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Maher A. Baz, MD

Medical Director, Lung Transplant
  • About

    Maher Baz is the Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program. He attended college and medical school at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and then completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Baz then completed a Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine fellowship at Duke University as well.

    Dr. Baz was a Professor of Medicine in the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Florida until August of 2013 when he then moved to the University of Indiana Health to further his career as a Professor of Clinical Medicine and transplant pulmonologist. Dr. Baz then made his way to the Lexington area in 2015 where he is currently the Professor of Medicine and Surgery for the Lung Transplant Program at the University of Kentucky.

    Personal Statement

    I see my patients at the UK Transplant Center in Lexington. We have a lung transplant clinic every day of the week.

    I chose to get into the field of medicine to help people and to alleviate suffering.

    My philosophy on patient care is to treat patients like I wish to be treated. I try to always be mindful that they are someone’s parent, child, sibling or grandparent first, and that they also happen to have a health-related issue.

    I love soccer, jogging and movies. I am also a history and geography fan.

    Faculty Rank

    Professor of Surgery


    American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon


    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.


    Pulmonary Disease, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Pulmonary Disease