Daiki Soma

Daiki Soma, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-SURGERY-GEN-TRANSPLANT
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

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

Education

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

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-0606
Emails:
Business:
dsoma@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100118
GAINESVILLE FL 32610