Dr. Jay Varma joined Fairfax Radiology in 2006 after working as an interventional radiologist at the Washington Hospital Center for four years. In addition to his expertise in minimally invasive vein treatments, he brings his special experience in uterine fibroid embolization to Fairfax Vein Center. He is co-founder of the Uterine Fibroid Center of Excellence in Washington, DC, and regularly lectures and appears as a media expert on the subject of minimally invasive therapies.
Dr. Varma says that at the Fairfax Vein Center his “primary goal is to make sure my patients are comfortable. I understand that my patients are often anxious about the procedure and the result. Therefore, I make sure to greet all of my patients with a smile. If I can ensure the comfort of my patient, and have them leave with a smile, then I have done my job!”
Raised in Potomac, Maryland, with parents from the Indian Subcontinent, Dr. Varma is a local to the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the George Washington University. He completed his medical degree at the University of Maryland School Of Medicine, and an internal medicine internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Diagnostic radiology residency was completed at Boston University Medical Center, where Dr. Varma served as chief resident. Fellowship training was then completed in cardiovascular and interventional radiology at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Varma is the former president of the Chesapeake Interventional Radiology Society and is certified by the American Board of Radiology and received sub-specialty certification in vascular and interventional radiology.
When he is not working, Dr. Varma’s interests include world travel, music (he’s an ardent percussionist), and working out. He admits that he is a “major foodie. feel free to ask me about restaurant recommendations anytime, I have an encyclopedic knowledge of restaurants in the Washington, DC metropolitan area!”