Luciano M Vargas, MD

Dr. VargasAssistant Professor of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
983285 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-3285, USA
Phone: 402-559-3382
Fax: 402-559-3434

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center, General Surgery, Omaha, NE

Fellowship: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Abdominal Transplant, Omaha, NE

Board Certification: Board Certified in Critical Care

Academic Appointment: Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Specialty Interests: Clinical interests focus on liver and intestinal transplantation, neuroendocrine tumors, pancreatobiliary disorders, and auto islet cell transplants.


  1. Mercer DF, Hobson BD, Gerhardt BK, Grant WJ, Vargas LM, Langnas AN, Quiros-Tejeira RE. Serial transverse enteroplasty allows children with short bowel to wean from parenteral nutrition. J Pediatr. 2013 Oct 1. doi:pii: S0022-3476(13)01067-6. 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.08.039. [Epub ahead of print] 
  2. Mercer DF, Vargas L, Sun Y, Moreno AM, Grant WJ, Botha JF, Langnas AN, Sudan DL.  Stool calprotectin monitoring after small intestine transplantation.  Transplantation.2011 May 27;91(10):1166-71. Doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e318215e709 
  3. Vargas L, Grant WJ, Mercer DF, et al.  Venous vascular insufficiency in intestinal failure. American Journal of Transplantation 2010 Jan; 10:78-78 Suppl