Norge Vergara, MD

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Norge Vergara, MD, is a consultant with the Division of Anatomic Pathology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas Villa Clara, Cuba


Anatomic Pathology/Clincal Pathology Residency - St Luke’s-Roosevelt-Beth Israel Hospital Center of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeon, New York, NY (Chief Resident)


Cytopathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Surgical Pathology - Staten Island University Hospital

Board Certification

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology – American Board of Pathology
Cytopathology – American Board of Pathology

Titles and Academic Titles

CHOP Consultant


Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Selected Publications


Bayesian approach to interpreting somatic cancer sequencing data: a case in point. Ju-Yoon Yoon 1, Jason N Rosenbaum 1 2, Norge Vergara 1, Roger B Cohen 3, Robert B Wilson 4, Journal of Clinical Pathology 74(6): , 2021, PMID:32855180


Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease-associated Renal Cell Carcinoma (ACKD-RCC) Harbor Recurrent Mutations in KMT2C and TSC2 Genes. Abhishek Shah, Priti Lal, Erik Toorens, Matthew B Palmer, Lauren Schwartz, Norge Vergara, Thomas Guzzo, Anupma Nayak, American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 2020

A multidisciplinary pancreatic cyst conference reduces low risk cyst resections. John T Nathanson, MD; Shivani Kastuar, MD; Kimberly A Forde, MD; Charles M Vollmer, MD; Evan S Siegelman, MD; Norge Vergara, MD; Danielle Fortuna, MD; Nuzhat A Ahmad, MD., Gastroenterology 158(6): s-603, 2020

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and Associated Tumors and Cysts. 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, USCAP 2020, Los Angeles, CA, 2020


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

Villous Adenoma Arising in the Native Bladder Mucosa and the Upper Urinary Tract With Coexisting Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Following Augmentation Cystoplasty. Nayak A, Depasquale B, Vergara N, Guzzo TA, Lal P., International Journal of Surgical Pathology 27(4): 450-456, 2019

Comparison of endoscopic ultrasound tissue acquisition methods for genomic analysis of pancreatic cancer. Elhanafi S, Mahmud N, Vergara N, Kochman ML, Das KK, Ginsberg GG, Rajala M, Chandrasekhara V., Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 34(5): 907-913, 2019


A phase I dose escalation trial of nab-paclitaxel and fixed dose radiation in patients with unresectable or borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. 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., Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology 81(3): 609-6014, 2018, PMID:29362902

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

Molecular Cytology Applications on Pancreas and Biliary Tract. Rene Gerhard, Roseanne I. Wu, Norge Vergara, Molecular Applications in Cytology, 2018

Awards and Honors

1997, High Honors, Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas Villa Clara, Cuba

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present, American Society of Cytopathology
2016-present, The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
2008-present, College of American Pathologists
2008-present, American Society of Clinical Pathology