John H. Varga, M.D.





                Address:                1002 Seaton Lane, Falls Church, VA  22046  

Telephone             (703) 237-1298   Fax (703) 237-2480


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                Year                       Degree                    Institution

                1977                       B.S.                         The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

                1981                       M.D.                       The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

                2001                       M.H.S.A.               The George Washington University, Washington, DC



                Year                       Position                  Institution

                1982                       Intern                     Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA

                1986                       Resident                National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD


                1991                       Fellow                    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

                                                (Ophthalmic Pathology)

    1992                   Fellow                    University of Oklahoma/Dean McGee Eye Institute

                                                (Cornea & External Eye Disease)



                Year                       Position                                  Institution

                1984                       Teaching Fellow                   Uniformed Services University of Health                                                                                                 Sciences 

                1985                       Clinical Instructor                USUHS

                1987                       Clinical Assistant Prof.       USUHS

                1991                       Clinical Instructor                University of Oklahoma

                1992                       Clinical Instructor                Medical University of South Carolina

                1994                       Clinical Assistant Prof.       Medical University of South Carolina

1998                       Adjunct Associate Prof.     USUHS



Years                      Organization                                         Position

1971-1975               Big Bear Stores Company                   Grocery Clerk

1975-1976               Battelle Memorial Institute                 Small Animal Technician

1975-1978               The Ohio State University                  Physical Education Instructor

1981-2001               United States Navy                             Active Duty Physician

2001-2002               3M Health Information Systems        Clinical Director, Information Management

2002-2003               Cerner Corporation                              Physician Executive, Care Transformation

2005-2007               Apptis, Inc.                                                  Chief Medical Officer

2003-Present           JHV Consulting, Inc.                                  President

2007-2008                EDS                                                              Medical Director, EHR Center of Excellence

2008-Present            Veterans Health Administration             Physician Informaticist



                Assignments                                                         Duty Title

                Naval Medical Center, San Diego                    Intern (Lieutenant)

                USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3)                              Medical Officer, Squadron Medical Officer

                National Naval Medical Center                        Resident (Ophthalmology)

                Naval Hospital, Millington, TN                         Chief, Ophthalmology (Lieutenant Commander)

                U.S. Naval Hospital, Naples, Italy                   Chief, Ophthalmology

                AFIP, Washington, DC                                       Fellow

                University of Oklahoma                                    Fellow

                Naval Hospital, Charleston, SC                        Asst Chief, Ophthalmology (Commander)

                Bureau of Medicine & Surgery                         Deputy Director, Physical Qualifications

                Assistant Secretary of Defense (HA)               Tricare Medical Director (1997-1998)

                                                                                                Director, Financial Analysis & Integration (1999)


                Certification Boards                                                           Date                       Number

                National Board of Medical Examiners                              07/82                  244692

                American Board of Ophthalmology                                                   10/87                  17189

                American Board of Quality Assurance                              11/95                  45622

                    & Utilization Review Physicians

                Healthcare Quality Certification Board                          01/99                     8944

                American Board of Managed Care Medicine                               08/99

                American College of Healthcare Executives                 01/00                     653955

                American College of Physician Executives                    02/01

                Health Information & Management Systems                  02/02


                Licenses                                                                 Date                       Number

                Ohio                                                                                       8/81                        46546

                California                                                                              7/82                        G 48405

                Florida                                                                                   8/82                        ME 41115

                Maryland                                                                              5/83                        D29324

                Tennessee                                                                             4/86                        MD16987

                Oklahoma                                                                             7/91                        17772

                South Carolina                                                                     5/92                        16032

                Virginia                                                                                  2/96                        0101053550

                District of Columbia                                                           3/99                        MD 31450

                DEA                                                                                       11/99                     BV6555455



American Academy of Ophthalmology - Fellow

American College of Surgeons - Fellow

Royal Society of Medicine (London) - Fellow

American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians - Diplomate

American College of Healthcare Executives - Diplomate

American College of Physician Executives - Diplomate

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society – Fellow

National Association for Healthcare Quality – Certified

Association of Military Surgeons of the United States

American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group

Castroviejo Cornea Society

Society of Military Ophthalmologists

American Association of Ophthalmic Pathologists

National Association of Managed Care Physicians

American Medical Informatics Association

Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems



                Acanthamoeba keratitis

                Refractive surgery (incisional and laser/photorefractive)

                Quality/Performance Improvement

                Utilization Management

                Managed Care in the Military  

             Medical Informatics



                1990-1991            Medical Students and Residents - Ophthalmic Pathology (AFIP)

                1991-1992            Medical Students and Residents - Ophthalmology (University

                                                Hospital, VA Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK)

                1992-1995            FP Residents (NH Charleston), Ophth Residents - Pathology

                                                & Cornea (MUSC)

