Dr. Gabriela Vargas

Dr. Gabriela Vargas


Dr. Vargas earned her Medical and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Utah and the University of Utah School of Medicine. She completed a general surgery residency at the University of Utah and a Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Dr. Vargas holds a Graduate Degree in Clinical Sciences from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where she also completed a research fellowship. She is a fellow member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons.

Away from our practice, Dr. Vargas enjoys reading, hiking, skiing/snowboarding, backpacking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and pets.

Dr.  Gabriela Vargas

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I aim to build relationships that empower my patients to be active participants in their health, and health care. I do this by providing patients with educational information about their condition, and making recommendations based on their unique circumstances, so they can feel confident in their health care decisions.


  • Colorectal Surgery


  • Undergraduate Education, University of Utah, UT
  • Graduate Degree in Clinical Sciences & research Fellowship, University of Texas, TX
  • Medical School, University of Utah, UT
  • General Surgery Residency, University of Utah, UT
  • Fellowship, Louisiana State University, LA

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery

Personal Interests

  • hiking
  • skiing/snowboarding
  • backpacking & traveling
  • spending time with her husband and pets

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society Colon & Rectal Surgeons
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