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Varalakshmi Niranjan, M.D., M.B.A., FACP, Dip. ABOM

Assistant Professor of Medicine
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Academic Office Location:
Internal Medicine
UConn Health
65 Kane Street
West Hartford, CT 06119

Primary Care

M.B.B.S.Kilpauk Medical CollegeMedicine
M.B.A.University of Massachusetts Amherst Business School of ManagementHealthcare

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipUConn School of MedicineInternal Medicine
ResidencyUConn School of MedicineInternal Medicine

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Fellow Of Obesity Medicine AssociationObesity Medicine Association
Excellence in Community serviceConnecticut Association of Physicians of Indian origin
Recognition of Innovative Approaches to Medical Education Which Result in Better Medical OutcomesAlliance for Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC)
Award for Clinical Accomplishments, Scholarly and Teaching ActivitiesFellow of the American College of Physicians
Quality and Patient Safety Day, First Place for Poster Presentation: 'Guidelines on Vaccinations in Adult Ambulatory Practice'Hartford Hospital
Stewart Hamilton Fellowship to Pursue Healthcare Management CoursesCapitol Area Health Consortium
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Obesity Medicine Association International and Diversity CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2021
Society of General Internal Medicine - New England RegionProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMembership ChairExternalRegional2021
Obesity Medicine Association outreach committeeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2020
UCONN Health - Walk With A Future Doc Action CommitteeCommunity ServiceFaculty AdvisorUConn HealthLocal2019

Journal Articles


  • Nalam Vazha - A book on health education in Tamil, Indian language,
  • Soup a day- keeps the Doctor Away - Vegetarian soups for weight loss
  • Vaazhakai Oru Payanam- Poetry book in Tamil language


  • A tale of Two Tumors
    J Gen Intern Med. 2002;17 Suppl 1:27-252.
  • Abstracts from the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine
    J GEN INTERN MED 34, 99–867 (2019). 34
  • Educating the next generations on Diabetes Care- How are we doing? - A Report on Quality Assessment of Diabetes Mellitus in an Ambulatory practice of a teaching hospital.
    Journal of General Internal Medicine volume 19, (2004)Page 147
  • Web Based Interactive Dermatological and Fundoscopic curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents
    Scientific Abstracts J Gen Intern Med 21, 1–283 (2006). Page 188-189

Case Reports

Conference Papers

  • Debunking the misconceptions of obesity in primary care
    Varalakshmi Niranjan, Noor Khan, Hadeel Alkairw
  • Demystifying Obesity Medicine for primary care physicians
    Noor Khan, Varalakshmi Niranjan, Mihir Patel, Mershid Kiazand, Amy Sheer Joy


  • Destiny More than Geography
    Conn Med. 2004 Oct; 68(9):588.


  • Anticoagulation in Ambulatory Care: An Evidence-Based Review of the Literature
    Case Management 2007;12(2):106-111 12(2):
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Management of Obesity beyond the differences in ethnicity – Endocrinology intercity Grand RoundsLecture2022Virtual
Stay Strong and Live LongPanel DiscussionSangam2019New London
Physician supervised weight loss program initiativeTalkSt.Francis Hospital2017Connecticut
Physician supervised weight loss program initiativeTalkSt.Francis Hospital2017Connecticut
Adiposity based chronic disease & its ramificationsPanel DiscussionConnecticut Association of Physicians of Indian Origin2017Connecticut