Dr Varma qualified from the University College Cork, Republic of Ireland, in 1998 with a degree in medicine and a bachelor degree in medical science.
Dr Varma trained in General Medicine at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. She underwent her specialist training in Dermatology at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, and also in the West Midlands. She subsequently completed the highly acclaimed one year Mohs Micrographic Surgical Fellowship involving surgery, reconstruction and laser therapy at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.
She was then appointed as a Consultant Mohs Surgeon at the Nottingham Treatment Centre where she worked until 2016. She also worked as a Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon at the Birmingham City Hospital until early 2014, where she performed skin surgery as part of skin cancer therapy as well as laser therapy for various skin disorders.
Since early 2014, Dr Varma has been based in Carlisle with her husband and family, and works as a Locum Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon in North West England and Scotland.
Dr Varma’s interest is in the area of detection and treatment of skin cancer. She can perform specialised surgical procedures, including reconstruction using skin flaps, split thickness grafts and full thickness skin grafts for closure of large wounds following Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancers.
Dr Varma has been a review for various journals: British Journal of Dermatology and Clinical and Experimental Dermatology.