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  • 1. Abhay Kumar Varma Dept of Neurosurgery, MUSC 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston SC 29495 varma@musc.edu Citizenship: Canada Visa Status: H1 - B Qualifying Exams: ECFMG # - 0-409-721-8 (Valid indefinitely) FLEX - 621227014 LMCC - 89732 (Valid Indefinitely) Licenses: South Carolina - 27187 (Unrestricted License) Ohio - MT 57008131 Pennsylvania - MT 029764-T Ontario - 74412
  • 2. Educational Qualifications Degree Institution Year M.B.B.S. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1985 New Delhi M.Ch. (Neurosurgery) All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1991 New Delhi Post Certification Training Position Institution Year Clinical Fellow in Presbyterian University Hospital, University of 1992 - 1993 Neurosurgery Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA Visiting Specialist Regional Neurosciences Center, Newcastle upon 1998 - 1999 Registrar in Tyne, UK Neurosurgery Clinical Fellow in St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, 1999 - 2002 Neurosurgery Toronto, Canada Clinical Fellow in St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, May 2003 – Spine Surgery Toronto, Canada Oct 2003 Clinical Fellow in Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, USA Oct 2003 Neuro oncology -June 2004 Master of Science in Medical University of South Carolina , Charleston, August 2005- Clinical Research USA To date
  • 3. Internship Jan 1985 - Dec 1985 Rotating Internship, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi Residency Training Jan 1986 - Dec 1988 Junior resident in Neurosurgery, AIIMS, New Delhi. This included one year rotation to General Surgery, Orthopedics and Pediatric Surgery Jan 1989 - Dec 1991 Senior resident in Neurosurgery, AIIMS, New Delhi Specialist appointments April 1992 – June 1992 Senior fellow, Dept of Neurosurgery, AIIMS, New Delhi Nov 1993 - Feb 1994 Senior Fellow, Dept of Neurosurgery, AIIMS, New Delhi Feb 1994 – Nov 1999 Consultant Neurosurgery, AIIMS, New Delhi Current appointment Sept 2004 – to date Faculty in Neurosurgery (Instructor), Med Univ of South Carolina, Charleston, SC Teaching Experience 1. Teaching of neurosurgical residents, medical students and nursing students at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences , New Delhi. 2. Teaching of medical students and neurosurgery residents at the Presbyterian University Hospital , University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh. 3. Teaching of nursing students and senior house officers at Regional Neurosciences Center, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 4. Teaching of medical students and neurosurgery residents, at the University of Toronto. 5. Teaching of medical students and neurosurgery residents at the Medical University of South Carolina
  • 4. Papers Presented 1. Experience with intracranial pressure monitoring in neurosurgical patients. Presented at the annual conference of Neurological Society of India, 1987 (abstracted in the proceedings). 2. Experimental production of brain abscess in the rat. Presented at the annual conference of Neurological Society of India, 1991 (abstracted in the proceedings). 3. Correlation between MRI and evoked potentials in patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Presented at the annual meeting of AANS. Boston, USA, 1993 (abstracted in the proceedings). 4. Traumatic atlantoaxial dislocation. Presented at the National Neurotrauma Conference, 1994 (abstracted in the proceedings). 5. Toxoplasmosis of the CNS. Presented in the National Symposium on Toxoplasmosis, 1995 (abstracted in the proceedings). 6. Thyroid and adrenal function evaluation in patients with non Cushing pituitary adenoma. Presented at the annual conference of Neurological Society of India, 1995(abstracted in the proceedings). 7. Spinal dural A-V fistula - AIIMS experience of 9 cases. Presented at the annual conference of the Neurological Society of India, 1997 (Neurology India 45 [Supplement No. 1]: 61, 1997). 8. Primary diffuse leptomeningeal gliomatosis (poster). Presented at 36th meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, 2001. (Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 28 [Supplement 2]; S-52, 2001). 9. Synovial cysts as a cause of lumbar radicular compression. Presented at 36th meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, 2001. (Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 28 [Supplement 2]; S-18, 2001). 10.Surgical and technical feasibility of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5ALA) based fluorescence-guided resection of intracranial VX2 tumor in a rabbit model. Presented at 37th meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, 2002. 11.Prospective trials in the Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) of malignant brain tumors: The change in Karnofsky score (KS) and neurological examination from preoperative assessment to discharge assessment in recurrent supratentorial malignant gliomas. Presented at 37th meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, 2002.
