Gov. Perry Appoints Varma to Texas Medical Board
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Surendra Varma of Lubbock to the Texas Medical Board for a term to expire April 13, 2019. The board protects and enhances the public’s health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for Texans.
Varma is associate dean of Graduate Medical Education and Resident Affairs at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). He is the Ted Hartman Endowed Chair in Medical Education and vice-chairman of Pediatrics at the TTUHSC School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. He is a member of the American and Texas Pediatric societies, American and Texas Medical associations, Pediatric Endocrine Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Pediatric Research, The Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association, Academic Pediatric Association and Texas Medical Board District Three Review Committee. He is also a member of the Texas Medical Foundation Health Quality Institute Board of Trustees, past president of the Texas Pediatric Society and the Lubbock, Crosby and Garza County Medical societies, and a past member of the U.S. Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Varma received a medical degree from King George’s Medical University and completed his pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology fellowships at Harvard Medical School.