2008 ESHS Hall of Fame Inductee



Thomas A. Vargo, M.D.
Class of 1955

Born:  September 18, 1937   - Place:  Los Angeles, California 
Parents:  Roberta and Andrew Vargo

At El Segundo High School

Involved in Athletics, Track - 3 years, Football - 2 year Letterman, Drama - High School Community Theatre, Little League - Coach and Manager.


B.S. - Pepperdine College, Medical Degree - UCLA, Pediatric Residency - University of Wisconsin, Cardiology Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine, Faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, advancing through the academic ranks from Instructor to Professor.


Has been at Baylor College since 1968.  Authored and co-authored numerous pediatric cardiology publications and won multiple teaching awards from medical students and house officers. Had been a training program director for over 20 years and was directly responsible for the training of 500 interns and resident physicians.


"Thank you, Mr. Hardin (my biology teacher), for the impact you had on my career - your mentoring continues to benefit me as much now as it did 56 years ago."