  • 5. 12.Gamma knife radiosurgery in the management of Glomus Jugulare Tumors – a volumetric study of 17 cases. Presented at the 16th Congress of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, 2004. (Acta Neurochirurgica 146, 874, 2004) Co-author in papers presented 1. Study of regional cerebral blood flow in patients with cerebral AVMs using SPECT - a prospective study. Presented at the annual conference of Neurological Society of India, 1995(abstracted in the proceedings). 2. Results of nerve anastomosis in brachial plexus injury. Presented at the annual conference of Neurological Society of India, 1995 (abstracted in the proceedings). 3. Role of Thallium SPECT in low attenuating brain lesions on CT scan. Presented at the annual conference of Neurological Society of India, 1995(abstracted in the proceedings). 4. Microsurgical anatomy of the intracranial ophthalmic artery. ( abstracted in the proceedings of the annual conference of Neurological Society of India., 1995) 5. Results of early aneurysmal surgery. Presented at the annual conference of Neurological Society of India, 1996 (abstracted in the proceedings). 6. Management of Moya Moya disease - AIIMS experience of eleven cases. Presented at the annual conference of Neurological Society of India, 1996 (abstracted in the proceedings). 7. Transoral odontoid excision in developmental CV junction anomalies. Presented at the annual conference of Neurological Society of India, 1996 (abstracted in the proceedings). 8. Pulmonary function tests and respiratory muscle pressures in congenital craniovertebral anomaly. Accepted for presentation at the 63rd Annual Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians. Oct 1997 (abstracted in the journal, Chest 112,3, 143S, 1997 ). 9. Late recovery in brachial plexus injury - a case report (abstracted in the Ind J Phys Med and Rehab) 10. Results of Facio hypoglossal anastomosis (Neurology India 45 [Supplement No. 1] : 61, 1997) 11. Posterior fusion in traumatic, developmental and inflammatory CV junction anomalies (Neurology India 45 [Supplement No. 1] :20, 1997). 12. Histopathological changes following use of biological & synthetic glue for dural grafts - an experimental study (Neurology India 45 [Supplement No. 1] : 33, 1997) 13. Neuroendoscopy at AIIMS (Neurology India 45 [Supplement No. 1] : 45, 1997).
  • 6. 14. Giant intracranial aneurysm - AIIMS experience (Neurology India 45 [Supplement No. 1] :54, 1997) 15. Atlanto axial complex injuries: retrospective analysis of 36 patients. (Abstracted in the proceedings of National Neurotrauma conference. August 1999) 16.Unusual pituitary tumor: salivary gland like tumor of the sella. Presented at 36th meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, 2001. (Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 28 [Supplement 2]; S-54, 2001). Papers published 1. Varma A, Sarkar C, Bhatia R, Banerji A K, Mehta V S, Mahapatra A K : Retrospective study of medulloblastoma with special reference to astrocytic differentiation - review of 63 cases. Neurology India, 41, 7-12, 1993. 2. Varma A, Mahapatra A K : Cranial epidural abscess in a healthy male. Neurology India, 41, 113-115, 1993. 3. Dar L, Singh S, Banerji U, Varma A, Bhatia R: Brain abscess due to Xylohypha bantiana. Indian J Med Microbiol, 11 (2), 148-150, 1993. 4. Patir R, Varma A, Bhatia R: Management of congenital craniovertebral anomalies in children - transoral transpharyngeal anterior decompression of the cervicomedullary junction and posterior fusion with a contoured loop. Prog Clin Neurosciences. 9. 143 - 151. 1994 5. Varma A, Rattan A, Sarkar C, Bhatia R, Banerji A K: Experimental production of brain abscess in the rat. Neurology India. 44. 113-116. 1996. 6. Jain K C, Varma A, Mahapatra A K: Pituitary abscess - a series of six cases. Brit J Neurosurg. 11, 139-143, 1997. 7. Sarkar C, Sharma M C, Sudha K, Gaikwad S, Varma A: A clinico-pathological study of 29 cases of gliosarcoma with special reference to two unique variants. Ind J Med Res. 106, 229-235, 1997. 8. Agarwal A, Varma A, Sarkar S: Histological changes following dural grafting with biological and synthetic glue in the rat - an experimental study. Brit J Neurosurg. 12, 213-216, 1998. 9. Sharma M C, Singh A, Varma A, Gaikwad S, Sarkar C : Diagnostic yield in CT guided stereotactic biopsy. J Assoc Phys India. 46, 427-430, 1998. 10. Varma A, Mehta V S, Singh V P, Patir R: Role of emergency surgery to reduce mortality from rebleed in patients with aneurysmal SAH. Neurology India. 48. 56-62. 2000.
