Victor P. Carlo Vargas, M.D., FCAP

INTEGRATED PATHOLOGY

Torre Medica Auxilio Mutuo
Ste. 401 Ponce de Leon Ave.#735
Hato Rey, P.R. 00917

Work Tel. 787-296-8394

Mailing Address: PO Box 1996,
Trujillo Alto, PR 00977

E-mail: vcarlo@ipathpr.com

Languages: English and Spanish

Education

Year Degree Institution
1994 Premedical studies University of Puerto Rico

1998 Medical Doctor University of Puerto Rico

Postdoctoral Training

Year Program Institution

  • 1998-2002 Pathology residency Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Harvard Medical School
  • 2002-2003 Surgical Pathology Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Fellowship Harvard Medical School
  • 2003-2004 Breast Pathology Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Fellowship Harvard Medical School

Licensure and Certification

Year Type

  • 1996 USMLE Step I
  • 1997 USMLE Step II
  • 2001 USMLE Step III
  • 2003 Massachusetts Medical License
  • 2003 Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology
  • 2003 Board Certified in Clinical Pathology
  • 2004 Fellow of the College of American Pathologists
  • 2004 Puerto Rico Medical License
  • 2013 Certificado de Necesidad y Convenciencia (CNC- PR 13-057) for Integrated Pathology, P.S.C, Dr. Victor P.Carlo Vargas, President
  • 2013 Pathology/ Histopathology PR Health Department License #1291

Hospital or Affiliated Institution Appointments

Year Title

  • 1999 Chief Resident in Clinical Pathology
    BIDMC, Harvard Medical School
  • 2002 Chief Resident in Anatomic Pathology
  • BIDMC, Harvard Medical School
  • 2006 Moderator, Hands on Breast Pathology Workshop
  • 12th Puerto Rico Breast Cancer Conference
  • 2006 – 2012 Technical Director Anatomic Pathology
  • Hospital Auxilio Mutuo, San Juan, PR / 2007-2012 Chief, Pathology Section
  • Department of Surgery /Hospital Pavia Hato Rey
  • 2013 President, Integrated Pathology, P.S.C. /Laboratory Director

Major Professional Assignments

Year Name of Committee

  • 1999 Residency Teaching Committee BIDMC – Harvard Medical School Member
  • 2002 Residency Teaching Committee BIDMC- Harvard Medical School Member
  • 2003 Residency Selection/ Interview Committee BIDMC- Harvard Medical School
  • 2005 – Present Puerto Rico Breast Cancer Conference Steering Committee
  • 2012 Speaker, Puerto Rico Breast Cancer Conference
  • 2007-2012 Executive Committee; Hospital Pavía Hato Rey
  • 2013 Director, Integrated Pathology, P.S.C.
  • 2019 Pathologist (professional services) for University of Miami Organ Procurement Organization

Professional Societies

  • 1995 American Medical Association Member
  • 1999 – College of American Pathologists Member
  • 2000- United States and Canadian Academy of Pathologists Member
  • 2005 Academia Puertorriqueña de Patología Member

Awards and Honors

  • 1992 – 1994 Dean’s List, University of Puerto Rico, School of Natural Sciences
  • 1992 Golden Key National Honor Society, USA
  • 1993 Nomination to All-American Scholar Collegiate Award, USA
  • 1998 Mayaguez Medical Center Award in Internal Medicine (Doctoral)
  • 1998 Nomination to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (Doctoral)
  • 2013 Med Achievement Awards – The Legacy. This award is selcted to outstanding physicians for their character, professionalism, and competency in addition to their commitment to their patients and their community.
  • 2013-2016 Doctor’s Choice Award

Research Activities

Tissue Procurement Core: Joint partnership Ponce School of Medicine, Moffit Cancer Center, Hospital Auxilio Mutuo
Role: Principal Investigator

Expression of SMARCAD1 helicase in human mammary carcinoma
Role: Co-Investigator, 2003

Myoepithelial cell markers in solid and cystic papillary lesions of the breast
Role: Co-Investigator, 2003-2004

Immunohistochemical expression of high and low molecular weight cytokeratins in columnar cell lesions of the breast
Role: Co-Investigator, 2002-2003

Effect of relative humidity and mass-to-surface ration on vocalization patterns of E. coqui
Co-Investigator, 1990

Effect of epithelial growth factor on the jejunal mucosa of unweaned pigs
Role: Research Apprentice, 1988

Major Publications

Collins L, Carlo VP, Schnitt S, et al. Intracystic papillary carcinoma of the breast. American Journal of Surgical Pathology 30:8,2006.

Abstracts

M. Cotto, J. Toro, V. Carlo, R. Vaquer, O. A. Pavia, M. Bruno, E. Rivera, M. M. Echenique, V. Negron, F. Cabanillas Comparison of first course PET scan against fourth course MRI for early detection of poor responders to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for breast cancer (BC). American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2010.

Carlo VP, et al. Can absence of high molecular weight cytokeratin expression be used as a marker of atypia in columnar cell lesion of the breast? 92nd Annual United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Washington, D.C. 2003

Carlo VP, Badovinac R, Drews R, Schnitt S, Adra C. SMARCAD1 protein is underexpressed in invasive breast cancer. 94th Annual American Association for Cancer Research, Toronto, Canada, 2003.

Carlo VP, Can myoepithelial cell markers be used to distinguish in situ from invasive papillary carcinoma of the breast?. 95th Annual United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology,Vancouver, Canada, 2004.

Speaker in Professional Conferences

20th Puerto Rico Breast Cancer Conference.
Title: Papillary lesions of the breast: diagnostic pitfalls and clinical implications. 2012

20th Puerto Rico Breast Cancer Conference.
Title: Prognostic significance of ki67 index in breast carcinoma. 2012

American College of Surgeons,61st annual meeting, Puerto Rico Chapter.
Title: Pathology of breast carcinoma after neoadjuvant chemotherapy; March, 2011.

Residency Teaching Conference, UPR School of Medicine
Title: Pathology of breast carcinoma in the neoadjuvant setting, 2009

Academia Puertorriqueña de Patología, San Juan, PR.
Title: Columnar cell lesions and papillary lesions of the breast, August, 2008.

Hospital Episcopal San Lucas, Ponce, PR. Department of Surgery Workshop, 2007.
Title: Histologic evaluation of sentinel lymph nodes.

Hospital Concepcion, San German, PR. Department of Surgery Workshop,
Title: Histologic evaluation of sentinel lymph nodes. 2007.

12th Puerto Rico Breast Cancer Conference.
Title: Hands on breast pathology workshop. 2006.

Auxilio Mutuo Hospital, Tumor Board Grand Rounds.
Title: Histopathologic prognostic factors in breast carcinoma, 2006.

Residency Teaching Conference. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Title: Columnar cell lesions of the breast. 2004.

Residency Teaching Conference. Children’s Hospital, Boston, Harvard Medical School, Post transplantation smooth muscle tumors, 2002.

Roberto J. Santiago-Méndez, MU, DABR
José A. Lozada-Costas, M.D., Hematology, Oncology
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