George Washington University School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital - Obstetrics & Gynecology
George Washington University - Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Maria Victoria Vargas, MD is a Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon with The GW Medical Faculty Associates and an assistant professor with The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She also works at the DC VA Medical Center where she is the Chief of Gynecology. She completed subspecialty training focused on complex gynecologic surgery using minimally invasive techniques. This includes laparoscopic, robotic, and hysteroscopic gynecologic procedures including adnexal surgery, myomectomy, excision of endometriosis, and total and subtotal laparoscopic hysterectomy. She also performs reversal of tubal ligation and a newly FDA approved procedure for uterine fibroids called laparoscopic and ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation. She has a special interest in surgery for advanced endometriosis and works collaboratively with colorectal and urology colleagues to ensure the best outcomes for her patients.

Dr. Vargas’ professional interests include resident/fellow education and medical research. She is the director of surgical education for her department and associate program director for the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. She has published her work in medical journals and has presented at national meetings for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American College of Obstetrician Gynecologists (ACOG), the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, and the AAGL – the leading international medical association for minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons.

Dr. Vargas completed her specialty training at the Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital integrated residency program in obstetrics and gynecology. She went on to complete her Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the George Washington University. She attended medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, during which she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland in College Park.


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