Varun Sharma, MD

sharma-verun-2021.jpgAssistant Professor

Clinic Practice Location:
Poynter Hall, 42nd and Dewey
3rd Floor

Academic Office:
985575 Nebraska Medical Center,
Omaha, NE 68198-5575
Phone 402.552.6002

Medical School: University college of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 2009

Psychoanalytic Association of New York, NYU Department of Psychiatry,
Fellowship in Psychoanalysis, 2012

State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate, Brooklyn NY
Psychiatry Residency, 2014

University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, 2016

Hospital Appointments:
The Nebraska Medical Center

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Varun Sharma (he/him/his) is an assistant professor in the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Department of Psychiatry and dually employed at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. He completed his medical education in India in 2009. He came to the United States and did research at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He then completed a general psychiatry residency at the State University of New York (SUNY Downstate) in Brooklyn, NY. He also did one-year fellowship in Psychoanalysis from Psychoanalytic Association of New York, NYU Department of Psychiatry, followed by a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After graduating in 2016, Dr. Sharma worked in an inpatient hospital and day treatment program for five years and also served as Associate Medical Director for that hospital. He recently joined UNMC as faculty in July 2021.

Dr. Sharma works as an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatrist in our clinic at Poynter Hall. He also sees adolescent patients at Charles Drew Health Center and Douglas County Youth Center. His professional interests include care for under-resourced populations. He specializes in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders in adolescents. He is board certified in adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and addiction medicine. He is a fellow of American Psychiatric Association (FAPA). Dr. Sharma also has been honored with full membership in Sigma Xi, a scientific honor society and a Fellowship in the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research (FAPCR). He is a member of American Academy of Child and Adolescent psychiatry (AACAP), American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He has authored more than 15 publications, abstracts, and presentations.