Hugo E. Vargas, M.D.

  1. Gastroenterologist
  2. Gastroenterologist (Transplant Hepatologist)
  3. Internist
  • Recurrence of hepatitis C after liver transplantation
  • Recurrence of hepatitis B after liver transplantation
  • Complications of liver disease related to portal hypertension
  • Hepatocellular cancer
  1. 1997
    Fellow - Gastroenterology and HepatologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  2. 1994
    Resident - Internal MedicineUniversity of Utah Affiliated Hospitals
  3. 1992
    Internship - Internal MedicineUniversity of Utah Affiliated Hospitals
  4. 1991
    MD - Doctor of MedicineHahnemann University Graduate School of Medicine
  5. 1989
    Graduate School - M.S. Applied Human PhysiologyHahnemann University Graduate School
  6. 1986
    BS - PhysiologyUniversity of California, Davis

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    FellowAmerican Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  2. 2016
    Investigator of the YearMayo Clinic in Arizona
  3. 2014
    AASLD FellowAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  4. 2010
    Outstanding Program Director of the YearMayo School of Continuous Professional Development
  5. 2009
    Top 10 % Reviewer 2008Annals of Internal Medicine
  6. 2006
    FellowAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  7. 2005
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  8. 2005
    FellowAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  9. 2004
    Outstanding Reviewer AwardAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  10. 2003
    Academic Excellence Day JudgeScottsdale, Arizona, Radiology Alumni Meeting, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
  11. 2003
    Educator of the Year Award for ResearchMayo Clinic in Arizona
  12. 1998
    Young Investigator Award for the World Congress of GastroenterologyAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  13. 1994
    Outstanding Medical Resident of the YearDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Utah
  14. 1990
    Chairman's Invitational Honors Program in MedicineHahnemann University
  15. 1989
    Honors Award, Anatomy, Medicine, Ambulatory Care & DermatologyHahnemann University
  16. 1988
    Summer Research AwardHahnemann University
  17. 1988
    Honors Award, Department of Physiology and BiophysicsHahnemann University

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    FellowAmerican Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  2. 2018 - present
    ChairmanHepatology Exam Committee, American Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2017 - present
    MemberGlobal Outreach Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)
  4. 2016 - present
    ChairClinical Research Subcommittee, Arizona Research Operations Management Team
  5. 2015 - present
    Vice ChairResearch Operations Management Team, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  6. 2014 - present
    MemberTransplant Hepatology Test Writing Committee, American Board of Internal Medicine
  7. 2014 - present
    ChairEthics Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  8. 2014 - present
    MemberHCV Guidance Panel, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  9. 2014 - present
    FellowAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  10. 2012 - 2015
    Arizona RepresentativeOffice of Information and Knowledge Management
  11. 2012 - 2015
    MemberResearch Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  12. 2012 - 2015
    Associate Medical Information OfficerExecutive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  13. 2012 - 2015
    MemberClinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  14. 2011 - present
    MemberInternational Editorial Board, Gastroenterologia Latinoamericana
  15. 2010
    Ad Hoc ReviewerInfectious, Reproductive, Asthma and Pulmonary (IRAP) Study Session, National Institutes of Health
  16. 2010 - 2013
    MemberEthics Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  17. 2010
    MemberAnnual Meeting Task Force, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  18. 2007 - present
    MemberAcademy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators
  19. 2006 - present
    FellowAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  20. 2006 - 2015
    MemberResearch & Education Academic Information Management System Oversight Committee, Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  21. 2006 - 2008
    ChairEducation Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  22. 2006 - 2008
    ChairAbstract Review Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  23. 2006
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, International Liver Transplantation Society
  24. 2005 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  25. 2005 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  26. 2004 - present
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, American Transplant Congress
  27. 2003
    Ad Hoc MemberNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  28. 2003 - present
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  29. 2002 - 2012
    Vice ChairInformation Technology Advisory Prioritization Review Subcommittee, Information Technology Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  30. 2002 - 2015
    MemberInformation Technology Steering Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  31. 2002 - 2004
    LiaisonAssociate Member Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  32. 2002 - 2003
    MemberInternal Medical Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  33. 2002 - 2003
    MemberInternal Medicine Administrative Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  34. 2002 - 2003
    MemberInternal Medicine Executive Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  35. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Transplantation
  36. 2001 - 2012
    MemberInformation Technology Advisory Prioritization Review Subcommittee, Information Technology Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  37. 2001 - 2003
    MemberInternational Activities Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  38. 2001 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  39. 2000
    MemberMedical Records Committee, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  40. 1998 - 2000
    MemberPharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  41. 1997 - present
    MemberInternational Liver Transplantation Society
  42. 1995 - 2001
    MemberPennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology
  43. 1995 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  44. 1995 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  45. 1995 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association
  46. 1995 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  47. 1991 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  48.  
    MemberNurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Selection Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  49.  
    ChairAssociate Member Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

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