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Synergex Med Inc

  • 10760 Warner Ave STE 102
  • Fountain Valley, CA 92708
  • Phone: (562) 414-4452

Post-Graduate Medical Practice

University of California San Francisco in San Francisco, California May 2024-Present

• Academic Clinical Instructor, Volunteer and Per Diem Anesthesiologist

Silicon Valley Comprehensive Pain Inc in Fremont, CA June 2023 – Present

• Founding Partner for comprehensive pain management services in the Bay Area

Synergex Med, Inc in Fremont, Redwood Shores, and San Jose, CA February 2021 – Present

• Independent Physician for Pain Management focused on telemedicine.
• Designated Bay Area Lead Physician to coordinate physicians, patients, and facilities

Vituity Healthcare and Medical Staffing Services in Fremont, California May 2021 – Present

• Partner Anesthesiologist at Washington Hospital and affiliated practices in the Bay Area.
• Provided solo anesthesia coverage for a variety of inpatient and outpatient procedures.
• Provided perioperative and pain management consultation services.

The Henry Ford Medical Group in Detroit, Michigan August 2020 – April 2021

• Senior Staff Physician in the Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Perioperative Medicine.

• Supervised resident physicians, nurse anesthetists, and nurse practitioners.

Surgery Center Leadership

Cull Canyon Surgery Center in Castro Valley, CA January 2024-Present

• Chief Medical Officer.
• Oversaw accreditation survey, staffing, quality improvement.

Bay Surgery Center LLC in San Jose, CA July 2023 – Present

• President, Chief Medical Officer.
• Oversaw quality improvement.


• Qualified Medical Evaluator, Division of Worker’s Compensation 03/2024-Present

• Anesthesiology, ABA Certified 05/01/2021-12/31/2031

• Pain Medicine, ABA Certified 05/01/2021-12/31/2031

• California Fluoroscopy License Expires 12/2025


University of California San Francisco in San Francisco, California July 2016 – July 2020

• Chronic Pain Fellowship – Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care. July 2020

• Anesthesia Residency – Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care. June 2019

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals – Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 2015 – June 2016

• Transitional year resident.

Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin August 2011 – May 2015

• Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.

The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia August 2005 – May 2010

• Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biology May 2010

• Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology May 2009

• Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society, Dean’s list recipient, four-year recipient of the HOPE Scholarship.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

American Board of Anesthesiology Basic Exam – Top 10th Percentile June 2017

Teaching Award for Outstanding Medical Student Education, St Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 2016

Millman Award for Outstanding Medical Degree Candidate – Finalist May 2015

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA) March 2014 – Present

Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society July 2008-May 2010

Dean’s List Recipient May 2008-May 2010

HOPE Scholarship Recipient August 2005-May 2009


MCW Medical Student Tutoring Program August 2012 – May 2015 Student Tutor
• Tutored M1 Molecules to Cells course and the M2 Reproductive and Endocrine unit.
• Developed notes and outlines, wrote practice questions, and presented summarized class material.

USMLE Step 1 Tutoring Program October 2013 – May 2014 Step 1 Tutor
• Provided Step 1 preparation strategies to an assigned group of M2 students.
• Gave helpful hints with mnemonics and taught Step 1 relevant material.

Examkrackers Test Preparation in Atlanta, Georgia October 2010 – July 2011 MCAT Course Instructor
• Produced detailed lecture notes and lesson plans pertaining to the Medical College Admissions Test.

• Taught MCAT physics and chemistry to pre-medical students two nights per week.

Division of Academic Enhancement in Athens, Georgia May 2009 – July 2010 Science Tutor
• Tutored twenty to thirty undergraduate students per week in biological and physical sciences.
• Certified Level One and Two tutor by the College Reading and Learning Association.

Basic and Clinical Science Research

MCW Department of Pediatric Surgery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin May 2012 – May 2014 Research Student
• Designed experimental protocol relevant to cardiovascular research in a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded study. • Collected and utilized data for future experiments.
• Presented a poster summarizing findings for Summer Research Day.

Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia July 2010 – July 2011 Endocrinology Clinical Research Trainee
• Aided the principal investigator and project coordinator in implementing their protocol on diabetes research. • Performed clerical duties associated with project development and institutional review board approval.

