Malay B. Shah, MD, FACS

Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program

Practice areas

Practice areas

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

Associate 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

UK Transplant Center

Kentucky Clinic
Third Floor, Wing D, Room J301
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284

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Liver Cancer

Markey Cancer Center
Whitney-Hendrickson Building
First Floor
800 Rose St.
Lexington KY 40536-0098

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UK Northern Kentucky Transplant Clinic
Tri-State Gastroenterology Associates
425 Centre View Blvd.
Crestview Hills KY 41017

Call 866-285-4337

Outpatient: Liver, Kidney

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Crittenden NE, Buchanan LA, Pinkston CM, Cave B, Barve A, Marsano L, McClain CJ, Jones CM, Marvin MR, Davis EG, Kuns-Adkins CB, Gedaly R, Brock G, Shah MB, Rosenau J, Cave MC. Simeprevir and sofosbuvir with or without ribavirin to treat recurrent genotype 1 hepatitis C virus infection after orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2016 May;22(5):635-43.

Vilchez V, Turcios L, Zaytseva Y, Stewart R, Lee EY, Maynard E, Shah MB, Daily MF, Tzeng CD, Davenport D, Castellanos AL, Krohmer S, Hosein PJ, Evers BM, Gedaly R. Cancer stem cell marker expression alone and in combination with microvascular invasion predicts poor prognosis in patients undergoing transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Am J Surg. 2016 Feb 27.

Vilchez V, Shah MB, Daily MF, Pena L, Tzeng CW, Davenport D, Hosein PJ, Gedaly R, Maynard E. Long-term outcome of patients undergoing liver transplantation for mixed hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma: an analysis of the UNOS database. HPB (Oxford). 2016 Jan;18(1):29-34.

Dela Cruz AC, Vilchez V, Kim S, Barnes B, Ravinuthala A, Zanni A, Galuppo R, Sourianarayanane A, Patel T, Maynard E, Shah MB, Daily MF, Uhl T, Esser K, Gedaly R. A prospective analysis of factors associated with decreased physical activity in patients with cirrhosis undergoing transplant evaluation. Clin Transplant. 2015 Nov;29(11):958-64.

Hance JM, Harris JW, Neltner J, Vilchez V, Tzeng CW, Maynard E, Gedaly R, Shah MB. Hepatobiliary mucinous cystadenoma resulting in biliary obstruction. Am Surg. 2015 Jun;81(6):E238-9.