                1995-2001            Residents & Med Students-USUHS,NNMC,                                                                                                    

1.                                              1999-Present           Physician Assistant Students - George Washington University

2.                                              2000                                      MPH Students - USUHS



                Oklahoma Charity Eye Clinic (OKC, OK),  1991-1992

                Orbis International (NYC, NY) - International charity eye foundation/Visiting Faculty, 1995 to Present

                Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, Whitman Walker Clinic (Washington, DC) - volunteer ophthalmologist

and Director, Eye Clinic, July 1996 to Present

                Consult, Inc., Arlington, VA  Medico-Legal Expert, 2000 to 2002



                1986-1988            Attending Staff/Chief, Ophthalmology, NH Millington, TN

                1988-1990            Attending Staff/Chief, Ophthalmology, USNH Naples, Italy

                1990-1991            Consultant (Cornea), NNMC Bethesda, MD

                1991-1992            Attending Staff, Presbyterian Hospital, OKC, OK

                1992-1995            Attending Staff, NH Charleston, SC

                                                Consultant (Cornea & Ophth Path), Storm Eye Institute, Charleston, SC

                1995-2001            Consultant (Cornea & Ophth Path), NNMC & WRAMC

1997-1999                      Staff, Army Health Clinic, Pentagon

1999-2002            Staff, TRICARE Health Clinic, Pentagon



Chairman, Medical Expense and Performance Reporting System Management Improvement Group

Functional Integration Work Group (IM/IT Prioritization)

Chairman, Enrollment-Based Capitation Work Group

Workload Standardization Work Group

Computerized Patient Record Work Group

Clinical Work Group (Clinical Computer Systems)

Specialized Treatment Services Work Group

Episode of Care Work Group

                DoD Refractive Surgery Working Group

                BUMED Contact Lens Working Group

                Formulated Navy and Marine Corps Refractive Surgery Policy for SG and CNO

Performance Improvement Physician Advisor

Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Physician Advisor

Chairman, Medical Records and Utilization Review Committee             

Chairman, Ambulatory Care Committee

Member, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff

Member, Performance Evaluation Board for NavCare & ER Contracts

Member, Quality Improvement/Performance Improvement Committee

Member, Credentials Board

Member, Infection Control Committee

Member, Minor Equipment Committee

Member, Business Proposal Evaluation Team for Managed Care Contract Review - Quality

Assurance/Utilization Review (Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Asst Secretary Of Defense (HA)

Member, Editorial Board, Military Medicine,  Journal of the Association of Military Surgeons



Defense Superior Service Medal, 2001

Navy Meritorious Service Medal for Outstanding Superior Performance, 1990

Navy Meritorious Service Medal for Outstanding Superior Performance, 1997

Joint Defense Commendation Medal for Superior Performance as UM Reviewer/TRICARE Contract, 1995

Navy Commendation Medal for Superior Performance as QA/QI Physician Advisor, 1995

Navy Commendation Medal for Superior Performance as Ophthalmology Department Head, 1988

Army Commendation Medal, 2000

Air Force Achievement Medal for Outstanding volunteer efforts at Tinker AFB Hospital, 1992

Outstanding Military Volunteer Service Medal, 1997

Navy Meritorious Unit Citation for service during Desert Storm

National Defense Service Medal

Battle Efficiency Ribbon

Navy Sea Service Ribbon

Navy Overseas Service Ribbon

Navy Distinguished Marksman Badge

Navy Expert Marksmanship Medal - Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal

President’s One Hundred Award, National Rifle Championship, 1992

Admiral Arleigh Burke Trophy, National Rifle Championship, 1993

Captain Joe Wyatt Trophy, National Rifle Championship, 1993






Specht, C.S., Varga, J.H., Jalali, M.M., Epstein, J.P. “Orbitocranial Wooden Foreign Body

                Diagnosed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Dry Wood can be Isodense with Air and

Orbital Fat by Computed Tomography.” Survey of Ophthalmology, 36(5):341-344, 1992.


Varga, J.H., Wolf, T.C., Jensen, H.G. “Use of Swabs for Corneal Cultures”. Ophthalmology

                99(9):1346, 1992.


Varga, J.H., Wolf, T.C., Jensen, H.G., Parmley, V.C., Rowsey, J.J. “Combined Treatment of

                Acanthamoeba Keratitis with Neomycin, Propamidine, and Polyhexamethylene

                Biguanide”. American Journal of Ophthalmology 115(4):466-470, 1993.


Varga, J.H., Wolf, T.C. “Bilateral Transient Keratoendotheliitis due to Systemic

Lupus Erythematosus”. Annals of Ophthalmology 25(6):222-3, 1993.


Varga, J.H. “Radial Keratotomy in Active Duty Military Personnel”. Military Medicine

                159(3):A5, 1994.


Varga, J.H. “Vision and Shooting”. Shooting Sports USA, April 1995.


