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Eric J. Vargas Valls, M.D., M.S.

  1. Gastroenterologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Dr. Vargas is a board certified physician specializing in gastroenterology with advanced training in complex endoscopic procedures

Areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Bariatric Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic resection of large/complex gastrointestinal polyps

Dr. Vargas is active in clinical research involving endoscopic bariatric therapies, interventional EUS and ERCP. He is interested in remote patient monitoring following endoscopic procedures and in clinical trials. He serves on multiple national-level society committees. Dr. Vargas is also passionate about leveraging technology to improve endoscopy education and personalizing obesity management

  1. Bile duct injury
  2. Bile duct stone
  3. Bile duct stricture
  4. Cholangiocarcinoma
  5. Cholecystitis
  6. Esophageal stricture
  7. Esophageal varices
  8. Intestinal obstruction
  9. Obesity
  10. Pancreatitis
  11. Polyp
  • Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy (ESG/POSE/Balloons)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • EUS guided therapeutic procedures
  • EUS-guided pancreaticobiliary drainage
  • EUS-guided anastomosis creation
  • Endoscopic resection of large gastrointestinal polyps
  • Management of Post Bariatric Surgery Complications
  • Obesity Management
  • Clinical Trials
  • Device Innovation
  1. 2021
    SubSpec FellowAdvanced Endoscopy (ERCP/EUS), Mayo School of Graduate Programs in Rochester
  2. 2020
    Master of ScienceClinical and Translational Science, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2020
    FellowGastroenterology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2018
    Clinical/Research FellowshipClinician Investigator Training Program, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 2017
    ResidentInternal Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 2014
    MDPenn State College of Medicine
  7. 2013
    Predoctoral Fellowship - Clinical Research National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Doris Duke Charitable Research Foundation
  8. 2009
    BS - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Pennsylvania State University, Eberly College of Science


  1. 2020
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2018
    Obesity MedicineAmerican Board of Obesity Medicine
  3. 2017
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    AGA Forward Scholar American Gastroenterological Association
  2. 2018
    Early Career Investigator Award American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)
  3. 2012
    Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Award Doris Duke Clinical Research Foundation
  4. 2012
    NIH Predoctoral Clinical Research Fellowship AwardNational Institutes of Health
  5. 2005
    Bunton-Waller ScholarPennsylvania State University

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Committee MemberEquity Inclusion and Diversity, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  2. 2020 - 2023
    Committee MemberEducation and Training Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  3. 2020 - 2023
    Committee MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association, Trainee & Early Career Committee
  4. 2018 - 2024
    Committee MemberFDA-related matters committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberAssociation of Bariatric Endoscopy
  6. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  7. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  8. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterology Association