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  • Name Dr. Manish C. Varma
  • Specialization Transplant Surgeon and Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Onco-surgeon
  • e-mail ID apollohealthcity@apollohospitals.com
  • Location Apollo Health City Campus Hyderabad
Dr. Manish C. Varma

Qualification

MS (AIIMS), DNB Abdominal Transplant Fellowship (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA) Clinical Fellow in Surgery (Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA)

Awards and Achievements

  • Pandurang Hari Helekar Memorial Scholarship University of Mumbai, India
  • Dr. S.R.Moolgavkar Gold Medal for Surgery, University of Mumbai, India
  • J.C.Lisboa gold Medal For Surgery, University Of Mumbai, India.
  • Dr. G.W.Kane Memorial Prize and Gold Medal for Surgery Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai India
  • Gordhandas Shankarlal Bhalja C.I.E., I.C.S. Prize for Surgery University of Mumbai, India
  • Poster Of Distinction, Geographic Inequity in Access to Livers For Transplantation.Presented at ASTS 11th Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium, 2011

Abstracts presented in National and International Meetings:

  • First Case Report of Successful Combined Open Heart Surgery and Living Donor Liver Transplantation for child with Alagille syndrome. Sasidhar Reddy L, Manish C Varma, Manjunath B, Anand Khakkar, Mahesh Gopashetty, Anand Ramamurthy,  Girish Warrier, Kavitha Chintala, Meena Trehan. The 2017 joint international Congress of ILTS, ELITA & LICAGE. Prague, Czech Republic. May 2017
  • Portal Vein Reperfusion using Collaterals: Effective yet Underutilized Solution for Extensive Porto-mesenteric Thrombosis. Sasidhar Reddy L, Manish C Varma, Manjunath B, Anand Khakkar, Anand Ramamurthy, Mahesh Gopashetty. The 2017 joint international Congress of ILTS, ELITA & LICAGE. Prague, Czech Republic. May 2017
  • Death on Liver Transplant Waitlist: Can Broader Sharing Have an Impact on Cost of Patient Care? Manish C Varma, Nahel Elias, Heidi Yeh, James F Markmann. (Accepted for presentation at American Transplant Congress 2011)
  • Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation in India: Current Challenges and Solutions. Anand Ramamurthy, Mahesh Gopasetty, Manish C. Varma, Bipin B. Vibhute, Anand K. Khakhar. International Liver Transplantation Society 19th Annual International Congress, June 2013, Sydney, Australia
  • Extended Hepataectomy after Sequential Trans Arterial Chemoembolization and Portal Vein Embolization: Initial Experience. Anand Ramamurthy, Bipin B Vibhute, Anurag Shrimal, Mahesh Gopasetty, Manish C Varma, Ravi Kumar, Anand K Khakhar. XXII National Conference of the Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, October 2012, Bengaluru, India.
  • Plasmapheresis in Treatment of Fibrosing Cholestatic Hepatitis due to Recurrent Hepatitis C after Liver Transplant. Manish C. Varma, Nina Tolkoff-Rubin, A. Benedict Cosimi, Nahel Elias, Fahim Malik, Nelson B. Goes, Daniel S. Pratt, Michael Thiim, James Markmann, Martin Hertl.  American Transplant Congress, Apr-May 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Death on Liver Transplant Waitlist: Can Broader Sharing Have an Impact on Cost of Patient Care? Manish C Varma, Nahel Elias, Heidi Yeh, James F Markmann. American Transplant Congress, Apr-May 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Simultaneous Kidney Pancreas Transplant for IDDM with Renal Failure. Guleria S, Aggarwal S, Bansal VK, Varma M, Kashyap L, Tandon N, Mahajan S, Bhowmik D, Agarwal SK, Mehra NK, Misra MC,  At the XV Annual Conference of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation, Mumbai, India. October 2004.  (Poster presentation)
  • Significance of Protocol Biopsies in Live Related Renal Transplant Recipients. Varma M, Guleria S, Agarwal SK, Gupta S, Dinda AK, Agarwal S, Bhowmik D, Mahajan S, Tiwari SC, Dash SC, At the XV Annual Conference of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation, Mumbai (India) in October 2004. (Oral presentation)
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma: A review of the clinical profile of 281 cases operated at a tertiary cancer center. Deo SVS, Shukla NK, Varma MC, Kumar S, Gupta V, Mohanti BK, Dwivedi AK. At NATCON-2006, an integrated meeting of the Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO) with World Federation of Surgical Oncology Societies, Varanasi, India. September 2006. (Oral presentation)
  • Adult Rhabdomyosarcoma: Experience from a Tertiary Cancer Center. Varma MC, Deo SVS, Shukla NK, Kar M, Kumar S, Dwivedi AK, at IASO-NATCON-2007, Meeting of the Indian Association of Surgical Oncology at Ludhiana, India. September 2007. (Poster presentation)
  • Breast Conservation Therapy IRCH-AIIMS Experience.  Dr. Manish Varma, Dr. SVS Deo, Dr.NK Shukla, Dr. Vinod Raina, Dr.GK Rath, at the 5th TMH WCI Conference: Advanced Breast Cancer & Ovarian Cancer Current Management & Future Challenges at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India. October 2007. (Oral presentation)

