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Jay Varma, MD

Jay Varma, MD

Dr. Jay Varma is a neurologist specializing in the treatment of seizures and epilepsy. He studied biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated with honors before attending medical school at The Ohio State University. He completed his internship at Akron City Hospital and his neurology residency at University of California - San Diego (UCSD). He completed a two year fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University before joining Barrow Neurological Institute in 2012.

He is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. His professional interests include critical care EEG monitoring and the use of technology in medicine.


Education, Training, and Previous Positions

  • 2012-present: Faculty Physician, Barrow Neurological Institute
  • 2012-present: Assistant Professor of Neurology, Barrow Neurological Institute
  • 2010-2012: Fellowship, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, the Neurological Institute of New York, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
  • 2009-2010: Chief Residency, Department of Neurosciences, University of California – San Diego
  • 2002-2009: Residency, Department of Neurosciences, University of California – San Diego, Neurology
  • 2006-2007: Preliminary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Summa Health System, Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio
  • 2002-2006: MD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1998-2002: BS, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Biomedical Engineering, magna cum laude


Selected Professional Memberships and Appointments

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
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