University of Nebraska Medical Center

Daphne P. Ly, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, UNMC Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology

Daphne P. Ly, MD, FACS

Dr. Ly completed her breast and melanoma surgical oncology fellowship at University of California at San Francisco where she received extensive training in all aspects of breast and cutaneous cancer care as well as complex breast surgical techniques including nipple sparing mastectomy, oncoplastic surgery, wireless partial mastectomy, sentinel lymph node surgery, lymph node dissection, and melanoma/cutaneous cancer wide local excision. She joined UNMC in 2021.

Her clinical practice includes surgical treatments for all benign and malignant breast conditions, cancer high risk screening/reduction, and melanoma/cutaneous cancer.

In addition to clinical work, Dr. Ly also collaborates with basic science researchers to design and run translational research studies and clinical trials, aiming at cancer early detection, prevention and individualized care.

  • MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
  • Residency: General surgery, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Fellowship: Wound healing, Hagey Laboratory for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
  • Fellowship: Surgical critical care, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
  • Fellowship: Breast surgical oncology, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery
Research Interests
  • Integrate data science with HER to optimize data capturing, storage, and analysis to provide individualize cancer care based on current evidence.
  • Development of breast cancer risk scoring system to enable more accurate and individualized risk assessment, risk reduction and early detection as well as bridging gap of racial disparity in breast cancer.
  • DCIS risk stratification and treatment to reduce over treatment.