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Michael F. Daily, MD, FACS

Surgical Director, Adult and Pediatric Renal Transplantation Program and Pancreas Transplantation Program


  • Pediatric Kidney Transplant Team
  • Transplant: Kidney
  • Transplant: Pancreas

Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinic Information

For an appointment or assistance call 859-257-1000
or 800-333-8874 (toll free)

Clinical Interests

Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomies
Liver Resections and Reconstructions



University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City


University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Certifications or Special Training

American Board of Surgery

Additional Information


Michael F. Daily is the Surgical Director of the Adult and Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program and the Pancreas Transplant Program. He is originally from the west, but has been in at the University of Kentucky for over 4 years. He graduated from college in Montana at Carroll College. He then went to Graduate School at California State University, Northridge.

He was working for a pharmaceutical company in New Mexico when he applied to Medical School. In medical school at the University of Utah is when he discovered an interest in Surgery, which led to Transplantation Surgery. His Transplant Surgery Fellowship was at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute in Pittsburgh. From there he took a job at the University of California, Davis. He moved to Kentucky when the opportunity became available to engage in Transplant Surgery without living in a big city.

His interests include adult and pediatric kidney transplant, pancreas transplant, live donor kidney transplant, dialysis access including peritoneal dialysis catheters, liver masses, and resections.

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