Dr. Varthi is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery who specializes in spine surgery. He serves as the spine surgery fellowship director and has expertise in minimally invasive and open surgeries of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and treats problems related to trauma, deformity, tumor and degenerative disorders. He believes in a patient-centered approach to medical care and exhausts non-operative treatments prior to considering surgery.
Dr. Varthi has published research on a wide variety of orthopaedic and spinal disorders and contributed to leading spine surgery textbooks. His research and that of collaborators has been presented at regional and national spine meetings.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Dr. Varthi graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics. He was a member of the varsity tennis team from 2003-2004. He earned a medical degree at the University of Connecticut and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Yale University School of Medicine. He then obtained a fellowship in spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
|Ogilvie Spine Research Award||2018|
|Golden Apple Fellow Award||Rush University Medical Center||2017|
|Yale Power Day Resident Award||Yale School of Medicine||2016|
|AOA Resident Leadership Forum||American Orthopaedic Association||2015|
|Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society||Yale School of Medicine||2012|
|UCONN School of Medicine Surgical Excellence Award||UCONN School of Medicine||2011|
|UCONN School of Medicine Academic Scholarship||UCONN School of Medicine||2007|
|Phi Beta Kappa||University of Chicago||2007|
|Faculty Advisory Council, Yale School of Medicine||Representative||2020 - 2023|
|Yale New Haven Hospital||Supervising Orthopedic Surgeon for Inpatient PA/APRN||2020 - 2023|
|PA / APRN Supervising Physician, Yale New Haven Health||Lead||2020 - 2022|
|Program Evaluation Committee, Spine Surgery Fellowship||Lead||2020 - 2022|
|Spine Surgery Fellowship Selection Committee||Lead||2020 - 2022|
|NASS Journal||Reviewer||2020 - 2022|
|Orthopedic Surgery Residency Selection Committee Member||Member||2017 - 2022|
|Clinical Competency Committee, Orthopedic Surgery Residency||Member||2017 - 2022|
|North American Spine Society||2015 - Present|
|Loaves and Fishes, St. Paul and St. James Episcopal Church, New Haven, CT||Food Pantry||2014 - 2018|