Daniel Vargas, MD
Associate Professor, Radiology-Diagnostics

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Internship:
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Program (2012)
Residency:
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Program, Diagnostic (2012)
Fellowships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Cardiothoracic Radiology (2013)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Radiology-Diagnostics

Publications

  • Broncano J, Bhalla S, Caro P, Hidalgo A, Vargas D, Williamson E, Gutiérrez F, Luna A. Cardiac MRI in Patients with Acute Chest Pain. Radiographics. 2021 Jan-Feb;41(1):8-31. PubMed PMID: 33337967
  • Escalon JG, Bang TJ, Broncano J, Vargas D. Myocardial Infarction With Nonobstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA): Potential Etiologies, Mimics and Imaging Findings. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2021 Jan - Feb;50(1):85-94. PubMed PMID: 32513516
  • Purohit SN, Lee PJ, Strobel AL, Desai AA, Marsala MT, Bull TM, Brieke A, Vargas D, Kay JD, Altman NL. Unusual Case of Acquired Hypoxemia Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. Circ Heart Fail. 2020 Jan;13(1):e006394. PubMed PMID: 31896269
  • Sanchez F, Gutierrez JM, Kha LC, Jimenez-Juan L, Cool C, Vargas D, Oikonomou A. Pathological entities that may affect the lungs and the myocardium. Evaluation with chest CT and cardiac MR. Clin Imaging. 2020 Oct 31;70:124-135. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33157369
  • Browne LP, Barker AJ, Vargas D. Imaging Follow-up of Repaired Aortic Coarctation. Semin Roentgenol. 2020 Jul;55(3):301-311. PubMed PMID: 32859346
  • Broncano J, Bhalla S, Gutierrez FR, Vargas D, Williamson EE, Makan M, Luna A. Cardiac MRI in Pulmonary Hypertension: From Magnet to Bedside. Radiographics. 2020 Jul-Aug;40(4):982-1002. PubMed PMID: 32609599
  • Green DB, Wallace AB, Restrepo CS, Merrick DT, Raptis DA, Bhalla S, Vargas D. Fluid-filled Cystic Lesions of the Lungs. J Thorac Imaging. 2020 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32271279
  • Purohit SN, Lee PJ, Strobel AL, Desai AA, Marsala MT, Bull TM, Brieke A, Vargas D, Kay JD, Altman NL. Unusual Case of Acquired Hypoxemia Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. Circ Heart Fail. 2020 Jan;13(1):e006394. PubMed PMID: 31896269
  • Henao-Martínez AF, Archuleta S, Vargas D, Franco-Paredes C. A Latin American Patient With a Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm Presenting With Progressive Dyspnea and Palpitations. Am J Med. 2020 May;133(5):e180-e182. PubMed PMID: 31712095
  • Henao-Martínez AF, Archuleta S, Vargas D, Franco-Paredes C. A Latin American Patient With a Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm Presenting With Progressive Dyspnea and Palpitations. Am J Med. 2019 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31712095
  • Sigakis CJG, Browne LP, Bang T, Khanna A, Pruente R, Vargas D. Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cardiovascular Anomalies Associated With Turner Syndrome. J Thorac Imaging. 2019 May;34(3):W23-W35. PubMed PMID: 30376482
  • Sigakis CJG, Browne LP, Bang T, Khanna A, Pruente R, Vargas D. Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cardiovascular Anomalies Associated With Turner Syndrome. J Thorac Imaging. 2018 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30376482
  • Herrán FL, Bang TJ, Restauri N, Suby-Long T, Alvarez Gómez DI, Sachs PB, Vargas D. CT imaging of complications of aortic intramural hematoma: a pictorial essay. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2018 Nov;24(6):342-347. PubMed PMID: 30373726
  • Escalon JG, Browne LP, Bang TJ, Restrepo CS, Ocazionez D, Vargas D. Congenital anomalies of the pulmonary arteries: an imaging overview. Br J Radiol. 2018 Aug 31;:20180185. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30102560
  • Restrepo CS, Vargas D, Martinez-Jimenez S, Ocazionez D. Post-operative imaging of pulmonary vessels. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2018 Jun;8(3):362-371. PubMed PMID: 30057882
