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Dr. Richard Vagley

Total years in practice: 44

Dr. Vagley's Education

  • Undergraduate: BS, The Pennsylvania State University, 1966
  • Graduate: MD. Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College), 1968
  • Internship: The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1968-1969
  • Residency: General Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1974
  • Residency: Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1976

Board Certifications

  • Member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


Dr. Richrad Vagley is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Richard Vagley, a native of Western Pennsylvania, is delighted to be the newest addition to the very capable and talented Spectrum Aesthetics Medical Staff.  Dr. Vagley is a member of the inaugural class of students educated in an accelerated medical/pre-medical program — five calendar years instead of eight academic years — sponsored jointly by The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) and Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College) of Philadelphia, which allowed Dr. Vagley to graduate from medical school at the age of 22.  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.

Dr. Vagley became Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1977 and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1980.  Dr. Vagley is the former Medical Director of The Pittsburgh Institute of Plastic Surgery (PIPS) and, in that capacity, is particularly proud of his establishment of “PIPSqueaks”, a non-profit corporation, funded directly by Dr. Vagley, which provided free corrective plastic surgical care to disadvantaged children who needed, but could not afford, such care.

Dr. Vagley’s brings over 44 years of experience to Spectrum Aesthetics and currently focuses his practice on aesthetic (“cosmetic”) surgery of the face, breasts and body.  He is a longtime member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) whose membership is limited to Board Certified Plastic Surgeons who practice primarily 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


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