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Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Juan Vargas, MD
Juan Vargas, MD

Associate Professor
Medical Director of Obstetrics, San Francisco General Hospital

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Contact Information
Mailing Address: 1001 Potrero Avenue, Ward 6D-13
San Francisco, CA 94110
Academic Phone: (415) 206-3774
Academic Fax: 415206-3112
Research/Clinical Interests:

Obstetrical ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, reproductive genetics, prenatal exposures and clinical outcomes, high-risk obstetrics, medical education, international medical education and collaborative research

Year Institution & Location Degree Field of Study
1990 Universidad de Chile School of Medicine M.D. Medicine
1990-93 Universidad Catolica de Chile Hospital Resident Ob/Gyn
1996-98 Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School Fellow Medical Genetics
1999-03 University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine Resident Ob/Gyn
Achievements & Recognition
Year Major Honors
2009, 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award in medical education, The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, University of California San Francisco, Dept. of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
2010, 2011, 2012 Exceptional Faculty Award in Medical Student Teaching, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine
2012 Exceptional Physician Award nominee, UCSF Medical Center

Selected Publications

Okeigwe I, Yeaton-Massey A, Kim S, Vargas JE, Murphy EJ. U-500R and aspart insulin for the treatment of severe insulin resistance in pregnancy associated with pregestational diabetes. J Perinatol. 2013 Mar; 33(3):235-8

Brasic N, Warden M, Vargas JE. Conservative management of cesarean scar pregnancy with sonographically guided transvaginal methotrexate injection. J Ultrasound Med. 2013 Jun; 32(6):1061-3. PMID: 23716529

Kuk JY, An JJ, Cha HH, Choi SJ, Vargas JE, Oh SY, Roh CR, Kim JH. Optimal time interval between a single course of antenatal corticosteroids and delivery for reduction of respiratory distress syndrome in preterm twins. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep; 209(3):256.e1-7. PMID: 23810815

Bull LN, Vargas J. Serum bile acids in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy: not just a diagnostic test. Hepatology. 2014 Apr;59(4):1220-2.

Delaney S, Shaffer BL, Cheng YW, Vargas J, Sparks TN, Paul K, Caughey AB. Predictors of cesarean delivery in women undergoing labor induction with a Foley balloon. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Jul 31:1-5.

Rosenstein MG, Vargas JE, Drey EA. Ultrasound-guided instrumental removal of the retained placenta after vaginal delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Aug;211(2):180.e1-3.

Kuppermann M, Pena S, Bishop J, Nakagawa S, Gregorich SE, Sit A, Vargas J, Caughey A, Sykes S, Pierce L, Norton M. Effect of Enhanced Information, Values Clarification, and Removal of Financial Barriers on Use of Prenatal Genetic. JAMA 2014 Sep 24; 312(12):1210-7.