Nicolas Goldaracena

Nicolas Goldaracena, MD

Primary Location:
Transplant Center

4th Floor

1300 Jefferson Park Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Clinical Practice:
Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplant- Pediatric
Associate Professor

Nicolas Goldaracena, MD, serves as surgical director of the UVA Living Donor Liver Transplant Program and UVA Pediatric Liver Transplant Program. He joined UVA in 2019, bringing a unique set of skills with special training in living donor liver transplantation, pediatric liver transplantation and complex hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery to address benign and malignant diseases of the liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gallbladder.

His clinical practice focuses on living donor hepatectomy, living donor liver transplantation, pediatric liver transplant, and liver cancer and pancreatic surgery. 

Dr. Goldaracena’s research is focused on clinical outcomes of adult and pediatric liver transplantation. He has a special interest in increasing the donor organ pool and reducing mortality among those on liver transplant waiting lists by advancing living donor liver transplantation.

His research interests also include living donor safety and the outcome of and access to transplantation for patients suffering from primary or metastatic liver cancer.

 His highly specialized training includes:

  • Fellowship training in hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) and transplant surgery at Hospital Alemán of Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Two-year research fellowship at the Toronto Organ Preservation Laboratory

  • Two-year clinical fellowship in abdominal organ transplantation and HPB surgical oncology at the University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Goldaracena’s research efforts in living donor liver transplantation, living donor safety and ex-vivo liver perfusion (an investigational technique to improve organ preservation) have resulted in numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and a number of awards and grants.

Facultad de Ciencias Biomedicas - Universidad Austral
Hospital Aleman de Buenos Aires
University of Toronto Hospital Aleman de Buenos Aires