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Michael F. Daily, MD, FACS

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

Practice areas

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

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Surgery

Clinic information

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


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

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

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