Stephen J. Vega, MD

Stephen J. Vega, MD

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Appointment: (585) 383-4040

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Patient Care Bio

Dr. Stephen Vega is a board-certified, nationally recognized plastic surgeon. A true leader in the field, Dr. Vega has pioneered techniques and treatments in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

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.

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 Center07/01/2002 - 06/30/2004
Internship in Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center06/25/1999 - 07/01/2000