Dr. Richard Vagley, MD – Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Dr. Richard T. Vagley

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. Richard Thomas Vagley - 40 Years Experience

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery | Member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

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 40 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

Total years in practice: 40

1980

Fellowship, American College of Surgeons

1977

Certification, American Board of Plastic Surgery

1974-1976

Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

1971-1974

General Surgery Residency, Georgetown University Medical Center

1969-1971

Lieutenant, US Navy Medical Corps

1968-1969

Internship, The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

1964-1968

Jefferson Medical College

1963-1966

The Pennsylvania State University

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