Pathologist running for U.S. Senate

| March 28, 2010

About Eric Wargotz, M.D.

U.S. Senatorial Candidate and (Elected) Commission President, Eric Wargotz is an experienced leader and activist; a physician-businessman, conservative, and conservationist. He knows what it takes to work as a team and to build consensus on difficult matters. He has the experience, knowledge and will to make the tough decisions. Eric is a former Governor's Appointee to the Board of Physician Quality Assurance. While his formal training as a physician and expertise in health care issues and policy prepare him for public service in these areas, his interests are broad including those affecting the development of strong, healthy communities. He has been a volunteer in a variety of activities serving as an assistant coach for Little League and Flag football, working with Adopt-A-Bear Foundation, as a board member of the Queen Anne's County Teen Drug Task Force: assisting in steering its incorporation into a Council within the County government. He served as a volunteer with Queen Anne's County Cares, a hurricane Katrina relief effort assisting Hancock County, Mississippi.

Eric Wargotz is a physician-businessman managing several medical businesses. He served as a Laboratory Medical Director for 17 years responsible for administering and managing a busy hospital department including operating and capital budgets, management team and employees totaling over 100 at times, and scrutinizing department. and hospital activities to ensure proper utilization of resources. He currently serves as an independent consultant and contractor in that field. He is former President of the Queen Anne's County Medical Society (QACMS 2000 – 2004) and is Clinical Professor of Pathology at the George Washington University Medical Center. As President of QACMS he worked to expand membership, champion physician and patient issues and with community leaders and organizations sought to develop programs that benefit the public health and welfare of the community as a whole. The County Commissioners awarded him a certificate of appreciation in recognition of "civic and meritorious service" for his services in 2004. He has been honored for his civic service through House Resolution #280 2004 and Senate Resolution #470 2004. A House of Delegates Official Citation was received in 2003.

He is an experienced leader with a strong record of contribution and achievement to a variety of organizations and committees as well as to Commissioner Eric Wargotz received his M.D. from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and is a graduate of Rutgers University. He completed his post graduate medical training, including Chief Residency, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center of Washington D.C. and the George Washington University Medical Center where he received the Frank N. Miller, M.D. Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching. Following completion of a Fellowship in the Department of Gynecological and Breast Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) he joined their staff. They awarded him the Director's Letter of Commendation upon his departure from the AFIP. He has published over two dozen scholarly articles in the medical scientific literature and is a recognized authority on diseases of the breast and gynecological disorders. He was rated as one of "Americas Top Physicians, 2004-2005 and 2005-2006" by the Consumer's Research Council, Washington D.C.

Beyond membership in a variety of medical and health organizations and numerous positions on various medically related committees and boards, Wargotz is a member of the Queen Anne's County Waterman's Association (TFL commercial license holder, former operator), Farm Bureau, Queen Anne's County Chamber of Commerce, Sons of the American Legion-Kent Island Post, and is a Life member of the National Rifle Association. For nearly three years he was the Eastern Shore trustee on the Med Chi Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Potomac Regional Red Cross Advisory Board for 5 years and he currently serves on the Strategic Planning Committee for one of Maryland's top-rated hospitals. He serves on the editorial board of the internationally circulated peer-reviewed medical journal, American Journal of Clinical Pathology, and is a member of the prestigious Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists.

Eric Wargotz has a strong social conscience, is an experienced activist, volunteer and leader, and is committed to improving the quality of life through working with citizens and local, regional, state and federal officials for the benefit of building a safer, stronger Maryland and Nation.

More on his Medical Career:

Clinical Professor of Pathology, George Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Wargotz is a recognized expert in pathology of the Breast and Gynecological Tract. He has published over two-dozen peer-reviewed research papers in a variety of medical journals on a variety of topics. He is a member of the prestigious Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists and is a recipient of the Miller teaching award for excellence in medical student teaching. He remains an active member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. He was recently honored as a recipient for the third consecutive year being rated as one of "Americas Top Physicians, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2007-2008 " by the Consumer's Research Council, Washington D.C. In March 2009 Dr. Wargotz received the " "Physician Patient's Choice Award" for 2008, Maryland.

Additional information as elected official:

President (elected) Queen Anne's County Board of County Commissioners and Countywide Member

Member, Planning Commission, Queen Anne's County (QAC), 2006-2008; QAC Fire and Emergency Services Commission 2006-2007, Liaison to Health Department 2006 to present, Liaison to Sheriff's Office 2006-2007, Chairman, Upper Shore Regional Council, 2006-2007; Member, Upper Shore Regional Council; Board of Directors, Maryland Rural Broadband Coordination Board, 2007-08; Executive Board, Rural Maryland Council, 2008-present. Board of Directors, Maryland Broadband Cooperative, 2008-present; QAC Economic Development Commission, 2008-present, Bay Bridge Airport Board, 2008- present.

Rutgers University, B.S., 1978; Ohio State University College of Medicine, M.D., 1983; Clinical Professor of Pathology, George Washington University Medical Center (chief resident in pathology & laboratory medicine, 1986-87). Medical Director and Chief of Pathology, Doctors Community Hospital, Lanham, 1989-2007. Member, Medical Advisory Board, American Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region, 1992-2001. Secretary-Treasurer(1998-2007)& Vice Chairman (2008-present), Intersociety Council for Pathology Information, Inc; President, Queen Anne's County Medical Society, 2000-04, current member; Board of Trustees, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland, 2001-05; Member; Life Member, American Medical Association; American Society of Clinical Pathologists; Fellow & Life Member, College of American Pathologists; United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology; International Society of Breast Pathology; International Society of Gynecological Pathologists; Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists. Editorial Board, American Journal of Clinical Pathology. Member, Queen Anne's County Chapter, Maryland Farm Bureau; Queen Anne's County Chamber of Commerce; Sons of the American Legion, Kent Island Post; Life member NRA; Recipient of Frank N. Miller, M.D., Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching, George Washington University Medical Center. Official Citation for State service, House of Delegates, 2003. Certificate of Appreciation for civic and meritorious service, Board of County Commissioners, Queen Anne's County, 2004. Married; three children.

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  1. Dr. Woodworker says:

    We as pathologists and physicians need to support Dr. Wargotz. Put your partisanship aside and think about how great it will be to have a fellow pathologist advocating for our patients, our specialty, our health care interests, on the the U.S. Senate floor. He needs your help. Please send him a contribution online today.