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 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.

Clinical Profile

  • Transplant Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Abdominal transplant
  • Bile duct stricture
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Live-donor liver transplantation
  • Liver Transplant
  • Liver cancer – hepatocellular carcinoma

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Areas of Interest
  • Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Treatment outcome research


Methylated ctDNA Quantification: Noninvasive Approach to Monitoring Hepatocellular Carcinoma Burden
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 238(4):770-778 [DOI] 10.1097/xcs.0000000000000939.
Successful Sequential Liver and Isolated Intestine Transplantation for Mitochondrial Neurogastrointestinal Encephalopathy Syndrome: A Case Report
Annals of Transplantation. 29 [DOI] 10.12659/aot.941881.
Low vs Standard-Dose Indocyanine Green in the Identification of Biliary Anatomy Using Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 236(4):711-717 [DOI] 10.1097/XCS.0000000000000553. [PMID] 36728303.
Development and Characterization of Human Primary Cholangiocarcinoma Cell Lines.
The American journal of pathology. 192(9):1200-1217 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajpath.2022.05.007. [PMID] 35640676.
Liver Transplantation in Recipients With Class III Obesity: Posttransplant Outcomes and Weight Gain.
Transplantation direct. 8(2) [DOI] 10.1097/TXD.0000000000001242. [PMID] 35018300.
Distal allograft pancreatectomy for graft salvage after pancreas transplantation.
Clinical transplantation. 35(6) [DOI] 10.1111/ctr.14307.
Donor-recipient body size mismatch has no impact on outcomes after deceased donor whole liver transplantation: Role of donor liver size measurement.
Clinical transplantation. 35(6) [DOI] 10.1111/ctr.14299. [PMID] 33768588.
Impact of Recipient Age in Combined Liver-Kidney Transplantation: Caution Is Needed for Patients ≥70 Years.
Transplantation direct. 6(6) [DOI] 10.1097/TXD.0000000000001011. [PMID] 33062847.
Isolated Intestine Transplantation for Autoimmune Enteropathy: A Case Report.
Transplantation proceedings. 52(9):2835-2838 [DOI] 10.1016/j.transproceed.2020.08.007. [PMID] 32854966.
[Surgical Resection after Transarterial Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Bile Duct Tumor Thrombus-Report of a Long-Term Survivor].
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 46(2):297-299 [PMID] 30914539.
Lymphatic spread of T2 gallbladder carcinoma: Regional lymphadenectomy is required independent of tumor location.
European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology. 45(8):1446-1452 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ejso.2019.03.038. [PMID] 30962045.
[A Case of Long-Term Survival after Reoperation for Neck Lymph Node Metastasis Occurring Seven Years after Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma].
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 45(13):2312-2314 [PMID] 30692448.
[Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Recurrent Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma].
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 45(13):1845-1847 [PMID] 30692373.
[Surgical Resection for Peritoneal Metastasis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma-A Report of Three Cases].
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 45(13):1949-1951 [PMID] 30692407.
Surgical management of carcinoma in situ at ductal resection margins in patients with extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.
Annals of gastroenterological surgery. 2(5):359-366 [DOI] 10.1002/ags3.12196. [PMID] 30238077.
[A Case of Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Lymph Node Metastasis Successfully Treated by Multidisciplinary Treatment].
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 44(12):1565-1567 [PMID] 29394703.
[Mixed Type Liposarcoma with Intra-Abdominal Bleeding – Report of a Case].
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 44(12):1155-1157 [PMID] 29394565.
[Long-Term Survival after Reoperation for Lung Metastasis of Resected Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma – A Case Report].
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 43(12):2199-2201 [PMID] 28133268.
[Lymph Node Recurrence of Small Cell Carcinoma of the Extrahepatic Bile Ducts Effectively Treated with Cisplatin plus Irinotecan Chemotherapy – Report of a Case].
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 43(12):2083-2085 [PMID] 28133229.
[Resection for a Locally Advanced Duodenal Adenocarcinoma with Obstructive Jaundice and Hepatic and Pancreatic Invasion – A Case Report].
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 43(12):2077-2079 [PMID] 28133227.
DNA damage response and sphingolipid signaling in liver diseases.
Surgery today. 46(9):995-1005 [DOI] 10.1007/s00595-015-1270-8. [PMID] 26514817.
Staged laparotomies based on the damage control principle to treat hemodynamically unstable grade IV blunt hepatic injury in an eight-year-old girl.
Surgical case reports. 2(1) [PMID] 27854071.
[A Case of Radical Resection for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer with Positive Peritoneal Cytology Treated with Chemoradiotherapy].
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 42(12):2385-7 [PMID] 26805372.
[A Case of Rectal Carcinoma with Recurrence around the Drainage Site Complicated by Fournier’s Gangrene].
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 42(12):2291-3 [PMID] 26805341.
[A Case of Solitary Paraaortic Lymph Node Recurrence after Surgical Resection for Combined Hepatocellular and Cholangiocarcinoma].
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 42(12):1860-2 [PMID] 26805197.
[Repeated Pancreatic Resections with Parenchymal Preservation for Pancreatic Metastases of Renal Cell Carcinoma–Report of a Case].
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 42(12):2254-5 [PMID] 26805328.
[Signet-Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Ampulla of Vater–Report of a Case].
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 42(12):1767-9 [PMID] 26805166.
Sphingosine-1-phosphate transporters as targets for cancer therapy.
BioMed research international. 2014 [DOI] 10.1155/2014/651727. [PMID] 25133174.


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