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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.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amyloidosis
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adult
  • Cyanotic Heart Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Heart (Cardiomegaly)
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Leg Swelling (Edema)
  • Myocarditis
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Transplant Evaluation
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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.