Wendy S. Vargas, M.D.
When I was seven years old, my brother was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Although he survived the cancer, his life has been marked by many of the same diseases I treat today as a physician. It is not a coincidence that I am a child neurologist. Having watched my brother's struggles over the decades, I have come to possess a deep level of empathy and compassion for my patients.
Dr. Wendy Vargas is an Instructor in Neurology in Pediatrics at the Weill Cornell Medical Center and an Assistant Attending Neurologist at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is board-certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology. Dr. Vargas is one of a handful of pediatric neurologists with subspecialty training in multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system.
Dr. Vargas received her Bachelor of Science at Cornell University before obtaining her MD from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency training at the Children’s Hospital in Boston. Following her residency, Dr. Vargas completed a Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She went on to complete an additional Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis and other Demyelinating Diseases at the Weill Cornell Multiple Sclerosis Center.
Her clinical interests include pediatric multiple sclerosis, acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, pediatric neuromyelitis optica, clinically isolated syndromes such as childhood optic neuritis and transverse myelitis, and other autoimmune diseases of the nervous system.