Division of Rheumatology
Dr. Varga is an internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis, treatment, and study of scleroderma. He is the Director of the Northwestern Scleroderma Program and the John and Nancy Hughes Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Among numerous professional distinctions, he chairs the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board of the Scleroderma Foundation. Since 1998, he has served on the National Institutes of Health Study Section panels. He was recognized as one of fifty ""Heroes"" of the Arthritis Foundation and was the Scleroderma Foundation's ""Doctor of the Year"" in 2006.
Dr. Varga is leading high-impact basic and clinical research, and directs an NIH-funded research laboratory at Northwestern. He conducts ""bench to bedside"" translational research studying the pathophysiology of scleroderma. A prolific researcher and author, he has published more than 160 original research articles, along with 60 review articles and book chapters, and two books. He serves on numerous editorial boards and has mentored 20 clinical and research fellows.