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Nielufar Varjavand

Nielufar Varjavand, MD

Associate Professor

Department: Medicine: Division of Internal Medicine

Practices: Drexel Center for Women's Health

Specialties: Women's Health, Primary Care, General Internal Medicine, Primary Care for Women


  • MD - George Washington University

Nielufar Varjavand, MD, is an internal medicine physician in Philadelphia. She focuses on preventive care to help patients maintain good health.

Clinical Services

Preventive health care, Preventive medicine, Primary care, Internal medicine, Women's health


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Nielufar Varjavand, MD, is an associate professor of medicine whose specialties are women's health and internal medicine. She is director of the Physician Refresher/Reentry Course. She also develops educational programs for medical students, residents and physicians. She has done research on domestic violence, medical errors and the re-entry of physicians after a hiatus from health care.

In the Media


"Returning Inactive Obstetrics and Gynecology Physicians to Clinical Practice: The Drexel Experience" [PDF]
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (Winter 2015)

"Physician Refresher/Reentry Course: To Regain Up-to-Date Clinical Knowledge & Skills" [PDF]
The Pulse, National Association of Physician Recruiters' newsletter (2013)

"Regional Refresher/Re-entry Course for OB-GYN Physicians" [PDF] or [PDF]
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Newsletter (Spring 2013)

"Returning Physicians to the Workforce: History, Progress, and Challenges"
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (2012)

"Assessment of an innovative instructional program to return non-practicing physicians to the workforce"
Medical Teacher (2012)

"A path to reentering clinical medicine"
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LocumLife, 22, August 2010

"Physician Re-entry: One Way to Address the Physician Shortage" [PDF]
Provided by Physicians News Media (August 2010)

"eHumanities: Teaching Ethics and Professionalism with On Being a Doctor. Playing God"
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Annals of Internal Medicine (in development)

"Despite barriers, more inactive physicians seek to reenter work force"
Medical Staff Briefing (August 2009)

Contact Information

Practice Office

Drexel Center for Women's Health
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.5181
Fax: 215.762.5176