"The true joy of pediatrics is helping families and children grow and develop from infancy through adolescence. It is a privilege and an honor to be entrusted with the care of a child, and I am delighted to be affiliated with the wonderful, devoted staff at Pediatric Specialists and CHKD."
Dr. Scott Vergano
American Board of Pediatrics
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Born in Ohio, Dr. Vergano spent much of his life in the Mid-Atlantic states. After graduating from Princeton in three years, he completed medical school in New York and residency in Philadelphia. He worked for 16 years as a partner in Denville Pediatrics, where he enjoyed caring for children and partnering with families as their kids grew up to healthy and thriving young adults. In 2012, his wife Samantha, a pediatric geneticist, accepted a position at CHKD, and they moved from Pennsylvania to Norfolk. Their daughter was born in December 2012.
Dr. Vergano worked for a year as a pediatric hospitalist at CHKD, during which time he cared for sick children and children with special healthcare needs admitted to the hospital. He developed relationships with many of the specialists at CHKD, as well as an expertise in the management of complex medical conditions. Dr. Vergano joined Pediatric Specialists in September 2013 and is thrilled to be working with such a warm, friendly and academic practice.
Dr. Vergano has special interest in caring for the full spectrum of a child’s life, from infancy to young adulthood, with particular interests in children with cancer, cystic fibrosis, metabolic disorders and special healthcare needs.
Mentoring programs for disadvantaged youth
Honors & Awards
Numerous teaching awards from medical students and pediatric residents, including Best Teacher awards from Goryeb Children’s Hospital, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Vergano ST, Lee BH. Controlled evaluation of a community pediatrics intervention to stimulate interest in careers in medicine among low-income eighth-grade students. J Natl Med Assoc. 2013 Summer;105(2):166-72.
Community Involvement and Memberships
Creator and director of NJ SEEDS Hospital Day, a statewide project providing mentoring and exposure to careers in medicine for students from low-income families, 2001-2012.
Volunteer counselor at camps for children with cancer, 1994-2008.
Member, American Medical Association
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics