Daniel Varga, M.D.
Hackensack Meridian Health – Chief Physician Executive
Responsible for achieving the best possible quality outcomes throughout the physician network, Dr. Varga has led HMH’s clinical response to COVID, PPE, and vaccine planning. Previously the Senior Executive VP and Chief Clinical Officer for Texas Health Resources (THR), Dr. Varga served as Senior Executive Officer of Southwestern Health Resources Clinically Integrated Network, an affiliation between THR and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The 4,000-physician network manages over 600,000 lives through its ACO and approximately $2 billion in risk contract premium. Previously, Dr. Varga was SVP and Chief Clinical Officer of KentuckyOne Health in Louisville, KY; Chief Medical Officer of Saint Joseph Health System; Chief Medical Officer of SSM Healthcare-Saint Louis; and Chief Medical Officer of Norton Healthcare. A regular writer and frequent regional/national speaker on health policies, clinical performance improvement, and public reporting/transparency in health care, Dr. Varga is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Kentucky, an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and served as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals. A board certified General Internist, he is past President of both the Greater Louisville Medical Society and the Kentucky Medical Association. Outside of work, he and his wife enjoy spending time with their adult children and grandson and traveling to their favorite destinations: Charleston, New Orleans and Italy.