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Daiki Soma, MD, PhD

Transplant Surgeon

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About me

My fascination of the anatomy and complexity of the hepatobiliary tract inspired my direction into transplant and hepatobiliary surgery. I have been practicing for over a decade and joined the division of transplantation and hepatobiliary as a clinical assistant professor with a specialty in multiorgan transplant in 2021. I treat patients for liver cirrhosis, liver cyst, liver cancer, bile duct cancer and gallbladder cancer.

Prior to joining UF Health, I was a clinical fellow at Indiana University Health University Hospital. During my time as a fellow, I was a mentor and tutor at the IU School of Medicine, where I taught students and residents in the intensive care unit and operating room.

My training began at Niigata University School of Medicine in Japan, where I attended medical school and completed an externship at the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center in the department of pediatric surgery and infectious disease, in addition to a clinical observer in the department of organ transplantation surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York. I returned to Japan to complete my residency at Toranomon Hospital in Tokyo. After, I completed a surgical oncology fellowship and doctorate in surgical oncology at Niigata University Hospital and School of Medicine.

My goal as a physician is to provide the best care and outcome for my patients. One way I am able to accomplish this is by increasing communication between patients and faculty whether that be providing realistic treatment options or navigating the complexity of the health care system.

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My research

Top areas of exploration

  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular , 5 publications
  • Liver Neoplasms , 5 publications
  • Lymphatic Metastasis , 5 publications
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy , 5 publications

Research activity

27 publications

167 citations

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