Dr. Varkey currently serves at the Chief Executive Officer, Northeast Medical Group and Senior Vice President, Yale New Haven Health System in Connecticut. Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) is a medical foundation of over 750 medical experts in over 100 locations in Connecticut and Westchester County, New York.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Varkey served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Clinical Enterprise, a large multispecialty group at Seton Family Healthcare, Austin, Texas. A nationally recognized expert in Quality Improvement, Dr. Varkey serves as the President of the American College of Medical Quality and is a member of their Board of Trustees. She is also currently adjunct Professor of Medicine and adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Varkey served a number of positions at Mayo Clinic, including Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine; medical director of Ask Mayo Clinic (national nurse triage line with 1.5 million covered lives); medical director of the Value Program at the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of healthcare delivery; medical director of “Better” a mobile app start up jointly funded by Mayo Clinic and a venture capital firm; vice chair for the Outpatient Practice Committee; and program director for the Preventive Medicine Fellowship and Director of the Quality Improvement Curriculum at Mayo Medical School, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education and Mayo School of Continuing Medical Education. She is the editor of two books: Medical Quality Management, and Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Varkey earned her MBBS (MD equivalent) from the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India; a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; and a Masters of Health Professions Education (MHPE) from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She also earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael and Preventive Medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.