Dr. Maria Varvara completed a B.A. in Biochemistry at New York University and received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School. She completed her residency training in psychiatry and a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Dr. Varvara is Board – Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology and completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry. Following the completion of the geriatric fellowship, she remained at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center as an inpatient attending geriatric psychiatrist while concurrently lecturing as an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
During her residency, she worked as an outpatient clinician in a busy mental health clinic as well as in the psychiatric emergency room. She completed extensive training in psychopharmacology, medication management, dementia, adult addiction, geriatric services as well as individual and group therapy.
Dr. Varvara joined Ventre Medical Associates in June of 2017.