D r. Marga is a double-board certified Plastic/Reconstructive and General Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons with a focus on Breast Reconstruction and Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer for lymphedema.
Marga grew up on the coast of North Carolina and attended college, medical school and general surgery residency at Duke University. After completing her training, Marga elected to serve as a medical missionary in Shiprock, New Mexico where she worked as a staff surgeon at the Northern Navajo Medical Center.
In 2002, Marga was recruited to join the faculty at the University of Utah-a position she accepted when few women in Utah were undergoing breast reconstruction. As an assistant professor of surgery, Marga helped to changed this attitude. She was a founding faculty member of the Huntsman Cancer Hospital when it opened in July 2004. She performed what is believed to be the first perforator flap breast reconstruction in the state of Utah only two weeks after the cancer center opened its doors. The number of women who received breast reconstruction annually grew as she remained a faculty member in Utah.
Marga's pioneering treatments require her to work closely with insurance companies to ensure that her patients' costs are kept low while still providing them with cutting edge care.
She also recently relaunched her Web site (drmarga.com) to provide her patients and women world wide with a resource for educating themselves on breast reconstruction surgery.
Since moving to Charleston, Marga has provided care to women not only of South Carolina, but from all over the world as patients commute to the center to undergo breast reconstruction. She continues her commitment to the women of the Intermountain West by commuting to Utah on a regular basis. Additionally, she has established a presence in Chicago in order to bridge the gap for women in the Midwest and in 2009 she extended her practice to New Orleans, La.