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John Varga, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Rheumatology

BIOGRAPHY


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.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    New York University School of Medicine - 1980
  • Residency
    Rhode Island Hospital - 1983
  • Fellowship
    Boston University Medical Center - 1985

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

PRIMARY LOCATION


Northwestern Medical Group

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 14-100

Chicago, IL 60611

312-695-0114
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Scleroderma

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare HMO
  • BCBS Blue Advantage PPO
  • BCBS Classic Blue
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Choice Supervalu PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • HealthLink
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Unicare PPO
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus