Contact Info

Premier Medical Group
243 North Road, Suite 304
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

(845) 471-9410

(845) 471-7943


Peter M. Varunok, M.D., FACG

Gastroenterologist, Poughkeepsie


Dr. Peter M. Varunok is a board certified gastroenterologist. He completed medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College in Brooklyn, completed  his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and his fellowship at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. Dr. Varunok has a strong interest in diseases of the liver, with many years of experience in clinical trials in liver research. He is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). He is the Principal Investigator for all of our Hepatitis C studies, is primary Hepatologist for Premier Medical Group, and is Medical Director of Clinical Research for the GI Division of Premier Medical Group.

Dr. Varunok remains active in community affairs, serves on the Speakers Bureau for Hepatitis C and is dedicated to supplying health care to all those in need. In the past, he has visited Arequipa, Peru for a Medical Mission. He was elected Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association and is a member of the American Association of the Study of Liver Disease, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American College of Physicians, New York State, and the Dutchess County Medical Society. He joined the practice in 1993.

area of expertise

  • Hepatitis B & C
  • Hepatology
  • Cirrhosis
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Fatty liver and NASH
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (Cholangiopathy)-PBC
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
  • Esophageal/Gastric Varices
  • Pre liver transplant evaluation
  • Liver disease research

Hospital Affiliations

Vassar Brothers Medical Center
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center
241 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

board certification

Diplomate of the American Board of Gastroenterology

Professional Medical Societies

  • Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, AASLD
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Physicians
  • New York State Medical Society
  • Dutchess County Medical Society


Fellowship Gastroenterology, 1991-1993
New York Medical College – Valhalla, NY

Residency, 1988-1991
Mount Sinai Hospital – New York, NY

Medical School, 1984-1988
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College – Brooklyn, NY