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John Yarger, MD

John Yarger, MD

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(423) 431-2477

Physician Profile


I grew up in Colorado and Southern California, but I was brought to Johnson City by the opportunity to help build up the trauma critical care division at Johnson City Medical Center. Trauma and surgical critical care provide an extremely challenging and equally rewarding opportunity to take care of very sick patients. The most rewarding times are when that care is life-saving, such as in a trauma situation. The trust put in me by my patients, most of whom are complete strangers, is something that I take very seriously. It is this trust to do the right thing that is the basis for my practice, my study and my decisions in the operating room. My wife and I have three awesome kids: Derek, Savannah and Sydney. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family. We love to go to movies and out to eat. My wife and I especially enjoy taking trips to Asheville. I also enjoy technology, computers and weight training.



  • Johnson City Medical Center
    400 N. State of Franklin Road
    Johnson City, TN 37604

Physician Groups

  • Mountain States Medical Group - Trauma Services
    408 N. State of Franklin Road
    Suite 31A
    Johnson City, TN 37604

Credentials & Education

Medical School

Medical Education
  • University of Toledo College of Medicine
  • Danbury Hospital (General Surgery) Danbury, CT
  • Danbury Hospital (General Surgery) Danbury, CT
  • University of Missouri (Surgical Critical Care), Columbia, MO
Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery)