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Allan Douglas Kirk, MD, PhD

David C. Sabiston, Jr. Professor of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Professor in Pediatrics
Professor in the Department of Immunology
Campus Mail: DUMC 3704, Durham, NC 27710

Costimulation Blockade in Organ Transplantion

Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery Chairman
David C. Sabiston, Jr. Professor of Surgery

Education and Training

  • Fellow, Multi Organ Transplantation, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1995 - 1997
  • Chief Resident, Surgery, Duke University, 1994 - 1995
  • Senior Resident, Surgery, Duke University, 1992 - 1994
  • Research Fellow, Surgery, Duke University, 1989 - 1992
  • Intern & Junior Resident, Surgery, Duke University, 1987 - 1989
  • Ph.D., Duke University, 1992
  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 1987
  • B.S., Old Dominion University, 1983

Selected Grants

Publications

Lin, Liwen, He Xu, Muath Bishawi, FeiFei Feng, Kannan Samy, George Truskey, Andrew S. Barbas, Allan D. Kirk, and Todd V. Brennan. “Circulating mitochondria in organ donors promote allograft rejection..” Am J Transplant 19, no. 7 (July 2019): 1917–29. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15309.

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Samy, Kannan P., Qimeng Gao, Robert Patrick Davis, Mingqing Song, Zachary W. Fitch, Michael S. Mulvihill, Andrea L. MacDonald, et al. “The role of human CD46 in early xenoislet engraftment in a dual transplant model..” Xenotransplantation, June 20, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/xen.12540.

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Anderson, Douglas J., Denise J. Lo, Francis Leopardi, Mingqing Song, Elizabeth A. Strobert, Joe B. Jenkins, Christian P. Larsen, and Allan D. Kirk. “Corticosteroids and methotrexate as adjuvants to costimulation blockade in non-human primate renal transplantation..” Clin Transplant 33, no. 6 (June 2019). https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.13568.

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Klintmalm, Goran B., Bruce Kaplan, and Allan D. Kirk. “FDA jeopardizes the lives of lung transplant recipients and in the process severely increases the cost to develop new immunosuppression..” Am J Transplant 19, no. 4 (April 2019): 971–72. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15215.

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Mulvihill, Michael S., Kannan P. Samy, Qimeng A. Gao, Robin Schmitz, Robert P. Davis, Brian Ezekian, Francis Leopardi, et al. “Secondary lymphoid tissue and costimulation-blockade resistant rejection: A nonhuman primate renal transplant study..” Am J Transplant, March 20, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15365.

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Samy, K. P., Q. Gao, R. P. Davis, M. Song, Z. W. Fitch, M. S. Mulvihill, A. L. MacDonald, et al. “The role of human CD46 in early xenoislet engraftment in a dual transplant model.” In Xenotransplantation, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/xen.12540.

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Lubkin, David T., Muath Bishawi, Andrew S. Barbas, Todd V. Brennan, and Allan D. Kirk. “Extracellular Mitochondrial DNA and N-Formyl Peptides in Trauma and Critical Illness: A Systematic Review..” Crit Care Med 46, no. 12 (December 2018): 2018–28. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000003381.

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Kirk, Allan D. “C4: An experiment in academic dialogue..” American Journal of Transplantation : Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 18, no. 11 (November 2018). https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15095.

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Darrabie, Marcus D., Jennifer Cheeseman, Alexander T. Limkakeng, Joseph Borawski, Bruce A. Sullenger, Eric A. Elster, Allan D. Kirk, and Jaewoo Lee. “Toll-like receptor activation as a biomarker in traumatically injured patients..” J Surg Res 231 (November 2018): 270–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2018.05.059.

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