Chelsia L. Varner

Physician Specialist
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Areas of treatment:

General Anesthesia


  • Anesthesiology


  • Department of Anesthesiology


  • English

Chelsia L. Varner, MD

Physician Specialist

Practicing location:

  • Keck Hospital of USC

About this doctor:

Dr. Chelsia Varner graduated from Bowie State University in 1998. She went on to study medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Helrich Award for Excellence in Anesthesiology. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD and returned to the University of Maryland for her residency training in anesthesiology. Dr. Varner has always loved teaching and in addition to personal tutoring, she taught high school biology prior to starting her medical career. She conducted research in genetics and molecular biology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, The Greenbaum Cancer Center in Baltimore, MD, and the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Varner served as a resident delegate for the American Society of Anesthesiology in 2005 and 2006 and has always been an active member of her local society. Dr. Varner’s clinical interests include innovations in anesthesia monitoring and safety, and the utilization of simulation models for resident education.


Bowie State University, Bowie, MD, Bachelor of Science, 1998
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Doctor of Medicine, 2003


Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore - Internal Medicine, 2004


University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD - Anesthesiology, 2007

Professional society memberships:

American Society of Anesthesiology


Helrich Award for Excellence in Anesthesiology, University of Maryland Department of Anesthesiology, Baltimore, MD, 2003
National Medical Fellowship, Medical Student Scholarship, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2000
Monumental Medical Society Scholarship, Baltimore, MD, 2001
Exemplary Alumni Achievement Award, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD, 2003-2006
Recognition in Honor of Significant Scholarly Activities, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD, 1997 and 1998