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Nielufar Varjavand

Nielufar Varjavand, MD


Department: Medicine: Division of General 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 focused on preventive care to help patients maintain good health. She is honored to care for patients at Drexel's Center for Women's Health providing general internal medical care in downtown Philadelphia.

Clinical Services

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


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Nielufar Varjavand, MD, is a professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. She has focused her career on graduate medical education of students, residents and physicians returning to clinical medicine.

Dr. Varjavand is the program director of Drexel's Physician Refresher/Reentry Course (since 2006), director of Global Health Education, which includes the Medical Spanish elective (since 2014), and co-director of Case-Based Learning for first year medical students. Previously, she assumed leadership positions for the Physician and Patient Course, Clinical Skills for Program for Integrated Learning, and Introduction to Clinical Medicine.


Dr. Varjavand's research interests include physician reentry, partner violence, and medical errors/quality of care for which she has had multiple publications and presentations at national and regional medical conferences.

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