Research and Publications

  • Up to 9-day survival and control of thrombocytopenia following alpha1,3-galactosyl transferase knockout swine liver xenotransplantation in baboons. Karen Kim,  Christian Schuetz, Nahel Elias, Gregory R. Veillette, Isaac Wamala, Manish Varma, R. Neal Smith, Simon C. Robson, A. Benedict Cosimi, David H. Sachs, Martin Hertl. Xenotransplantation. 2012 Jul-Aug;19(4):256-64
  • Significance of protocol biopsies in living related renal transplant recipients.   Varma M, Guleria S, Gupta S, Dinda AK, Agarwal SK, Mahajan S, Bhowmik D, Tiwari SC, Dash SC. Transplant Proceeding 2006 Sep; 38 (7): 2016-7
  • Effect of bisphosphonates on bone mineral density after renal transplantation as assessed by bone mineral densitometry. Nayak B, Guleria S, Varma M, Tandon N, Aggarwal S, Bhowmick D, Agarwal SK, Mahajan S, Gupta S, Tiwari SC. Transplant Proc. 2007 Apr;39(3):750-2
  • Management of patients with breast cancer: are we ready in India for sentinel lymph node biopsy? Deo SV, Varma MC, Shukla NK. Natl Med J India. 2008 Jan-Feb; 21(1):27-30
  • Image of the month–quiz case. Martins PN, Varma MC, Elias N, Markmann JF. Arch Surg. 2012 Mar;147(3):291.
  • Early Onset Adenovirus Infection after Simultaneous Kidney-Pancreas Transplant: Report of a Case. Varma MC, Kushner YB, Ko DS, Kawai T, Martins P, Kaur P, Markmann JF and Kotton CN. Am J Transplant. 2011 Mar;11(3):623-7
  • Disseminated M. kansasii infection with hepatic abscesses in a renal transplant recipient. Preeti Kaur, Jay A. Fishman, Joseph Misdraji, Manish C. Varma, Camille N. Kotton. Transpl Infect Dis. 2011 Apr 5. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3062.2011.00633.x.
  • The first successful simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant in India. Guleria S, Aggarwal S, Bansal VK, Varma M, Ka/shyap L, Tandon N, Mahajan S, Bhowmik D, Agarwal SK, Mehra NK, Misra MC. Natl Med J India: 18(1) 18-19.Jan/Feb 2005
  • Renal Allograft Rupture: A Strategy for Graft Preservation. McCausland, Finnian R.; Varma, Manish C.; Goes, Nelson B.;  Heher, Eliot C.; Markmann, James F.; Cosimi, A. Benedict; Elias, Nahel; Ko, Dicken S.; Kawai, Tatsuo; Smith, R. Neal; Rubin, Mario. Transplantation, 2011 May; 91 (9): e67-e69
  • Double primary-Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the parotid and papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. Bishnoi R, Kaushal S, Varma MC, Shukla NK, Ray R. Indian J Cancer 2010;47:475-7
  • Plasmapheresis in Treatment of Fibrosing Cholestatic Hepatitis due to Recurrent Hepatitis C after Liver Transplant. Manish C. Varma, Nina Tolkoff-Rubin, A. Benedict Cosimi, Nahel Elias, Fahim Malik, Nelson B. Goes, Daniel S. Pratt, Michael Thiim, James Markmann, Martin Hertl. Am J of Transplantation: 2011; 11(S2): 278.
  • Death on Liver Transplant Waitlist: Can Broader Sharing Have an Impact on Cost of Patient Care? Manish C Varma, Nahel Elias, Heidi Yeh, James F Markmann. Am J of Transplantation: 2011; 11(S2): 424.
