Dr. Scott Vergano CHKD Blocks

(757) 312-9220
Board Certifications

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 joined Pediatric Specialists in September 2013 after working for a year as a pediatric hospitalist, and is thrilled to be working with such a warm, friendly and academic practice.  He truly loves caring for children and their families.   In addition to guiding families and helping children develop healthy lives, he enjoys teaching medical students and residents, and he also serves as Associate Residency Program Director for the pediatric residency at CHKD.

Clinical Interests
  • Cancer
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Special healthcare needs
  • Mentoring programs for disadvantaged youth
Honors & Awards
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Top Doc" 2024
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • 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

A Note from Dr. Vergano

"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."