UGA Department of Biochemistry in Athens, Georgia May 2008 – August 2009 BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) Project Student and Laboratory Technician
• Researched the activity of bacterial enzymes for production of ethanol fuel.
• Collected and organized data to be reported to the principal investigator.

Poster Presentations and Invited Speakerships

International Anesthesia Research Society in Montreal, Quebec May 2019 Perioperative Multimodal Analgesic Regimens Decrease Hospital Length of Stay and Expedite Recovery Following Spinal Fusion Surgery
Andrew Vargas MD, Lee-Lynn Chen MD, and Solmaz Manuel MD

Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists: Medically Challenging Cases in Montreal, Quebec May 2019 Bilateral Lung Transplant in a Patient with Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome
Albert F Yen MD, Andrew Vargas MD, Kristine Breyer MD, Wendy Smith MD, and Lundy Campbell MD

American Society of Regional Anesthesiologists in Las Vegas, Nevada April 2019 Perioperative Multimodal Analgesic Regimens Decrease Hospital Length of Stay and Expedite Recovery Following Spinal Fusion Surgery
Andrew Vargas MD, Lee-Lynn Chen MD, and Solmaz Manuel MD

International Anesthesia Research Society in Chicago Illinois April 2018 The Optimum Intravenous Catheter for Massive Transfusions in Trauma; a Pragmatic In Vitro Study
Andrew Milne MBChB FRCA DMCC, Justin Teng MD, Andrew Vargas MD, and Adam Collins MD

American Society of Anesthesiologists: Medically Challenging Cases in Boston, Massachusetts October 2017 Urgent Intracranial Biopsy in an Adult with Unrepaired Congenital Heart Disease: The Challenge of Pulmonary Atresia Andrew Vargas MD, Kristina Sullivan MD, Stephen D Weston MD, and Michael Bokoch MD, PhD

Western Anesthesia Resident’s Conference in Portland, Oregon April 2017 Respiratory Failure, Metabolic Acidosis, Hypotension, and Fluid Overload Caused by Bladder Fluid Irrigation during HoLEP Andrew Vargas MD and Patricia Roth MD

Medical Student Summer Research Day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin September 2012 Determining Binding Interactions Between Extracellular Matrix Proteins and Lipoprotein Molecules by Surface Plasmon Resonance: A Novel Approach
Andrew Vargas and Kirkwood Pritchard PhD

Volunteer, Activities and Leadership

Medical Humanities Interest Group August 2011 – May 2015 Co-President
• Researched and provided topics of discussion for bi-monthly meetings.
• Organized meetings that included students and faculty.
• Discussed articles and art related to practice of medicine.
• Attended the Memory Arts Project for Senior Citizens.
Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured August 2011 – May 2015 Student Volunteer
• Interviewed and examined clinic patients, and then presented cases to attending physicians.
• Instructed first and second year students in basic clinical practice as a junior medical student.
• Worked with patients, pre-clinical students, and faculty over twelve half-days at free clinic.
Applicant Host Program August 2011 – March 2013 Applicant Host
• Hosted applicant for the night before their interview.
• Participated in Thursday night student question and answer panel.

Nonclinical Work Experience

YMCA Camp High Harbour in Clayton, Georgia May 2003 – May 2011 Extended Season Services Staff
• Coordinated camp programs to Girl Scout camps, Boy Scout camps, and high school retreats.
• Directed junior staff members in maintaining a clean and active camp environment.
Media Program Director • Performed administrative and technical duties related to the operations of audio and visual systems. • Produced a weekly movie and slide show from video and images recorded during the week.
Cabin Counselor • Worked with staff members, program directors, and professional staff to maintain a safe and fun camp environment. • Certified in CPR, first aid, and water safety for the duration of employment.
UGA Housing in Athens, Georgia May 2008 – July 2010 Office Assistant • Addressed the concerns of residents and their parents in person and on the telephone.
• Performed mail clerk duties and completed paperwork associated with checking residents in and out of housing. Desk Assistant • Provided customer service to residents of UGA Housing and performed clerical duties.
• Aided housing security in maintaining a safe environment for a community housing over 1,300 residents. UGA Food Services in Athens, Georgia May 2006 – December 2007 Student Services Provider
• Prepared food items and maintained a clean environment for patrons of the UGA meal plan.
• Received training in sanitary preparation and quality control of food.