Our Care Team

Amina Ahmed, MD

Dr. Ahmed started her passion for medicine as a high school student when she was treated for an illness. Her admiration for her physicians inspired her to earn her medical degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. After her residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey, she and her husband moved to the Bay Area. She joined South Bascom Pediatrics in 2017. Dr. Ahmed is deeply interested in developmental disorders and volunteers with children who have special needs. Her interests include dance, hiking, knitting, and embroidery. She also speaks Hindi and Urdu.

Marybeth Hughes, MD

Dr. Hughes graduated from Prospect High School in Saratoga. She received her undergraduate degree in biology and her medical degree from the University of California, Davis. Her pediatric residency training was at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. She founded South Bascom Pediatrics in 2004 with Patricia Ferrari, MD, and enjoys caring for children in her community. Outside of work, she enjoys bicycling, skiing, ballroom dancing, and gardening.

Mekhla Varma, MD

Dr. Varma finds great satisfaction in taking care of children. She grew up in India, where she earned her medical degree at Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. Her medical education brought her to New York, where she completed her residency at State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, in Brooklyn. She has continued to pursue her clinical interests in the fields of integrative medicine, breastfeeding medicine, and pediatric connective tissue disorders. She joined South Bascom Pediatrics as a full-time pediatrician in 2023. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Varma enjoys music, reading, photography, and hiking with her husband and two children.