Hugo E. Vargas, M.D.

  1. Gastroenterologist
  2. Gastroenterologist (Transplant Hepatologist)
  3. Internist
  4. Chair, Transplantation, Arizona
  • 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

Certifications

  1. 2006
    Transplant HepatologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1997
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 1994
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

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

Professional memberships

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