Samantha Vergano

"CHKD is truly a family, and I appreciate being able to take my training from EVMS and apply it to the community here in Hampton Roads. Kids are great ... we just make them better!"

Dr. Samantha Vergano

(757) 668-9723
Board Certifications

American Board of Med Genetics And Genomics

American Board of Pediatrics


Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Residency: Morristown Memorial Hospital

Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Dr. Vergano specializes in medical genetics and its influences on patients. One of her specific interests involves Coffin-Siris syndrome.

Dr. Vergano began studying Coffin-Siris syndrome (CSS) while completing her fellowship in medical genetics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  She has continued her involvement with the CSS community upon her arrival at CHKD in 2012.

In 2015, the first international IRB-approved Coffin-Siris registry was begun and presently has over 90 individuals enrolled. Dr. Vergano has been active in the Coffin-Siris syndrome parent support group, attending annual CSS family meetings in Norfolk in 2016 and in Seattle in 2017. She finds working with this CSS community extremely rewarding and enjoys being able to help coordinate the often complex medical issues that arise for children with CSS.

Dr. Vergano is married to Dr. Scott Vergano of Pediatric Specialists. Together they have a daughter, Norma.

Clinicial Interests
  • Coffin-Siris syndrome
  • Urea cycle disorders
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Skeletal dysplasias
Research Areas
  • Coffin-Siris syndrome
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Marfan syndrome and related connective tissues disorders
  • Skeletal dysplasias
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