Varga, J.H., Rubinfeld, R., Wolf, T.C., Stutzman, R., Peele, K., Clifford, W., Madigan, W.  Tetracaine

Abuse Ring Keratitis: Report of Four Cases”. Cornea July 1997.


Johnson, B.W., Davies, W.G., Varga, J.H., et al. “Case Report: A Descriptive Analysis of Hypertension and

Affiliated Therapies in a Military Retiree Population (Ages 40-85) at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina”.  Military Medicine, 2002.



                Varga, J.H.; Jensen, H.G.; Wilton, S.R.; Krueger, R.R.; Parmley, V.C.: Wolf, T.C.; Rowsey, J.J.

                                "Medical treatment of Acanthamoeba keratitis with combined therapy: neomycin,

                                propamidine and polyhexamethylene biguanide", Association for Research in Vision and

                                Ophthalmology, May 1992.


                Krueger, R.R.; Krasinski, J.S.; Radzewicz, C.; Stonecipher, K.G..; Varga, J.H.; Wolf, T.C.;

                         Rowsey, J.J. "High speed shadowgraphy of excimer excited shock wave: the effect of helium

                                on propagation velocity", Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology - may 92


                Nguyen, H.; Stonecipher, K.G.; Krueger, R.R.; Varga, J.H.; Powell, R.C.: Krasinski, J.; Fowler, W.C.;

                                Nordquist, R.E. "An analysis of refractive surgery with the excimer laser, holmium:yag laser,

                                and picosecond nd:yag laser by electron and light microscopy", Association for Research in

                                Vision and Ophthalmology - May 92


                Parmley, V.C.; Varga, J.H.; et al.  "Gram negative endotoxin monoclonal antibody as an adjunct to

                                treating gram negative endophthalmitis in the rabbit: study of safety in the normal eye",

                                Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology - May 93


                Parmley, V.C.; Varga, J.H.; et al. "Gram negative endotoxin monoclonal antibody as an adjunct to              

                                treating gram negative endophthalmitis in the rabbit", Association for Research in Vision and

                                Ophthalmology - May 94.


                Varga, J.H.; et al.  “Development of a Staff Survey Instrument – Assessment of Continuing Education

                                needs at Whitman Walker Clinic”, ISCOPES Project, GWU - Dec 98, Apr 99


            Hidayat, A.; Varga, J.H.; Stonecipher, K. “Epithelial Metaplasia of the Corneal Endothelium in Forceps

                        Injury-associated Keratopathy”, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology - May 01




            Bilateral Papillophlebitis, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, 1984.


                Posterior Polymorphous Dystrophy of Schlicting, Association of Ophthalmic Alumni of the AFIP, 1991.


                Acanthamoeba Keratitis: A Retrospective Review of Nineteen Cases, Oklahoma City, 1992.


                Combined Therapy for Acanthamoeba Keratitis with Neomycin, Propamidine, and Polyhexamethylene biguanide, Oklahoma City, 1992


                Tetracaine Anesthetic Abuse Masquerading as Acanthamoeba Keratitis, Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group Meeting, Chicago, 1993.




            Ophthalmology in General Medicine, Lectures to Medical Staff at Naval Hospitals in Memphis, Naples, Okinawa, and Charleston, 1986-1995.


                Corneal Dystrophy’s and Anterior Segment Pathology, Lectures to Ophthalmology Resident at University of Oklahoma and Medical University of South Carolina, 1992-1995.


                The Eye Exam - Physical Assessment, Lecture to Nursing Staff, Naval Hospital, Charleston, 1992.


                Contact Lens Problems in Primary Care, Lecture to Medical Staff, Naval Hospital, Charleston, 1993.


                Refractive Surgery Update, Lectures to Medical Staff, Naval Hospital, Charleston, 1992-1995.


                Ophthalmology in General Military Medicine, Invited Lectureship at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, Orlando, 1994.


                Instructor for Continuing Education courses at the Annual Meeting of the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, on the following topics, 1994-1995:

- Choroidal Melanoma and Pigmented Tumors of the Eye

- Retinoblastoma and other Tumors of the Eye and Ocular Adnexa


Utilization Management and Quality Management for the Clinician, Lectures to numerous Medical Staff and military medical conferences, 1993-Present


Enrollment-based Capitation  Current Status in the Military Health System, Invited Lecture at TRICARE Central Regional Conference, Las Vegas, 1999.


Basic Ophthalmology and Ocular Emergencies, Lectures to Physician Assistant Students, George Washington University, Washington, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002.


Faculty lecturer at Principles of Managed Care I, American College of Managed Care Medicine, on the following topics, 1999-2001:

- New Demands of Public and Private Purchasers

- Becoming a Physician Leader


Utilization and Outcomes Management, Lecture to MPH Students at Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, 1999.