Eduardo Vega, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgery

Eduardo Vega
72 E. Concord Street


Dr. Vega, is a Hepato-Bilio-Pancreatic surgeon in the Department of Surgery at Saint Elizabeth Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery BUSM. After completing residency in general surgery at Hospital Sotero del Rio, Santiago, Chile, Dr Vega served as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Surgical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from 2017 to 2019. Later, Dr Vega moved to Boston, Massachusetts to complete a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery at Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Tufts University. This experience lead to multiple publications that found innovative prognostic solutions for gallbladder cancer and pancreatic cancer which are being applied to clinical practice at MD Anderson and in Chile today.
Dr. Vega’s current research focuses on novel techniques/technologies to treat complex liver and pancreas cancer. In this context, he designed multiple innovative techniques for HPB disease that use 3D reconstruction software. This work has produced multiple publications in Annals Surgical Oncology and other peer-review journals. This reciprocal relationship between clinical surgery and research is a primary focus for Dr. Vega’s with an ultimate goal of applying innovative solutions to healthcare needs, especially in geographic areas with limited health resources.
Dr. Vega is currently a member of several national and international organizations including The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and a combined member of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. In the future, Dr. Vega hopes to remain active as both an academic clinical surgeon and a translational researcher.


  • Published on 4/2/2024

    Vega EA, Martí-Cruchaga P, Salehi O, Benito A, Zozaya G, López-Olaondo L, Lapuente F, Rotellar F. Enucleation of Sporadic Insulinoma in the Posterior Side of the Head of the Pancreas: The Retrolaparoscopic Approach. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 Apr 02. PMID: 38565752.

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  • Published on 3/13/2024

    Salirrosas O, Vega EA, Panettieri E, Harandi H, Kozyreva O, Ghanta S, Conrad C. Solid Pseudopapillary Tumor of the Pancreas: Is Enucleation Safe? Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 Mar 13. PMID: 38480561.

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  • Published on 3/12/2024

    Salirrosas O, Vega EA, Panettieri E, Salehi O, Kozyreva O, Harandi H, Ganta S, Conrad C. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with pancreatic cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2024 Mar 12. PMID: 38570231.

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  • Published on 2/29/2024

    Salirrosas O, Kawahara W, Vega EA, Bhargava R, Salehi O, Conrad C. ASO Author Reflections: Lymph Node Station 16 Status-Becoming a Student of Your Patients' Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 May; 31(5):3031-3032. PMID: 38424261.

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  • Published on 2/28/2024

    Salirrosas O, Harandi H, Vega EA, Chirban AM, Conrad C. Laparoscopic Caudate Resection and Perihepatic Inflammation: Do We Have All the Tools We Need? Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 May; 31(5):3110-3111. PMID: 38416346.

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  • Published on 2/27/2024

    Mellado S, Chirban AM, Shapera E, Rivera B, Panettieri E, Vivanco M, Conrad C, Sucandy I, Vega EA. Innovations in surgery for gallbladder cancer: A review of robotic surgery as a feasible and safe option. Am J Surg. 2024 Feb 27. PMID: 38443272.

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  • Published on 2/27/2024

    Kawahara W, Vega EA, Salehi O, Mellado S, Salirrosas O, Freeman R, Panettieri E, Conrad C. Laparoscopic Dissection of Lymph Node Station 16-Why and How? Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 May; 31(5):3003-3004. PMID: 38411760.

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  • Published on 2/14/2024

    Salirrosas O, Harandi H, Vega EA, Chirban AM, Conrad C. Laparoscopic Caudate Resection: How to Safely Manage the Spiegel/IVC Interface. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 May; 31(5):3098-3099. PMID: 38353797.

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  • Published on 1/23/2024

    Panettieri E, Vega EA, Salirrosas O, Harandi H, Kozyreva O, Mellado S, Conrad C. Does adjuvant treatment improve survival in R1 resected perihilar cholangiocarcinoma? The risk of overtreatment. J Gastrointest Surg. 2024 Jan 23. PMID: 38577811.

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  • Published on 1/1/2024

    Panettieri E, Vega EA, Salirrosas O, Ogiso S, Geller D, Conrad C. Global practice patterns of preoperative image reconstruction for liver surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2024 Jan; 28(1):26-32. PMID: 38353071.

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