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Norge Vergara, MD

Norge Vergara, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Vergara is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2013
  • Pathology - Cytopathology, 2013

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: Insituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de Villa Clara
Residency: Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Staten Island University Hospital (North Site)

Memberships

American Society of Clinical Pathology, National American Society of Cytopathology, National College of American Pathologists, National Pathology Society of Philadelphia, Local The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Vergara is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Shabason JE1, Chen J, Apisarnthanarax S, Damjanov N4, Giantonio B, Loaiza-Bonilla A, O'Dwyer PJ, O'Hara M4, Reiss KA, Teitelbaum U, Wissel P, Drebin JA, Vollmer C, Kochman M, Mick R, Vergara N, Jhala N, Doucette A, Lukens JN, Plastaras JP, Metz JM, Ben-Josef E.: A phase I dose escalation trial of nab-paclitaxel and fixed dose radiation in patients with unresectable or borderline resectable pancreatic cancer Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology 81 (3): 609-6014,2018.

NorgeVergaraMDRoseann I.WuMD, MPHStutiShroffMD, PhDCindy M.McGrathMD: Cytology and histology: Complementary diagnostic modalities during endoscopic ultrasound-guided tissue acquisition Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Volume 20 (1): 10-14,2018.

Ollin Venegas, Andrew Newton, Norge Vergara, Sunil Singhal, Jarrod D. Predina: Tracheal Glomus Tumor: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Rare Tumors 9 (1): 2017.

Meykler S, Obstfeld A, Jhala N, Vergara N, Gupta PK.: Pleural mass forming extramedullary hematopoiesis masquerading as a malignant neoplasm. Diagnostic Cytopathology 43 (12): 996-9,2015.

Yu GH1, Vergara N, Moore EM, King RL.: Use of flow cytometry in the diagnosis of lymphoproliferative disorders in fluid specimens. Diagnostic cytopathology 42 (8): 664-70,2014 .

Baloch W. Z, Yu G, Shi W, Vergara N: Does On−Site Evaluation Improve the Diagnostic Yield of Fine Needle Aspiration Specimens? 2013 USCAP annual meeting, Baltimore, MD : 2013.

Friedman M, Arja W, Batra R, Daniel S, Hoehn D, Paniz AM, Selegean S, Slova D, Srivastava S, Vergara N: Informed consent for blood transfusion: what do medicine residents tell? What do patients understand? AJCP 138 (4): 559-65,2012.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce street Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Pathology and Laboratory Department. 6 Founders Room 6049

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)