Angie G Nishio-Lucar

Angie G Nishio-Lucar, MD

Primary Location:
Transplant Center

4th Floor

1300 Jefferson Park Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:


ABMS Certification:
Internal Medicine; Nephrology
Research Interests:

Non-infectious complications in the renal patient, barriers to transplantation, obesity and transplantation

Clinical Practice:
Pancreas Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Care


Associate Professor
Dr. Angie Nishio-Lucar is an Associate Professor of Medicine and transplant nephrologist. She is the Medical Director of the Living Kidney Donor Transplant Program and the Fellowship Director of the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship. 
Dr. Angie Nishio-Lucar was born in Lima, Peru, where she spent her childhood, completed her undergraduate education and medical school in one of the most sought after Institutions. Her residency in internal medicine took place at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, followed by a fellowship in nephrology and transplant nephrology at the University of Virginia. She joined the UVA faculty in 2013.
In her clinical work, Dr. Angie Nishio-Lucar specializes in living kidney donor transplantation as well as racial and ethnic disparities in kidney transplantation. She also has a clinical interest in transitions of care, such as pediatric transplant patients transitioning into adulthood, as well as transplantation of the morbidly obese. Dr. Nishio-Lucar’s research interests include health care disparities in racial-ethnic minorities with a focus on the Hispanic community and their challenges surrounding access to transplantation and to living kidney donation.  Her overarching goal is to make transplant accessible to everyone regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity/race or immigration status. She was awarded the Department of Medicine clinical excellence award in 2018.
Outside of work, Dr. Nishio enjoys spinning, photography and cooking for friends and family. Most importantly, she loves spending time and discovering the world with her family — her two young daughters and husband, who is a movement disorders specialist in private practice.
  • DOM Clinical Care Excellence award 2018


Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia 2005
Henry Ford Health System (Internal Medicine) 2010
University of Virginia (Nephrology) 2012; University of Virginia (Transplant Nephrology) 2013