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Carly Varela, MD

English, Spanish
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Board Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics; American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Solid tumors, bleeding, thrombosis

Undergraduate - University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1998)
Medical School - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2002)
Residency - Yale New Haven Hospital (2005)
Chief Resident - Yale New Haven Hospital (2006)
Fellowship - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (2009)

Awards & Recognition:

Fellow Teacher of the Year Award, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2007)
SuperDoctors Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars (2013)
Top Doctors Recognition - Northern Virginia Magazine, Virginia Living Magazine, Washingtonian

Clinic Locations: Fairfax CCBD

Keystone Publications:

Le XF, Varela CR, Bast RC. Heregulin induced apoptosis. Apoptosis 2002; 7:483-491.

Varela CR, McNamara J, Antaya R. Acral erythema with oral methotrexate in a child: Case report and review of the literature. Pediatric Dermatology 2007; 24: 541-546.

Brodeur GM, Minturn JE, Ho R, Simpson A, Iyer R, Varela CR, Light JE, Kolla V, Evans AE. Trk receptor expression and inhibition in neuroblastomas. Clinical Cancer Research, 2009;15(10):3244-3250.

Varela CR and Goldsmith KC. Pediatric Renal Masses in:
Florin T and Ludwig S editors. Netter's Pediatrics, Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia 2011.

Iyer R, Varela CR, Minturn JE, Ho R, Simpson AM, Light JE, Evans AE, Zhao H, Thress K, Brown JL, Brodeur GM. AZ64 inhibits TrkB and enhances the efficacy of chemotherapy and local radiation in neuroblastoma xenografts. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, 2012; 70(3):477-86.

Varela CR. Iron Deficiency Anemia. In: Talwalkar JS, Fenick AM, eds. Yale Primary Care Pediatrics Curriculum, Version 8. New Haven, CT: 2014