Stephen J. Vega, M.D.

Stephen J. Vega, M.D.

Contact Information

Vega Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery
Parkview Office Park
1050 Pittsford-Victor Road
Pittsford, NY 14534

Appointment: (585) 383-4040

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Patient Care Bio

Dr. Stephen Vega is originally a native of California but has been on the East Coast for eighteen years. He completed his undergraduate studies at Amherst College and went on for medical school to the University of Pennsylvania on a 21st Century Scholarship; a prestigious full tuition merit based award. He did his plastic surgery residency and medical training at the University of Rochester. He completed a fellowship in microsurgery and breast reconstruction under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph M. Serletti.

After training, Dr. Vega remained on the academic faculty at the University of Rochester where he was dedicated to advancing the field of breast cancer reconstruction. Dr. Vega has had specialized interest in new surgeries such as the SIEA and TUG-gracilis flaps that use microsurgical technique for breast cancer reconstruction. His work resulted in numerous publications in leading medical journals and presentations at national plastic surgery meetings. He has served on national panels of his colleagues as an expert in breast reconstruction and has spoken at breast cancer forums. Dr. Vega is a member of the following associations: American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery (NESPS), American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons (ASRM).

Dr. Vega has been privileged to meet and get to know the stories of his many patients and their families. Now, after four years as faculty at the University, he has decided to open his own private practice. This will allow him to better care for his patients in both cosmetic and reconstructive microsurgery. He remains committed providing excellent service to his patients and referring physicians in the Greater Rochester community. He looks forward to making your plastic surgery experience a satisfying one with beautiful, natural looking results.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Ivy Society Plastic Surgery Research Conference, Second Place, Philadelphia, 1998 1998
Twenty-first Century Scholar, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Four year full-tuition merit scholarship, 1994 1994
SWAHAP Scholarship, 4 year medical school scholarship, 1994 1994
SPAEP Undergraduate Internship Honor Award, U. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1990 1990
LULAC Texas State and National College Scholarship, 1989 1989


Plastic Surgery - American Board of Plastic Surgery


MS- Masters in Health Science Business Administration | University of Rochester, Simon School of Business2007
MD | Medicine | Univ Pennsylvania Sch Medicine1999
BA | Anthropology | Amherst College1993

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center06/01/2004 - 12/31/2004
Residency in Plastic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/2000 - 05/31/2004
Internship in Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center06/25/1999 - 07/01/2000