Lina M. Vargas, MD, FACS, RPVI is a board-certified vascular surgeon who specializes in vascular and endovascular surgery. Dr. Vargas leads The Vascular Experts Florida, located in Windermere, Florida.
Dr. Vargas received her medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and completed her post-graduate training in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery from the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio where she also completed a Research Fellowship in Cardiac and Vascular Surgery. Prior to joining The Vascular Experts, Dr. Vargas served as Clinical Associate in the Department of Vascular Surgery at Duke University in North Carolina and after relocating to Orlando, joined the Vascular Institute of Central Florida – Florida Hospital Medical Group to offer world-class vascular surgery care to patients at Celebration Health.
Dr. Vargas has an extensive background in research and has published articles and book chapters on topics including aortic dissection, peripheral arterial disease, aneurysm treatment and management of complications, acute limb ischemia, dialysis access and arterial closure devices. She has presented her research in the United States as well as internationally. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society and Women in Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Vargas holds privileges at Advent Health and is a distinguished member of the Pan American Medical Association as well as the Colombo American Medical Association, prestigious medical associations in the Central Florida area. Dr. Vargas is the only female, Spanish-speaking, Board-certified Vascular Surgeon in the Greater Orlando area.
Cleveland Clinic – Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Research Fellowship
Medical Education – Pontificia Universidad Javeriana: Doctor of Medicine and Surgery
Internship – Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, OH – Vascular Surgery
Residency – Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, OH – Vascular Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
North Carolina Medical License
Florida Medical License
American College of Surgeons
Society for Vascular Surgery
American Venous Forum
Florida Vascular Society
Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Society
Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society
Women in Thoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery Network