Roberto L. Vargas, MD

Assistant Laboratory Director for the RGH Elmgrove Laboratory

Specialty: Pathology And Laboratory Medicine
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

About Me

Credentials and Certifications
Board Certifications
  • 2015, Pathology - Clinical Pathology And Laboratory Medicine, American Board of Pathology
  • 11/2004-10/2006, University of Rochester
  • 7/1999-10/2004, University of Rochester
Medical Education
  • 1999, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Dr. Vargas' fellowship training focused on molecular diagnostics as applied to Microbiology, Oncology and human genetics. At the completion of his fellowship Dr. Vargas joined the RGH Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and assumed duties as Assistant Laboratory Director responsible for Microbiology, Chemistry, Molecular Diagnostics and Point of Care Testing. In 2016 Dr. Vargas became the Laboratory Director and Acting Chair of Pathology for Unity Hospital. In 2017 he was named Associate System Chair for Acute Care Labs and Pathology, a newly created position within the integrated laboratory service line. Dr. Vargas serves as the Department Liaison to the RRH Clinical and Medical Informatics clinical groups, working to optimize the capabilities of Care Connect. Dr. Vargas serves as the Department liaison to the Excellus Medical Policy committee and as a member of the Rochester Regional Health Laboratories Clinical Pathology Council. Dr.Vargas is a member of the Core Faculty for the RGH Clinical Laboratory Technology program and serves as the Program Medical Director. Dr. Vargas is interested in all aspects of laboratory diagnostics and has been instrumental in optimizing diagnostic capabilities and turnaround times in various areas of the laboratory. He also works closely with Infectious Diseases faculty, Infection Control and the RRH Antibiotic Stewardship Program. Dr. Vargas likewise serves as the system subject matter expert for Microbiology and will continue as an Assistant Laboratory Director for the RGH Elmgrove Laboratory, overseeing ambulatory Microbiology.

Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish


Locations and Directions

Main Location RGH Department of Pathology 1425 Portland Ave
Box 400
Rochester, NY 14621
Office Phone: (585) 922-4121
Driving Directions Currently Not Accepting New Patients
Unity ACM Medical Laboratory, Inc. 160 Elmgrove Park
Rochester, NY 14624
Office Phone: (585) 429-2218
Driving Directions Currently Not Accepting New Patients
United Memorial Medical Center 127 North St
North St Laboratory
Batavia, NY 14020
Office Phone: (585) 344-5459
Driving Directions Currently Not Accepting New Patients
Newark Wayne Pathology 1200 Driving Park Ave
Newark, NY 14513
Office Phone: (315) 332-2211
Driving Directions Currently Not Accepting New Patients
Clifton Springs Hospital and Lab 2 Coulter Rd
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
Office Phone: (315) 462-1600
Driving Directions Currently Not Accepting New Patients

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Aetna Healthcare
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Beacon Health (Value Options) Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Corvel (formerly CareIQ)
  • ElderONE
  • Emblem Health
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS)
  • Fidelis Care
  • Fidelis Care Medicare Plans
  • First Niagara Business Works (Key Insurance)
  • Highmark BCBS
  • Independent Health Commercial/Medicare
  • Lifetime Benefits (RMSCO)
  • Magnacare
  • Martin 's Point (US Family Health Plan)
  • Medicare
  • MetraComp
  • Molina Healthcare Plans
  • Multi Plan
  • MVP Healthcare
  • NY Medicaid
  • OneCall Medical
  • Pomco
  • The Empire Plan (United HealthCare)
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Healthcare
  • Veterans Administration (VA)
  • Wellcare of NY / Today 's Option

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