Meet another member of our Editorial Team John Vargo, MD, MPH, FASGE who joins us from the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Endoscopedia: What are your GI areas of focus?
JV: Therapeutic Endoscopy, Research, Education and Administration
Endoscopedia: What is your favorite part about working on the Journal?
JV: The GIE team is such a talented and dedicated group. We all want to make GIE the pinnacle of its genre and we genuinely have fun doing it.
Endoscopedia: If you hadn’t gone into gastroenterology, what else would you have done?
JV: Become a practitioner of the culinary arts.
Endoscopedia: What is one thing you would like Endoscopedia readers to know about you?
JV: Finding answers to clinical inquiries through research and exploring innovative avenues of endoscopic imaging and treatment are still professional passions. I also enjoy mentoring trainees and faculty.
Endoscopedia: What accomplishment makes you most proud?
JV: I am blessed with the greatest and most supportive family. I relish their accomplishments over any personal professional accolade.
Endoscopedia: What is your favorite vacation spot?
JV: Cayuga Lake in upstate New York.
Endoscopedia: If you could only listen to one kind of music for the rest of your life, what would it be?
JV: Serious blues guitar: Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and the like.
Endoscopedia: If you were stranded on an island, what one book would you bring? One that is blank.
JV: Perhaps I can author my own.
Endoscopedia: If you could travel in time to a different time period, where would you go?
JV: 100 years in the future- are we still using endoscopes or do we have a scanner like Bones McCoy wielded on Star Trek?
Endoscopedia: What is the most unusual thing about you?
JV: I still like to play with toys. They have just gotten bigger and more expensive.
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