Dr Amit Varma has been with Fortis Healthcare since 2003. At Fortis, he has performed multiple administrative and clinical roles. Currently he runs the integrated critical care services for Fortis Healthcare ICU network and helps in formulation of Medical Strategy Dr Amit Varma completed his MBBS and MD from University of Delhi and his residency from the State University of New York. After his residency, he went on to pursue a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine and Neonatology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre and super specialized in Cardiac Critical Care. After almost a decade in USA, Dr. Varma began his professional journey in India at the Manipal Heart Foundation in Bangalore and subsequently moved to the Narayan Hrudayalaya Hospital to establish one of the largest intensive care units in the country. Apart from his medical and management background, Dr Varma continues to be a visiting faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and the Cleveland Clinic, a healthcare consultant to the World Bank and European Commission with special interest in quality. He is currently on the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine and annals of paediatric cardiology. He is a member of the Executive councils of the Paediatric Cardiac Society of India, Society for Critical Care Medicine (USA) and the Asian Paediatric Cardiac Surgery and cardiology. Dr. Varma also is the Medical Editor for CNN-IBN. Awards and Accolades Graduated 6th in a class of 130 students, Final MBBS- 1989 Honours in Medicine, Paediatrics and ENT- 1989 Resident of the Year, SUNY at Stony Brook- 1994 Resident of the Year, SUNY at Stony Brook- 1996 Fellow of the Year, University of Pittsburgh- 1997 Fellow of the Year, University of Pittsburgh- 1998 Previous Experience : Dr. Varma has been instrumental in setting up high-end speciality hospitals like Narayana Hrudayalaya and Manipal Heart Foundation and has also helped in the redesign of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre. Awards and Accolades: Graduated 6th in a class of 130 students, Final MBBS- 1989 Honours in Medicine, Paediatrics and ENT- 1989 Resident of the Year, SUNY at Stony Brook- 1994 Resident of the Year, SUNY at Stony Brook- 1996 Fellow of the Year, University of Pittsburgh- 1997 Fellow of the Year, University of Pittsburgh- 1998Get Appointment
Critical care helps people with life-threatening injuries and illnesses. It might treat problems such as complications from surgery, accidents, infections, and severe breathing problems. It involves close, constant attention by a team of specially-trained health care providers. Critical care usually takes place in an intensive care unit (ICU) or trauma center.