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Juan Vargas, M.D.

Obstetrician and geneticist

Dr. Juan E. Vargas is an obstetrician and geneticist at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, specializing in prenatal diagnosis, reproductive genetics, obstetric ultrasound, high-risk pregnancies, drugs and pregnancy and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. He cares for patients in San Francisco as well as at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton.

Vargas earned a medical degree from the Universidad de Chile and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UCSF and a fellowship in medical genetics at Children's Hospital, Boston. Vargas is an assistant clinical professor at the UCSF Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Treatment centers, and in the departments of radiology and obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive services. He also is director of obstetrics at San Francisco General Hospital. He is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Clinics

Prenatal Diagnostic Center
350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 810
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 476-4080
Fax: (415) 353-4077

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Universidad de Chile 1990

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Obstetrics & Gynecology 1999

Fellowships

Children's Hospital, Medical Genetics 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Rosenstein MG, Vargas JE, Drey EA. Ultrasound-guided instrumental removal of the retained placenta after vaginal delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Apr 13.
  2. Kuk JY, An JJ, Cha HH, Choi SJ, Vargas JE, Oh SY, Roh CR, Kim JH. Optimal time interval between a single course of antenatal corticosteroids and delivery for reduction of respiratory distress syndrome in preterm twins. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep; 209(3):256.e1-7.
  3. Brasic N, Warden M, Vargas JE. Conservative management of cesarean scar pregnancy with sonographically guided transvaginal methotrexate injection. J Ultrasound Med. 2013 Jun; 32(6):1061-3.
  4. Okeigwe I, Yeaton-Massey A, Kim S, Vargas JE, Murphy EJ. U-500R and aspart insulin for the treatment of severe insulin resistance in pregnancy associated with pregestational diabetes. J Perinatol. 2013 Mar; 33(3):235-8.
  5. Wong AE, Kuppermann M, Creasman JM, Sepulveda W, Vargas JE. Patient and provider attitudes toward screening for Down syndrome in a Latin American country where abortion is illegal. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2011 Dec; 115(3):235-9.
  6. Shaffer BL, Cheng YW, Vargas JE, Caughey AB. Manual rotation to reduce caesarean delivery in persistent occiput posterior or transverse position. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2011 Jan; 24(1):65-72.
  7. Jelin AC, Glenn OA, Strachowski L, Vargas JE. Membranous aplasia cutis congenita: a recognizable lesion on prenatal sonography. J Ultrasound Med. 2009 Oct; 28(10):1393-6.
  8. Vargas J, Diedrich J. Second-trimester induction of labor. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Jun; 52(2):188-97.
  9. Steinauer JE, Diedrich JT, Wilson MW, Darney PD, Vargas JE, Drey EA. Uterine artery embolization in postabortion hemorrhage. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Apr; 111(4):881-9.
  10. Angeja AC, Washington AE, Vargas JE, Gomez R, Rojas I, Caughey AB. Chilean women's preferences regarding mode of delivery: which do they prefer and why? BJOG. 2006 Nov; 113(11):1253-8.
  11. Shaffer BL, Cheng YW, Vargas JE, Laros RK, Caughey AB. Manual rotation of the fetal occiput: predictors of success and delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 May; 194(5):e7-9.
  12. Shaffer BL, Cheng YW, Vargas JE, Laros RK, Caughey AB. Face presentation: predictors and delivery route. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 May; 194(5):e10-2.

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