Daiki Soma

Daiki Soma, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 265-0606
Business Email: dsoma@ufl.edu

About Daiki Soma

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 various conditions including 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.

I attended medical school at Niigata University School of Medicine in Japan. During that time, I also completed an externship at the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center in the department of pediatric surgery and infectious disease. In addition, I was a clinical observer in the department of organ transplantation surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York. Thereafter, I completed my residency at Toranomon Hospital in Tokyo and a surgical oncology fellowship at Niigata University Hospital. Finally, it led me to obtain a doctorate in surgical oncology from the Niigata University 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.

Clinical Profile

  • Transplant Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Live-donor liver transplantation
  • Liver cancer – hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver transplant


Fellowship, ASTS Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery
2018-2021 · Indiana University Health University Hospital
Clinical Fellowship, Digestive and General Surgery
2016-2017 · Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital
Doctor of Philosophy, Surgical Oncology
2014-2018 · Niigata University School of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery
2014-2015 · Niigata Cancer Center Hospital
Residency, General Surgery
2012-2014 · Toranomon Hospital
Medical Degree
2006-2012 · Niigata University School of Medicine

Contact Details

(352) 265-0606
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100118