Daniel Varga is a retired water polo player in Hungary who played for Ujpest Dosza, Vasas and Ferencvaros clubs. His younger brother Denes Varga plays with OSC Budapest.
He currently holds the role of chief physician executive for Hackensack Meridian Health Network and previously held positions as senior executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Texas Health Resources.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Varga is an American physician executive and hospital administrator. Currently he serves as Chief Physician Executive of Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey – a not-for-profit healthcare network where his responsibilities include achieving maximum quality outcomes throughout their physician enterprise as well as co-leading care transformation services.
Formerly, Dr. DeWitt served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Texas Health Resources, where he helped to develop a high-reliability network and governance accountability model. Prior to that he held leadership roles at KentuckyOne Health, St Joseph’s Health System, SSM Health Care and Norton Healthcare.
He is the older brother of Denes Varga, an Hungarian water polo player for Ferencvaros and the national team. An avid collector of tube radios, he enjoys fishing, fostering dogs, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Daniel Varga has long been involved in the water polo industry, earning accolades and being recognized with many accomplishments for his efforts. Known as one of the premier players worldwide, Daniel maintains his private life without being linked with any specific partner at present.
Varga was previously the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Texas Health Resources, an integrated healthcare system with 25 hospitals that is affiliated with University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center through an affiliation agreement, featuring NextGen ACO’s network of 4,000-physician providers. He has also served as CMO at Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health, Saint Joseph Health System in St Louis (SSM Healthcare-Saint Louis) and Norton Healthcare.
Varga joined Schoenherr Hungary in 2012 with extensive expertise in energy projects and public procurement law as well as M&A know-how.
Achievement and Honors
He earned numerous honors and awards during his military service, such as the Air Force Commendation Medal and Defense Superior Service Medal, among others. Throughout this time he enjoyed working on tube radios, fostering dogs, but most importantly enjoyed the camaraderie with fellow troops.
Varga comes to Hackensack Meridian Health from Texas Health Resources where he served as chief clinical officer. At this health system, he will oversee physician enterprise to achieve optimal quality outcomes as well as co-lead Care Transformation Services.
He previously played water polo for Ujpest Dosza, Primorje, Vasas and Szolnok Vizilabda SC; currently coaches their youth team of Ferencvaros SC; has four Olympic Championship titles; as well as three gold medals from European Championships.
Varga is a longtime Cowichan Valley resident and board member of the Vancouver Island Hospital Foundation. Together with his wife, they enjoy spending time with their adult children and grandson as well as golfing, sampling bourbons and wines and traveling.
Varga is a frequently sought-after regional/national speaker on health policy, clinical performance improvement and public reporting/transparency issues. Prior to joining Hackensack Meridian Health, he served as Chief Clinical Officer for Texas Health Resources’ 25-hospital integrated healthcare system – Presbyterian in Dallas being part of this system – where they treated the first Ebola patient ever seen in America.
He has an affinity for music and plays the saxophone. As an accomplished composer and musician, he released an album under his own name. However, his personal life remains private as he does not provide many details.
Vargas keeps his personal and romantic life private, preferring not to share details regarding his current romantic status or romantic interests. At present he remains single and appears focused on expanding his TikTok career and building followership.
His family plays an integral role in his life, often sharing photos and videos with his mother and sister.
TikTok users love engaging with him as well; many enjoy responding when he asks them questions in video clips. His fans adore watching these interactions!
Vargas currently serves as Vice-Minority Investor Specialist of Safety Insurance Group Inc, making over eight trades of stock over the last nine years to increase his net worth to an estimated $3.56 Million dollar estimate. His income comes mainly from Water Polo.