Niraj Varma

Cardiac Electrophysiologist & Professor of Medicine

Cleveland Clinic

About Niraj Varma, MD, PhD

Dr. Niraj Varma trained in medicine at Oxford and Edinburgh University Medical Schools (MD, PhD). Following this, he received specialist training in Cambridge University, UK, and then in cardiac electrophysiology at Harvard Medical School, Boston USA. In Boston, he was awarded a basic science research fellowship. The work from this led to the DM(PhD) from Oxford University, England.

Currently Niraj Varma is Staff Physician in the Section of Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, USA, where he has practiced for 16 years. He has the academic rank of Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Niraj Varma has more than 25 years of experience as a consultant specializing in the treatment of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias with ablation, and with implantable cardiac electronic devices eg pacemakers, defibrillators and resynchronization devices for the treatment of heart failure. He has led national and international trials to bring advanced technologies in these fields to his patients early.

Niraj Varma is considered an international expert and is a frequent invited lecturer at national and international scientific symposia. He pioneered first clinical applications of remote monitoring of implantable devices, electrocardiographic imaging (ECGI), cardiac resynchronization algorithms, and cryoablation technologies. This work has led to more than 200 publications in peer reviewed journals.

Professor Varma has served as past president to the International Society of Holter and Non-Invasive Electrocardiography and is a member of the Digital Health Committee of HRS. He regularly contributes to international guideline documents detailing recommendations for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.