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Ankur Varma, MD, MPH

Bone Marrow Transplant Specialist, Assistant professor of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy

location_city Rush University

5 years treating Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Varma's research is focused on bone marrow transplantation, especially haploidentical transplant; Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy


Ankur Varma, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy, Section of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy at Rush Medical College. His clinical interests include bone marrow transplantation, specifically haploidentical transplantation, CAR T-cell therapy, multiple myeloma, acute leukemias, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, myeloproliferative neoplasms and myelodysplastic syndromes. Varma’s research interests include methods to improve the outcomes of haploidentical transplant and finding new ways to minimize the complications of allogeneic transplant. He was instrumental in discovering the new syndrome Idiopathic Portal Hypertension Related Refractory Ascites as a complication of allogeneic stem cell transplant. He has also worked in finding the impact of hepatitis B core antibody seropositivity on the outcome of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma, and the outcome of patients with immunoglobulin light-chain amyloidosis with lung, liver, gastrointestinal, neurologic, and soft tissue involvement after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Varma has several papers published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. He is fluent in English, Hindi and Bengali.



Rush University: 1620 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

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