Arya Giri Varthi, MD

Departments & Organizations

Center for Musculoskeletal Care

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation: Ortho Clinical Faculty | Spine Surgery (Orthopaedics)

Yale Medicine


Dr. Varthi is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery who specializes in spine surgery. He has expertise in minimally invasive and open surgeries of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and treats problems related to trauma, deformity, tumor and degenerative disorders. He believes in a patient-centered approach to medical care and exhausts non-operative treatments prior to considering surgery. 

Dr. Varthi has published research on a wide variety of orthopaedic and spinal disorders and contributed to leading spine surgery textbooks. His research and that of collaborators has been presented at regional and national spine meetings.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Dr. Varthi graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics. He was a member of the varsity tennis team from 2003-2004. He earned a medical degree at the University of Connecticut and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Yale University School of Medicine. He then obtained a fellowship in spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Education & Training

MD University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2011)
Fellow Rush University Medical Center
Resident Yale New Haven Hospital
Intern Yale New Haven Hospital

Honors & Recognition

  • Golden Apple Fellow AwardRush University Medical Center (2017)

  • Yale Power Day Resident AwardYale School of Medicine (2016)

  • AOA Resident Leadership ForumAmerican Orthopaedic Association (2015)

  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor SocietyYale School of Medicine (2012)

  • UCONN School of Medicine Surgical Excellence AwardUCONN School of Medicine (2011)

  • UCONN School of Medicine Academic ScholarshipUCONN School of Medicine (2007)

  • Phi Beta KappaUniversity of Chicago (2007)

Professional Service

  • AO Spine (2016 - Present)

  • North American Spine Society (2015 - Present)

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Contact Info

Arya Giri Varthi, MD
Patient Care Locations
260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902
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Orthopaedics - Milford
48 Wellington Road

Milford, CT 06461
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Center for Musculoskeletal Care260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902
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Mailing Address
47 College Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8071

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