Charlene B. Varnis, M.D.

Charlene B. Varnis, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 648
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

Patient Care Bio

Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.



Practicing Rheumatologist prior to becoming a Radiologist. Worked with patients suffering from a wide range of autoimmune and musculoskeletal disorders, many of them chronic.

Specializing in musculoskeletal, body, and neuroradiology magnetic resonance imaging. Medical degree from SUNY Downstate, and completed internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Completed diagnostic radiology residency at Rochester General Hospital. Completed Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Fellowship in 2008 at University Medical Imaging, the outpatient imaging facility of the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Certified by the American Board of Radiology. Member of the American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society and the Radiologic Society of North America.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Outstanding Medical Professional | Upstate New York Chapter - Arthritis Foundation | Rochester, NY 1999
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) | SUNY - Downstate College of Medicine | Brooklyn, NY 1985

Current Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Diagnostic Radiology - American Board of Radiology

Education

M.D. | Medicine | SUNY - Downstate College of Medicine1986
BS | City University of New York1978
Fellowship | Magnetic Resonance Imaging | University of Rochester Medical CenterAttended 2007 - 2008
Resident | Diagnostic Radiology | Rochester General HospitalAttended 2003 - 2007
Fellowship | Rheumatology | University of Massachusetts Medical CenterAttended 1989 - 1991
Resident | Internal Medicine | University of Massachusetts Medical CenterAttended 1987 - 1989
Intern | Internal Medicine | University of Massachusetts Medical CenterAttended 1986 - 1987

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/2007 - 05/31/2008
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Rochester General Hospital07/01/2003 - 06/30/2007
Fellowship in Rheumatology at University of Massachusetts Medical Center07/01/1989 - 06/30/1991
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical Center07/01/1987 - 06/30/1989
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical Center07/01/1986 - 06/30/1987