Namrata Varma, DO, is a fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist at SCENT - Southern California Ear, Nose, and Throat in Torrance, Los Alamitos, and Long Beach, California. To better serve her patients and their families, Dr. Varma is fluent in English, Hindi, and Spanish.
Dr. Varma received her osteopathic medicine doctorate from Touro University - College of Osteopathic Medicine. She went on to complete her Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery residency through Michigan State University. She was then accepted into the prestigious Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, in Canada where she received training in surgical treatment for chronic ear infections, endoscopic and open airway reconstruction, and specialized speech and swallowing disorders. She moved back home to Southern California five years ago and has since been caring for both children and adults with a wide variety of ear, nose, and throat problems, including minimally invasive surgery to treat obstructive salivary gland disorders.
With her passion for Pediatrics, Dr. Varma collaborated with the pediatric speech and swallow therapists at Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital and has since started a multi-disciplinary Aerodigestive Clinic, addressing the needs of both inpatient and outpatient children with complex swallowing and voice disorders.
Despite being early in her career, Dr. Varma has sought to establish herself both locally and nationally in the Otolaryngology community. She has served as vice-chair of the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center/Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Otolaryngology department. She is also on the Executive Committee for the Orange County Society of Head and Neck Surgery, working to further the education of the Otolaryngologists in her community. She served as Program Chair for the 2020 American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery national conference.
Dr. Varma has also had the privilege of leading several missions to Guatemala through the Mending Kids organization, providing much-needed care to those children. She hopes to continue her community outreach, both locally and globally.