Maria “Victoria” Vargas, M.D., M.Sc., is the director of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery for Johns Hopkins Medicine in the National Capital Region. She completed subspecialty training focused on complex gynecologic surgery using minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopic, robotic and hysteroscopic gynecologic procedures such as adnexal surgery, myomectomy, excision of endometriosis, and total and subtotal laparoscopic hysterectomy. Dr. Vargas also performs reversal of tubal ligation, tubal reconstruction, and a procedure newly approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat uterine fibroids, called laparoscopic and ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation. An expert in surgery for fertility preservation and to treat advanced endometriosis, Dr. Vargas works collaboratively with specialists in pelvic floor physical therapy, sexual health, pain medicine and integrative medicine, and with colorectal and urology colleagues to help ensure the best outcomes for her patients.
Dr. Vargas completed specialty training in the Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital integrated residency program in obstetrics and gynecology. She then completed a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at the George Washington University, where she also attended medical school and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.