John J. Vargo
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine; Chair, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Dr. Vargo serves as the Director of Enterprise Endoscopy Operations as well as Director of Endoscopic Research and Innovation in the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Vargo holds the Pier C. and Renee Borra Family Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology and Hepatology He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Rochester. After completing an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Health Science Center, Dr. Vargo completed fellowships in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. A member of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation since 1994, Dr. Vargo's research interests include sedation, physiologic monitoring, outcomes, and training. His endoscopic practice includes ERCP, EUS, advanced imaging techniques, stenting, ESD and deep enteroscopy. Dr. Vargo and his wife Mary have three children John, Kevin and Matthew. His hobbies include fishing, impressionist art and weightlifting.