Treatment & Services
- Adolescent Development
- Adolescent Health
- Adolescent Issues
- Care for Children with Disabilities
- Child Development
- Childrens Primary Care
- General Adolescent Care
- General Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine
- Newborn Care
- Pediatric Dermatology
- Preventive Pediatrics
- Primary Care Pediatrics
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Pain
- Acanthosis Nigricans
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Back Pain in Athletes
- Birth Defects
- Cold Sores
- Common Cold
- Cushing's Syndrome
- Dermatitis - Contact
- Diaper Rash
- Dry Skin/Itchy Skin
- Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
- Egg Allergy
- Fish Allergy
- Flatfoot in Children
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Growth Failure in Children with Kidney Disease
- Hay Fever
- Head Lice
- Headaches, Children
- High Cholesterol
- Hives (Urticaria)
- Influenza (Flu)
- Insect Sting Allergies
- Latex Allergy
- Lead Poisoning
- Learning Disabilities
- Liver Disease
- Medication Allergies
- Menstrual Disorders
- Microcephaly in Children
- Middle Ear Infection
- Migraine Headaches
- Milk Allergies
- Overuse Syndrome
- Pediatric Allergies
- Pediatric Bronchiolitis
- Pediatric Cellulitis
- Pediatric Constipation
- Pediatric Croup
- Pediatric Dehydration
- Pediatric Disorders
- Pediatric Hearing Loss
- Pediatric Hydrocele | Hernia
- Pediatric Infectious Diseases
- Pediatric Knee Injuries
- Pediatric Knee Pain
- Pediatric Neonatal Disorders
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Primary Care
- Pubic Lice (Crabs)
- Respiratory Illness
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
- Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
- Skin Problems in Children
- Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
- Strep Throat
- Swallowing Disorders
- Tension Headaches
- The Poison Plants: Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac
- Tick Bites
- Treating Heartburn with Surgery
- Trichinosis Overview
- Urinary Incontinence
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Vaginal Discharge
- Yeast Infections
Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?
Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.View All Plans
Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Internship - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Medical Education - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA
Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
General pediatrics, newborn care, adolescent medicine, menstrual disorders, acne, dermatologic problems, infectious diseases, respiratory infections, obesity, eating disorders
Awards & Honors
- Top Physicians, Cleveland magazine
Research & Publications
(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)
Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 10/27/2021, Dr. Vargo has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
43 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022
Our family loves *Dr. Karen Vargo!
Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022
Dr Vargo always let's you know how much she cares. This means so much
Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022
We love Dr. Vargo!
Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022
We've always had the best experiences with the nurses & *Dr. Vargo.
Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022
Dr. Vargo is wonderful; she is thoughtful and sweet with my child.
Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022
I love *Dr. Vargo's care & attentiveness she has always shown my family & would recommend her to anyone. 10/10!!!
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022
Dr. Vargo is an amazing pediatrician. She speaks directly to Adam so he has a chance to speak for himself and is an excellent listener.
Reviewed on Dec 11, 2021
Dr. Vargo is an excellent doctor !!!
Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021
Always pleasant my daughter loves seeing Dr Vargo
Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021
We love *Dr. Vargo. We've been patients for almost 13 yrs. She's honest and open about anything we ask.
© 2022 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be altered, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, by any means, whether electronic, mechanical, by photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Cleveland Clinic.