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Peter Varga, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

Co-Director, Marfan Syndrome Clinic

Dr. Peter Varga is an expert in pediatric cardiac imaging. He is highly skilled in the assessment of complex congenital heart conditions in children and adults. He also has expertise in the evaluation and management of Marfan syndrome and congestive heart failure. Dr. Varga has particular clinical interests in the use of specialized, non-invasive imaging techniques--including 3-D echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography (CT) scanning and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)--in the evaluation of pediatric heart diseases.

Offering an interactive, patient-focused teaching approach, Dr. Varga serves as an educational mentor to medical students, residents and fellows. His research interests include improved methods for the use of advanced imaging techniques, including 4-D echocardiography, in pediatric heart care.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children’s Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Pediatric Specialists
1020 E. Ogden Avenue, Suite 207
Naperville, IL 60563

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical Schools

Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico
State University of New York Medical School at Stony Brook (SUNYSB)

Internship & Residency

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York


Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York


American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association
American Medical Association
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Languages Spoken




Office Phone

(773) 702-6172

Office Fax

(773) 702-2319

Office Postal Address

Peter Varga, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4051
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More about Dr. Varga

The Times of Northwest Indiana featured Dr. Varga in a story about a Valparaiso preschooler who is alive today thanks to new advancements in heart care technology. Read more.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Varga’s publications through the National Library of Medicine’s Pubmed online database.

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