Malay B. Shah, MD, FACS

Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program

Clinical interests

  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Clinical Outcomes
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
  • Immunosuppression
  • Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
  • Vascular Access

Malay B. Shah, MD, FACS

Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program


My name is Malay Shah; I am the Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program. I am from the Cincinnati area and attended college at the University of Cincinnati. While in Cincinnati, I worked closely with individuals who were involved in transplant and immunosuppression outcomes research. At this time I developed a keen interest in transplantation. I subsequently attended medical school in Toledo, Ohio at the Medical College of Ohio, and then completed a general surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia.

I completed a transplant surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. When I finished my training, I eagerly jumped at the opportunity to come to the University of Kentucky and return to the area I consider home.

My interests include liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. I also have significant interests in hepatobiliary surgery, liver tumors cholangiocarcinoma and vascular access for patients with renal failure. I have a keen interest in socioeconomic and healthcare disparities and their impact on organ donation. I actively participate in national organizations such as the United Network of Organ Sharing as well as multiple transplant societies.

Faculty rank

Assistant Professor of Surgery


The University of Toledo, College of Medicine, Toledo, Ohio

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Surgery

Pediatric Kidney Transplant

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