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Sara Oakes Vargas, M.D.

, Harvard Medical School

Academic Activities:

300 Longwood Ave.

Boston,MA 02115
Education and Training:

Medical School - : University of Vermont College Of Medicine M.D.
Residency 7/1/94 - 6/30/98 : Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship 7/1/98 - 6/30/99 : Children's Hospital Boston

Clinical Specialties:
  • Pulmonary Pathology
Research Interests: Publication:
  1. Rodriguez KH, Vargas S, Robson C, Perez-Atayde A, Shamberger R, McGill TJ, Healy GB, Rahbar R. Pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2007;71:1717-23.
  2. Gleason BC, Vargas SO. Immunosuppression-related fibroproliferative polyps: A substantial subset of acquired pediatric mucocutaneous polyps. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2007 May 7;:1 [Epub ahead of print].
  3. Rahbar R, Brown LF, Folkman J, McGill TJ, Healy GB, Liu G, Vargas SO. Role of vascular endothelial growth factor A in children with acquired airway stenosis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2007;116:430-5.
  4. Vargas SO, Perez-Atayde AR, Padwa BL, Springer KM. Immunosuppression-related fibroproliferative polyps of the tongue. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2007;10:256-65.
  5. Rivera MN, Kim WJ, Wells J, Driscoll DR, Brannigan BW, Han M, Kim JC, Feinberg AP, Gerald WL, Vargas SO, Chin L, Iafrate AJ, Bell DW, Haber DA. An X chromosome gene, WTX, is commonly inactivated in Wilms tumor. Science 2007;315:642-5.
  6. Boyer D, Vargas SO, Slattery D, Rivera-Sanchez YM, Colin AA. Churg-Strauss syndrome in children: a clinical and pathologic review. Pediatrics 2006;118:e914-20.
  7. Riedlinger WFJ, Vargas SO, Jennings RW, Estroff JA, Barnewolt CE, Lillehei CW, Wilson JM, Colin AA, Reid LM, Kozakewich HPW. Bronchial atresia is common to extralobar sequestration, intralobar sequestration, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, and lobar emphysema. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2006;9:361-73.
  8. Vargas SO, Korpershoek E, Kozakewich HPW, de Krijger RR, Fletcher JA, Perez-Atayde AR. Cytogenetic and p53 profiles in congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation and pleuropulmonary blastoma. Pediatr Devel Pathol 2006; 9:190-5.
  9. Rahbar R, Grimmer JF, Vargas SO, Robson CD, Mack JW, Perez-Atayde AR, Marcus KJ, Grier HE, Healy GB, McGill TJ. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland in children: A 10-year experience. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2006;132:375-80.
  10. Riedlinger WFJ, Kozakewich HPW, Vargas SO. Myogenic markers in the evaluation of embryonal botryoid rhabdomyosarcoma of the female genital tract. Pediatr Devel Pathol 2006;9:361-73.
  11. Brock JE, Perez-Atayde AR, Kozakewich HPW, Richkind KE, Fletcher JA, Vargas SO. Cytogenetic aberrations in perineurioma: variation with subtype. Am J Surg Pathol 2005;29:1164-9.
  12. Vargas SO, Kozakewich HPW, Boyd TK, et al. Childhood asymmetric labium majus enlargement mimicking a neoplasm. Am J Surg Pathol 2005;29:1007-16
  13. Ackerman KG, Herron BJ, Vargas SO, Huang H, Tevosian SG, Kochilas L, Rao C, Pober BR, Babiuk RP, Epstein JA, Greer JJ, Beier DR. Fog2 is required for normal diaphragm and lung development in mice and humans. PloS Genet 2005; 1:e10.
  14. Rahbar R, Vargas SO, Folkman J, McGill TJ, Healy GB, Tan X, Brown LF. Role of vascular endothelial growth factor-A in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2005;114:289-95.
  15. Vargas SO, Kozakewich HPW, Perez-Atayde AR, McAdam AJ. Pathology of human metapneumovirus infection: insights into the pathogenesis of a newly identified respiratory virus. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2004;7:478-86.
  16. Davis IJ, Hsi BL, Arroyo JD, Vargas SO, et al. Cloning of an Alpha-TFEB fusion in renal tumors harboring the t(6;11)(p21;q13) chromosome translocation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2003;100:6051-6.
  17. Vargas SO, Perez-Atayde AR, Gonzalez-Crussi F, Kozakewich HPW. Giant-cell angioblastoma: three additional occurrences of a distinct pathologic entity. Am J Surg Pathol 2001; 25:185-96.
  18. Vargas SO, Nose V, Fletcher JA, Perez-Atayde AR. Gains of chromosome 8 are confined to mesenchymal components in pleuropulmonary blastoma. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2001; 4:434-45
  19. Vargas SO, French CA, Faul PN, et al. Upper respiratory tract carcinoma with chromosomal translocation 15;19: Evidence for a distinct disease entity of young patients with a rapidly fatal course. Cancer 2001; 92:1195-1203
  20. Vargas SO. Fibrous umbilical polyp: a distinct fasciitis-like proliferation of early childhood with a marked male predominance. Am J Surg Pathol 2001; 25:1438-42.
<June 2019>

<Monday, June 24, 2019>
8:00 AM

Cotran Conference Center
8:00 AM

Autopsy suite
9:00 AM

Clinical Lab conference room
3:00 PM

Dammin signout suite
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