Position Desired: Child and adolescent psychiatrist Location Desired: NY Area of Expertise: Physician
Dr. Varun Sharma
Mailing Address 275 S Bryn Mawr Av Apt H 21 Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010 Ph. – 267 331 1378
Fellowship Training: 1. Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. (July 2014 – June 2016) 2. Chief Fellow for Inpatient and Consultation Liaison Child and Adolescent psychiatry services at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2015 – 2016).
Residency Training: Adult Psychiatry residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center from July 2011 till June 2014.
Medical Education: University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India July 2003 –Dec 2008.
Licensure and Certification: 1. Medical License for the State of Pennsylvania – 2015 2. DEA number - 2015 3. Basic Life Support (BLS) - 2013 4. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - 2013 5. ECFMG certificate - 2011
Clinical Work Experience: 1. Internship at University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India. 01/2008 – 12/2008. 2. Junior Resident in Department of Psychiatry at University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India. 01/2009 – 03/2009. 3. Observer in Department of Psychiatry, VIMHANS, Delhi, India. 05/2009 - 08/2009. 4. Junior Resident at Jag Pravesh Chander Hospital, Delhi, India. 09/2009 - 05/2010. 5. 12/2011 – 2/2011 – Voluntary Research at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore. 6. July 2011 – June 2014 - SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Psychiatry Residency. 7. July 2014 – Till date - Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
Research Experience: 1. Worked in KCHC outpatient department with Dr. Sabina Singh Assistant Director, Adult Outpatient, Behavioral Health Services, Kings County Hospital Center on ‘CBT and Motivational interviewing based approach on Weight loss in Group setting’. 2. Worked with Dr. Cathryn Galanter Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program at SUNY Downstate on ‘PCP Attitudes Beliefs and Practices about children’s mental health before and after a theory based training’. 3. Reviewed manuscript for article in Research month (December 2012) under guidance of Dr Stephen Goldfinger, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate. 4. Research Internship (12/2010 – 02/2011) at Kennedy Krieger Institute (Johns Hopkins Medical Institute), under guidance of Dr. Elaine Tierney (Director of psychiatry at KKI and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.) 5. Research under supervision of Dr. M.S. Bhatia (Prof. & Head of Department, Psychiatry UCMS & GTBH) And Dr. Shruti Srivastava on project - ‘Health Related Quality of Life in Bipolar Disorder Patients and their Caregivers’.
Scholastic Activities: 1. Post-graduate training program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at NYU - fall 2013 session. 2. Fellowship in Psychoanalysis from the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education Affiliated with NYU School of Medicine - 2012 – 2013. 3. Completed DATA 2000-Qualifying Buprenorphine Training offered by American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) in March 2013. 4. Attended NYSAM 9th annual state wide conference “Addiction Medicine: emerging problems, Current treatments” in February 2013. 5. Attended Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy’s Level I Depression and Anxiety – Student and Faculty Workshop in Philadelphia, August 13th to August 15th 2012. 6. Elected delegate of Committee for Interns and Residents at Kings County Hospital Center for year 2013 – 2014. 7. Participated in the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) walk in 2012.
Presentations/ Publications • Liver transplant and quality of life in the pediatric population: a review update (2013–2014). Orna Alpert, Varun Sharma, Hsiang Huang, Shireen Cama, Sean Spencer. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation: April 2015 - Volume 20 - Issue 2 - p 216–221. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25856184 • ‘PCP Attitudes Beliefs and Practices about children’s mental health before and after a theory based training’ Varun Sharma MBBS, Cathryn Galanter, M.D.; Peter S. Jensen, M.D.; Victor Fornari, M.D.; Wanda Fremont, M.D.; Michael A. Scharf, M.D.; Rachel Zuckerbrot, M.D.; Alex Cogswell, Ph.D.; Carmel Foley, M.D.; Teresa M. Hargrave, M.D.; James M. Wallace, M.D.; Beth A. Smith, M.D.; Ira Bhatia, M.S.; David L. Kaye, M.D. – Poster under review for 60th AACAP meeting in October 2013 • Health Related Quality of Life in Bipolar Disorder Patients and their Caregivers. Srivastava S., Bhatia M. S., Sharma V., Rajender G., Kumar P. (2009, November). Presented at the 10th World Congress of World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation 2009; Bangalore, India. • Health Related Quality of Life in Bipolar Disorder Patients and their Caregivers. Srivastava S., Bhatia M. S., Sharma V., Rajender G., Kumar P. International Journal of Mental Health. • Fahr’s Disease: An Incidental Finding in a Case Presenting with Psychosis. Case Report: Srivastava S., Bhatia M. S., Sharma V, Mahajan S. Rajender G., German Journal of Psychiatry. June 2010. http://www.gjpsy.uni-goettingen.de/gjp-article-srivastava.pdf • Neuro-Psychiatric Effects of mobile phones. Review Article, Bhatia M.S., Sharma V., Chabbra V., Delhi Psychiatric Journal Vol 11 No.1, April 2008, 52-58, ISSN-0971-9571. • Ekbom Syndrome. Case Report. Bhatia M.S., Sharma Varun. Delhi Psychiatric Journal Vol. 11 No.1, April 2008, 89, ISSN-0971-9571. • Capgrass Syndrome - Treatment with Levosulpirde. Case Report, Kumar P., Jhanjee A., Bhatia M.S., Sharma V. Delhi Psychiatric Journal Vol 13 No.1, April 2010, 157-158, ISSN-0971-9571. • Cyber-Bullying, Sharma V., Jindal A., Bhatia M.S., Srivastava S. Delhi Psychiatric Journal Vol 13 No.1, April 2010, 131-133, ISSN-0971-9571. • Shopaholism (Compulsive Buying), (Newer Developments) Sharma V., Narang K., Rajender G., Bhatia M.S. Delhi Psychiatric Journal Vol 12 No.1,April 2009 110-113, ISSN-0971-9571