Dr. Richard Vagley, a native of Western Pennsylvania is a board certified plastic surgeon. Furthermore, he belongs to the inaugural class of students who underwent an accelerated medical/pre-medical program sponsored jointly by The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) and Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College) of Philadelphia. As a result, this program allowed Dr. Vagley to graduate from medical school at the age of 22, which he considers a great achievement. What followed was an Internship at The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh; service as a Lieutenant in the US Navy Medical Corps; a Residency in General Surgery at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC; and finally a Residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
Subsequently, Dr. Vagley became certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1977 and, in 1980, he became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Vagley is the former medical director of The Pittsburgh Institute of Plastic Surgery (PIPS), and in that capacity, he is particularly proud of his establishment of “PIPSqueaks,” a non-profit corporation funded directly by Dr. Vagley. PIPSqueaks provided free corrective plastic surgical care to disadvantaged children who needed but could not afford such care.
Furthermore, Dr. Vagley brings over 44 years of experience and currently focuses his practice on aesthetic (“cosmetic”) surgery of the face, breasts, and body. Additionally, he is a longtime member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), which restricts its membership to Board Certified Plastic Surgeons primarily engaged in aesthetic surgery.
Dr. Richard Vagley’s Career Journery
Fellowship, American College of Surgeons
Certification, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
General Surgery Residency, Georgetown University Medical Center
Lieutenant, US Navy Medical Corps
Internship, The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
Jefferson Medical College
The Pennsylvania State University