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In the Spotlight - Varun Naragum, MD

Varun Naragum, MD, Assistant Professor, Radiology UMass Chan Medical SchoolVarun Naragum, MD joined the UMass Division of Neurointerventional Radiology as an Assistant Professor, in January 2020. His specialties also include Vascular Neurology. He is presently one of two Neurointerventional Radiologists based at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, MA. He finds the team at Bay State friendly and "great people." Dr. Naragum also spends a few days a month in Worcester. He looks forward to new faculty joining him at Bay State. Currently he is on call 24/7 for three weeks each month. 

Dr. Naragum is from India where he attained his Medical Degree at Gandhi Medical School in Secunderabad, TG, India. His father is a minimal invasive surgeon in India and his mother is a retired Biology lecturer.

When asked why he chose to continue medical studies in the US, Dr. Naragum states, “During medical school, I was good at Neuroscience and naturally gravitated towards it. I found the management of brain aneurysms, particularly challenging and it motivated me to pursue this particular field. Since a great majority of the modern techniques involved in managing these lesions are either developed or made mainstream in this America, I decided to move to here for my training.”

Dr. Naragum completed his residency at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. His fellowships were Vascular Neurology and Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology both at Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA and a third fellowship in Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. Prior to coming to UMMS he worked at Capital Institute of Neurosciences, in Pennington, NJ.

His reason for taking a position at the UMass? “Since early on in my residency, I used to hear many great things about the Neurointerventional program at the University of Massachusetts. It is an honor to be a part of the team.”

Dr. Naragum’s clinical interests are cerebral angiography, brain aneurysms, Interventional stroke, and dural arteriovenous fistulas.  Hi educational and teaching interests include Neuroanatomy, Neurovascular anatomy, Stroke, and Neurointerventional surgery.

Beyond work Dr. Naragum enjoys badminton, travel, and exploring different cuisines. All a bit difficult during Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

Welcome Dr. Varun Naragum!