Remedy Magazine has included Dr. Varma’s mental health tips amongst its “nation’s
top 5 doctors” advice.
Dr. Sudeepta Varma is a board certified psychiatrist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU Langone Medical Center. She also served as the founding medical director to the World Trade Center Mental Health Program at NYU Medical Center, treating victims of 9/11.
Dr. Varma is the “Go-To Doctor” for numerous television and radio news programs and has been featured as an on-air expert for shows including 20/20, CNN, ABC World News, the Dr. Oz Show, CBS Up to the Minute, MSNBC News, GMA Health, National Geographic, as well as for on-lines news for Associated Press, AOL Daily Finance and ABC News Medical Unit. She has been a guest on NPR, Oprah Radio and WNYC radio. Well-versed in a variety of health topics, Sirius Satellite’s Doctor Radio invites Dr. Varma monthly to interact with live callers from around the country. She has provided expert advice on a wide range of subjects including marital conflict, the impact of job stress on health, cardiac depression, sexual problems, and the health benefits of laughter and friendship. (See website: doctorsuevarma.com for complete list of topics).
Maintaining a special interest in women’s issue, Dr. Varma has served as a consultant to the committee on women for the American Psychiatric Association (APA), one of the largest and most respected medical organizations in the world. She published a monograph for the British Medical Journal on postpartum depression used by clinicians around the globe and was an on-air expert for an ABC World News special on the treatment recommendations for depression during pregnancy. Her timely advice on women’s health is quoted extensively by popular magazines including Women’s Health, Essence, Better Homes and Gardens, Marie Claire etc. She has published articles for Nirvana and ABCD women’s magazines on self-esteem, body image and relationships. Dr. Varma also serves as a media health expert for organizations such as NYU Langone Medical Center, and the American Psychiatric Association. Current projects include a medical expert role in Taboo, a documentary series with National Geographic. Dr. Varma also serves as a psychiatric expert for Sharecare, an on-line health panel started by Dr. Mehmet Oz and WebMD’s Jeff Arnold as well as for Discovery Health.
When the networks search for timely medical advice, they call on Dr. Varma as their expert.
Dr. Varma’s contributions have earned her a number of prestigious awards for service to minority and underserved communities. She has also been recognized by Harvard Medical School for her award-winning book proposal on relationships and eastern wisdom. As an avid writer, she was selected for the “Most Prolific Writer of the Year Award” in 2006 by the Astra Zeneca fellowship (of the APA) for numerous mental health publications ranging from Psychology Today magazine to five chapters in On-Call Psychiatry, a clinical handbook for physicians. Dr. Varma makes annual academic presentations at national medical meetings and is a member of the prestigious American Psychiatric Association.
As a faculty member at NYU Langone, she teaches medical students and supervises residents. Dr. Varma maintains her private practice in Manhattan for psychiatric evaluation and treatment, working with individuals and couples, providing both therapy as well as psychopharmacological treatment.
For more information, go to www.doctorsuevarma.com.