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Varsha Vimalananda     Varsha G. Vimalananda, MD, MPH

         Investigator/Physician-Scientist, CHOIR        

         Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine 

         Staff Physician, Edith Nourse Rogers VA Medical Center


  • BA, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • MPH, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • MD, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
  • Fellowship, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Advanced Fellowship, Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research (now CHOIR) & Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA


  • Care coordination as experienced by patients/caregivers and clinicians
  • Use of electronic consultations (e-consults) and video in specialty care
  • Diabetes care
  • Women’s health care delivery
  • Survey methods


  • VA HSR&D Career Development Award, 2017-2022
  • VISN 1 Career Development Award, 2014-2016
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, 2007
  • Maurice Sones Award for Excellence in Primary Care, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2004