Dr. Vega completed his medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, followed ...
Dr. Vega completed his medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by plastic surgery residency at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and then a microsurgery fellowship specializing in breast surgery with Dr. Joseph M. Serletti. He continued his work as an assistant professor at the University Medical Center for 5 years as a faculty surgeon.
During this time, Dr. Vega focused his efforts on improving breast surgery practices and procedures. His work on microsurgical techniques for breast reconstruction have helped advance the field of breast surgery.
After 5 years at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Stephen opened his private practice so that he could offer his patients personalized care. His driving goal is to consistently provide the best and most cutting edge plastic surgery in a more intimate setting.
Throughout his career, Dr. Vega's work has been featured in numerous medical publications, and he has been honored to present at local, national and international meetings. He also dedicates time to teaching microsurgery and breast reconstruction and has directed an American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery fellowship for the last 5 years. His fellows have gone on to private practice and academic careers.
His professional affiliations include the American Association of Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the North Eastern Society of Plastic Surgery.
Plastic Surgery - American Board of Plastic Surgery
Residency & Fellowship
Fellowship, Surgery (General Surgery), University of Rochester Medical Center. 2004 - 2004
Residency, Plastic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2002 - 2004
Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), University of Rochester Medical Center. 1999 - 2000
MD | University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 1999
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
500 Consecutive free TRAM Flaps for Breast Reconstruction: A Single Surgeon's Experience.
Vega SJ; Jiang S; Sbitany H; Serletti J;.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2008; .
A Head to Head Comparison Between the MS Free TRAM and the SIEA: Is the Rate of Flap Loss Worth the Gain in Abdominal Wall Function?
Selber J; Samra r; Vega SJ; Sonnad s; Wu L; Serletti J.
Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2008; .
Vega SJ, Sbitany H, Bossert RP
Journal of reconstructive microsurgery.. 2007 January 23 (1):51-3. Epub 1900 01 01.
Vega SJ, Bossert RP, Serletti JM
Annals of plastic surgery.. 2006 May 56 (5):487-90; discussion 490-1. Epub 1900 01 01.
Selber JC, Kurichi JE, Vega SJ, Sonnad SS, Serletti JM
Annals of plastic surgery.. 2006 May 56 (5):492-7. Epub 1900 01 01.
Free Tissue Transfer: Comparison of Outcomes Between University Hospitals and Community Hospitals.
Jeffrey A. Gusenoff, M.D.; Stephen J. Vega, M.D.; Shao Jiang, M.D.; Amir B. Behnam, M.D.; Hani Sbitany, B.S.; H Raul Herrera, M.D.; Andrew Smith, M.D.; Joseph M. Serletti, M.D.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2006; 118(3): 671-675.
"Age-dependent Closure of Bony Defects after Frontal Orbital Advancement."
Paige KT, Vega SJ, Kelly CP, Bartlett SP, Zakai E, Jawad AF, Stouffer N, Whitaker LA.
Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2006; 118(4): 977-84.
Vega SJ, Losee JE
Journal of the American College of Surgeons.. 2003 August 197 (2):332-3. Epub 1900 01 01.
Losee JE, Selber J, Vega S, Hall C, Scott G, Serletti JM
Annals of plastic surgery.. 2002 October 49 (4):385-90. Epub 1900 01 01.
Superior Mesenteric Artery PTA for Splanchnic Angina in patient with Mid-Aortic Stenosis
Vega SJ, Roberts D, Baum R.
Journal of Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology. 1999; .
"Vastus Lateralis Free Flap for Coverage of Lower Extremity Diabetic Ulcer."
Vega, Stephen J MD, Bossert, Ronald P MD, Sbitany, Hani MD.
Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 23(1); 51-53, January 2007.
Efficacy of Preoperative Autologous Blood Donation in Free TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction
Forsberg C; Vega SJ; Hua L; Frankel M;Kirkley S; Serletti S.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. .