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Amit Varma, MD, PhD

Amit Varma, MD, PhD Physician

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Dr. Varma is employed by or has a contract with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

About Dr. Amit Varma

I joined The Heart Group in Fall 2015. My time is largely split between the office and hospital, seeing patients admitted with advanced heart failure, or cardiac problems resulting from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. I also care for patients who had heart transplants and those with mechanical heart pumps. My medical school training included advanced training in the care of patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices.

At Virginia Commonwealth University, I completed a Physician Scientist training program that included three years of dedicated research. I served on the institutional review board and hospital organ procurement committee, and now serve on Lancaster General Hospital’s Institutional Review Board. During my training, I was co-investigator on several clinical trials, and now serve as principal investigator on a number of clinical research studies taking place in Lancaster.

In 2018 I was honored to be voted by my peers and the Pennsylvania Medical Society as one of the “Top 40 Physicians Under 40” in the state.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Board Certification:

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2016
  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2014
  • Internal Medicine, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Pregnancy
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Amyloidosis
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Autoimmune Pericarditis
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adult
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cyanotic Heart Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Heart (Cardiomegaly)
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders of the Heart
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Leg Swelling (Edema)
  • Myocarditis
  • Myxoma
  • Orthopnea
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Capillary Hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Diseases of Pulmonary Valve
  • Rheumatic Heart Failure
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Second Opinion Service
  • Single Ventricle Defects
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transplant Evaluation
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Venous Tumors
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Viral Cardiomyopathy
  • VO2 Measurement
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Shield Medicare
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Humana / Medicare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/PA Preferred Health Networks
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Significa Benefit Services (fka EHP)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Varma is employed by or has a contract with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Lancaster General Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.