  • Sigakis CJG, Mathai SK, Suby-Long TD, Restauri NL, Ocazionez D, Bang TJ, Restrepo CS, Sachs PB, Vargas D. Radiographic Review of Current Therapeutic and Monitoring Devices in the Chest. Radiographics. 2018 Jul-Aug;38(4):1027-1045. PubMed PMID: 29906203
  • Broncano J, Vargas D, Bhalla S, Cummings KW, Raptis CA, Luna A. CT and MR Imaging of Cardiothoracic Vasculitis. Radiographics. 2018 Jul-Aug;38(4):997-1021. PubMed PMID: 29883266
  • Schäfer M, Truong U, Ivy DD, Fonseca B, Malone L, DiMaria M, Barker AJ, Vargas D, Hunter KS, Jone PN, Browne LP. Children with kawasaki disease present elevated stiffness of great arteries: Phase-contrast MRI study. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 Nov;48(5):1228-1236. PubMed PMID: 29707843
  • Schäfer M, Browne LP, Truong U, Jaggers JJ, Mitchell MB, Malone L, Morgan G, Chatfield K, McLennan D, Turbendian H, Vargas D, Fonseca B, DiMaria M, Shah A, Ivy MP, Barker AJ, Hunter KS, Wilson N, Ivy DD, Campbell DN. Aortic stiffness in adolescent Turner and Marfan syndrome patients. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Nov 1;54(5):926-932. PubMed PMID: 29684119
  • Schäfer M, Morgan GJ, Mitchell MB, Ross M, Barker AJ, Hunter KS, Fonseca B, DiMaria M, Vargas D, Ivy DD, Wilson N, Browne LP. Impact of different coarctation therapies on aortic stiffness: phase-contrast MRI study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Sep;34(9):1459-1469. PubMed PMID: 29667078
  • Chaturvedi A, Vargas D, Ocazionez D. CT for evaluation of acute pericardial emergencies in the ED. Emerg Radiol. 2018 Jun;25(3):321-328. PubMed PMID: 29569049
  • Friesen RM, Schäfer M, Jone PN, Appiawiah N, Vargas D, Fonseca B, DiMaria MV, Truong U, Malone L, Browne LP. Myocardial Perfusion Reserve Index in Children With Kawasaki Disease. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 Jul;48(1):132-139. PubMed PMID: 29232024
  • Friesen RM, Schäfer M, Jone PN, Appiawiah N, Vargas D, Fonseca B, DiMaria MV, Truong U, Malone L, Browne LP. Myocardial Perfusion Reserve Index in Children With Kawasaki Disease. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29232024
  • Shroff GS, Ocazionez D, Akkanti B, Vargas D, Garza A, Gupta P, Patel JA, Patel MK, Gregoric ID. CT Imaging of Complications Associated with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs). Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2017 Dec;38(6):616-628. PubMed PMID: 29179901
  • Ocazionez D, Shroff GS, Vargas D, Dicks D, Chaturvedi A, Nachiappan AC, Murillo H, Baxi A, Restrepo CS. Imaging of Intrathoracic Paragangliomas. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2017 Dec;38(6):584-593. PubMed PMID: 29179898
  • Leiter Herrán F, Restrepo CS, Alvarez Gómez DI, Suby-Long T, Ocazionez D, Vargas D. Hamartomas from head to toe: an imaging overview. Br J Radiol. 2017 Mar;90(1071):20160607. PubMed PMID: 27936889
  • Malone L, Fonseca B, Fagan T, Gralla J, Wilson N, Vargas D, DiMaria M, Truong U, Browne LP. Erratum to: Preprocedural Risk Assessment Prior to PPVI with CMR and Cardiac CT. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Aug;38(6):1315. PubMed PMID: 28589406
  • Czaja CA, Levin AR, Cox CW, Vargas D, Daley CL, Cott GR. Improvement in Quality of Life after Therapy for Mycobacterium abscessus Group Lung Infection. A Prospective Cohort Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jan;13(1):40-8. PubMed PMID: 26540302
  • Verdini D, Vargas D, Kuo A, Ghoshhajra B, Kim P, Murillo H, Kirsch J, Lane M, Restrepo C. Coronary-Pulmonary Artery Fistulas: A Systematic Review. J Thorac Imaging. 2016 Nov;31(6):380-390. PubMed PMID: 27768631
  • Murillo H, Restrepo CS, Marmol-Velez JA, Vargas D, Ocazionez D, Martinez-Jimenez S, Reddick RL, Baxi AJ. Infectious Diseases of the Heart: Pathophysiology, Clinical and Imaging Overview. Radiographics. 2016 Jul-Aug;36(4):963-83. PubMed PMID: 27399236
  • Shroff GS, Ocazionez D, Vargas D, Carter BW, Wu CC, Nachiappan AC, Gupta P, Restrepo CS. Pathology of the Trachea and Central Bronchi. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2016 Jun;37(3):177-89. PubMed PMID: 27261343