  • 7. 11. Garg A K, Tandon N, Gupta N, Varma A, Singh V P: Target gland functional status in patients with non-Cushing’s pituitary macroadenoma undergoing transshenoidal microsurgery. J Assoc Physicians India. 49: 221-226, 2001. 12.Bogaards A, Varma A, Collens SP, Lin A, Giles A, Yang VX, Bilbao JM, Lilge LD,Muller PJ, Wilson BC. Increased brain tumor resection using fluorescence image guidance in a preclinical model. Lasers Surg Med. 2004;35(3):181-90. 13.Bogaards A, Varma A, Zhang K, Zach D, Bisland SK, Moriyama E H, Lilge L, Muller PJ, Wilson BC. Fluorescence image-guided brain tumor resection with adjuvant metronomic photodynamic therapy: pre-clinical model and technology development. Photochem Photobiol Sci. 4: 438-442, 2005. 14.Vandergrift WA, Patel SJ, Nicholas JS, Varma AK. Convection-enhanced delivery of immunotoxins and radioisotopes for treatment of malignant gliomas. Neurosurg Focus. 15;20(4):E13. 2006. 15.Varma A, Nathoo N, Granady N, Suh J, Ross J, Barnett G: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in the Management of Glomus Jugulare Tumors – a Volumetric Study of 17 Cases. Neurosurgery. 2006 Nov;59(5):1030-1036. 16. Varma A, Muller PJ: Cranial neuropathy following photodynamic therapy for malignant gliomas. Accepted in Surgical Neurology. Chapters 1. Marion D W, Varma A : Fungal and parasitic infections of the CNS in "The Practice of Neurosurgery". Eds. Tindall G T, Cooper P R, Barrow D L. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. 1996. 2. Varma A, Banerji A K: Intracranial pressure in "Textbook of Neurosurgery". Eds Ramamurthi B and Tandon P N. B I Churchill Livingstone, New Delhi. 1996. P 33. 3. Varma A, Bhatia R : Neurocysticercosis in "Textbook of Neurosurgery". Eds Ramamurthi B and Tandon P N. B I Churchill Livingstone, New Delhi. 1996. P528. 4. Patir R, Varma A : Craniovertebral Junction Anomalies - The AIIMS Experience in Craniovertebral Junction Anomalies - The Indian Experience. Eds Jain V K and Behari S. SGPGI, Lucknow. 1997. P 190. 5. Sengupta RP, Varma A: Subarachnoid haemorrhage in “Recent Concepts in Stroke”. Eds Bansal BC and Agarwal AK. Indian College of Physicians, Mumbai. 1999. P69.Varma A, Banerji AK:
  • 8. 6. Varma A, Banerji A K: Brainstem Tumors in “Textbook of Operative Neurosurgery”. Eds Ramamurthi R, Sridhar K, Vasudevan MC.B I Publications, New Delhi. 2005. P521.