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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


  • 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)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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)


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.


Selected Publications:

Abhishek Shah, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania (Primary Presenter), Priti Lal, University of Pennsylvania, Lauren E. Schwartz, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Matthew Palmer, University of Pennsylvania, Norge Vergara, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Anupma Nayak, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania: End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and Associated Tumors and Cysts USCAP 2020 : 2020.

Lal, Priti, MD; Schwartz, Lauren, MD; Vergara, Norge, MD; Gustafson, Karen, MD, PhD; Elder, David, MB, ChB; Xu, Xiaowei, MD, PhD: "A Diagnostically Challenging Case of Primary Urethral Melanoma Mimicking High Grade Urothelial Carcinoma" CAP 2019 : 2019.

Nayak A, Depasquale B, Vergara N, Guzzo TA, Lal P.: Villous Adenoma Arising in the Native Bladder Mucosa and the Upper Urinary Tract With Coexisting Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Following Augmentation Cystoplasty. International Journal of Surgical Pathology : 2019.

Elhanafi S, Mahmud N, Vergara N, Kochman ML, Das KK, Ginsberg GG, Rajala M, Chandrasekhara V.: Comparison of endoscopic ultrasound tissue acquisition methods for genomic analysis of pancreatic cancer. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology : 2019.

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.

Rene Gerhard, Roseanne I. Wu, Norge Vergara: Book chapter Molecular Cytology Applications on Pancreas and Biliary Tract of Molecular Applications in Cytology Springer : 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 .

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)