  • Haq AA, Restrepo CS, Lamus D, Ocazionez-Trujillo D, Vargas D. Thoracic venous injuries: an imaging and management overview. Emerg Radiol. 2016 Jun;23(3):291-301. PubMed PMID: 26965007
  • Baxi AJ, Restrepo CS, Vargas D, Marmol-Velez A, Ocazionez D, Murillo H. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy from A to Z: Genetics, Pathophysiology, Imaging, and Management. Radiographics. 2016 Mar-Apr;36(2):335-54. PubMed PMID: 26963450
  • Baxi AJ, Tavakoli S, Vargas D, Restrepo CS. Bands, Chords, Tendons, and Membranes in the Heart: An Imaging Overview. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2016 Nov - Dec;45(6):380-391. PubMed PMID: 26433812
  • Restauri N, Lio E, Glueck D, Lind KE, Sachs P, Vargas D, Suby-Long T. Best Practice for Safe and Effective Administration of Epinephrine for the Treatment of Anaphylaxis in the Radiology Department. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Mar;13(3):303-6. PubMed PMID: 26499159
  • Baxi AJ, Tavakoli S, Vargas D, Restrepo CS. Bands, Chords, Tendons, and Membranes in the Heart: An Imaging Overview. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2015 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26433812
  • Restauri N, Lio E, Glueck D, Lind KE, Sachs P, Vargas D, Suby-Long T. Best Practice for Safe and Effective Administration of Epinephrine for the Treatment of Anaphylaxis in the Radiology Department. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26499159
  • Bell MT, Kelmenson DA, Vargas D, Meguid RA. Spontaneous Pulmonary Torsion Secondary to Left Upper Lobe Malignancy. J Thorac Oncol. 2015 Nov;10(11):1653-4. PubMed PMID: 26536197
  • Lio E, Tillack A, Sachs P, Restauri N, Vargas D, Suby-Long T. Improving Radiologist Accessibility and Availability in a PACS Environment. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Oct;12(10):1076-8. PubMed PMID: 25899536
  • Pruente R, Restrepo CS, Ocazionez D, Suby-Long T, Vargas D. Fatty lesions in and around the heart: a pictorial review. Br J Radiol. 2015 Jul;88(1051):20150157. PubMed PMID: 25950727
  • Kirsch J, Vargas D. Cardiothoracic imaging guidelines in quality improvement. J Thorac Imaging. 2014 Sep;29(5):279-83. PubMed PMID: 25100139
  • Restrepo CS, Vargas D, Ocazionez D, Martínez-Jiménez S, Betancourt Cuellar SL, Gutierrez FR. Primary pericardial tumors. Radiographics. 2013 Oct;33(6):1613-30. PubMed PMID: 24108554
  • Hardman RL, Rahal A, Walker J, Tavakoli S, Rodriguez P, Vargas D, Suri R, Garcia-Rojas X, Jung AJ, Fullerton GD, Clarke G, Dodd GD 3rd. Combined radiology residency-PhD program: 10-year review of program results. J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Oct;10(10):738-41. PubMed PMID: 24091043
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Professional Memberships

  • Radiological Society of North America, Member
  • American Roentgen Ray Society, Member, Scientific Program Subcommittee
  • Society of Thoracic Radiology, Member, Electronic Media Committee
  • North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, Member, Communications Committee, International Committee
  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Member
  • Colorado Radiological Society, Member, Program Chair

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Radiology, Board Certification (2012)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Radiology - Thoracic Imaging
  • Radiology - X-Rays
  • Radiology - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Radiology - CT Scans
  • Radiology - Abdominal Imaging
  • Radiology

General Information

Internships:
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Program (2012)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Program, Diagnostic (2012)
Fellowships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Cardiothoracic Radiology (2013)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Radiology-Diagnostics
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