  • lasmapheresis in Treatment of Fibrosing Cholestatic Hepatitis due to Recurrent Hepatitis C after Liver Transplant. Manish C. Varma, Nina Tolkoff-Rubin, A. Benedict Cosimi, Nahel Elias, Fahim Malik, Nelson B. Goes, Daniel S. Pratt, Michael Thiim, James Markmann, Martin Hertl. Am J of Transplantation: 2011 Jan; 11(S1): 80.
  • Geographic Inequity in Access to Livers for Transplantation. Heidi Yeh, Elizabeth Smoot, Christian Schuetz, Manish C. Varma, David A. Schoenfeld, James F. Markmann. Am J of Transplantation: 2011 Jan; 11(S1):75.
  • Plasmapheresis in Treatment of Fibrosing Cholestatic Hepatitis due to Recurrent Hepatitis C after Liver Transplant. Manish C. Varma, Nina Tolkoff-Rubin, A. Benedict Cosimi, Nahel Elias, Fahim Malik, Nelson B. Goes, Daniel S. Pratt, Michael Thiim, James Markmann, Martin Hertl. (Accepted for presentation at American Transplant Congress 2011)
  • Significance of protocol biopsies in live related renal transplant recipients. Sandeep Guleria, Manish Kumar Varma, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal,, Sanjay Gupta, A. Dinda, Dipankar Bhowmik, Sandeep Mahajan, Suresh Chand Tiwari.  . American Journal of Transplantation; 6 (S2): 804.

Work Experience

  • 01/2014- present: Senior Consultant and Head of Department, Liver Transplant and HPB Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, India
  • 09/2011- 01/2014, Multi-Organ Transplantation and HPB surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road India
  • 07/2011- 08/2011 Senior Fellow, Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
  • 07/2009- 06/2011 Clinical Fellow in Surgery, Harvard, Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
  • 07/2009- 06/2011 Clinical and Research Fellow in Abdominal Transplantation. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
  • 05/2008- 06/2009 Pool Officer, Department of Surgical Oncology, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • 02/2005- 02/2008 Senior Resident, Department of Surgical Oncology All India Institute of Medical Sciences,New Delhi, India.

Certifications & Professional Memberships

Memberships:

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Medical Association (2011)
  • Massachusetts Medical Society (2011)
  • Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (Life member)
  • Association of Surgeons of India (Life member)
  • National Academy of Medical sciences (Life member)
  • Liver Sub-Committee: Jeevandan, Telangana State, India(current)

Special Interests

  • Adult Liver Transplantation (Living Donor and Deceased Donor)
  • Pediatric Liver transplantation
  • Pancreatic Transplantation
  • Multi-organ (Combined organs) transplantation
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery: Liver resections. Pancreatic and Gall Bladder Surgery,
  • Portal Hypertension Surgery

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