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Varman Samuel, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology); Section Chief, Endocrinology, VA

Contact Information

Varman Samuel, MD, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Endocrinology

    PO BOX 208020, 300 Cedar St

    New Haven, CT 06520-8020

    United States



Dr. Varman Samuel is an adult endocrinologist who practices in the VA Connecticut Healthcare System where he serves as the section chief of Endocrinology. Dr. Samuel has an interest in the underlying mechanisms of insulin resistance, especially in relation to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the care of patients with diabetes and health care delivery for veterans with diabetes within the VA system.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University School of Medicine, Investigative Medicine (2005)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    University of Chicago Hospitals (2000)
  • Residency
    University of Chicago Hospitals (1998)
  • MD
    NYU School Of Medicine (1995)
  • BS
    Cornell University (1991)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism (2003, recertified: 2023)


  • Workgroup Memeber
    VA DOD joint workgrou (2021-2023)
    VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline Workgroup: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Professional Service

Endocrine SocietMember2021 - Present
VA Connecticut Transition TeamParticipate in planning re-opening of outpatient services for VA Connecticut during the COVID Pandemic2020 - Present
Geraitrics Section Chief Search CommitteeParticipate in finding, interviewing and assessing candidates for a new section chief for Geriatrics2019 - Present
Veterans AffairsVISN1 Lead for Endocrinology2019 - 2021
Diabetes Field Advisory Council, Veteran's AdministrationAs part of the Diabetes Field Advisory Council, Dr. Samuel has helped draft guidance on the criteria for use for continuous glucose monitors for veterans, inpatient use of personal diabetes devices (e.g. pumps and sensors), and technologies for remote patient monitoring.2018 - 2020
Endocrinology Clinical Competency CommitteeEvaluate trainees progress in relation to ACGME milestones2014 - 2020

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