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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, L, Xu, H, Bishawi, M, Feng, F, Samy, K, Truskey, G, Barbas, AS, Kirk, AD, and Brennan, TV. "Circulating mitochondria in organ donors promote allograft rejection." American Journal of Transplantation : Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (February 14, 2019).

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Shaw, BI, and Kirk, AD. "Kidney Xenotransplantation: Steps toward Clinical Application." Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Cjasn (February 6, 2019).

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Klintmalm, GB, Kaplan, B, and Kirk, AD. "FDA jeopardizes the lives of lung transplant recipients and in the process severely increases the cost to develop new immunosuppression." American Journal of Transplantation : Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (December 14, 2018).

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Lubkin, DT, Bishawi, M, Barbas, AS, Brennan, TV, and Kirk, AD. "Extracellular Mitochondrial DNA and N-Formyl Peptides in Trauma and Critical Illness: A Systematic Review." Critical Care Medicine 46, no. 12 (December 2018): 2018-2028.

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Kirk, AD. "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): 2619-null.

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Darrabie, MD, Cheeseman, J, Limkakeng, AT, Borawski, J, Sullenger, BA, Elster, EA, Kirk, AD, and Lee, J. "Toll-like receptor activation as a biomarker in traumatically injured patients." The Journal of Surgical Research 231 (November 2018): 270-277.

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Cendales, LC, Ruch, DS, Cardones, AR, Potter, G, Dooley, J, Dore, D, Orr, J, Ruskin, G, Song, M, Chen, D-F, Selim, MA, and Kirk, AD. "De novo belatacept in clinical vascularized composite allotransplantation." American Journal of Transplantation : Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 18, no. 7 (July 2018): 1804-1809.

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Belard, A, Schobel, S, Bradley, M, Potter, BK, Dente, C, Buchman, T, Kirk, A, and Elster, E. "Battlefield to Bedside: Bringing Precision Medicine to Surgical Care." Journal of the American College of Surgeons 226, no. 6 (June 2018): 1093-1102.

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Samy, KP, Davis, RP, Gao, Q, Martin, BM, Song, M, Cano, J, Farris, AB, McDonald, A, Gall, EK, Dove, CR, Leopardi, FV, How, T, Williams, KD, Devi, GR, Collins, BH, and Kirk, AD. "Early barriers to neonatal porcine islet engraftment in a dual transplant model." American Journal of Transplantation : Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 18, no. 4 (April 2018): 998-1006.

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Xu, H, Bendersky, VA, Brennan, TV, Espinosa, JR, and Kirk, AD. "IL-7 receptor heterogeneity as a mechanism for repertoire change during postdepletional homeostatic proliferation and its relation to costimulation blockade-resistant rejection." American Journal of Transplantation : Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 18, no. 3 (March 2018): 720-730.

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