, Beijing, China (2008-2011)
Tuberculosis Consultant: U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Atlanta, GA (September, 2009)
General Pediatrician, Apple Pediatrics, New York, NY (2011- )


Available on request