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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

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(Accepted)." Journal of Surgical Research 231 (November 1, 2018): 270-277.

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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 (August 14, 2018).

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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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Belard, A, Buchman, T, Dente, CJ, Potter, BK, Kirk, A, and Elster, E. "The Uniformed Services University’s Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i): Bringing Precision Medicine to the Critically Ill." March 1, 2018.

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Song, M, Mulvihill, MS, Williams, KD, Collins, BH, and Kirk, AD. "Fatal SV40-associated pneumonia and nephropathy following renal allotransplantation in rhesus macaque." Journal of medical primatology 47, no. 1 (February 2018): 81-84.

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Lamanna, JJ, Gutierrez, J, Espinosa, JR, Wagner, J, Urquia, LN, Moreton, C, Victor Hurtig, C, Tora, M, Kirk, AD, Federici, T, and Boulis, NM. "Peripheral blood detection of systemic graft-specific xeno-antibodies following transplantation of human neural progenitor cells into the porcine spinal cord." Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia 48 (February 2018): 173-180.

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Daneshmand, MA, and Kirk, AD. "Immunosuppression in organ transplantation." In Fischer's Mastery of Surgery, Seventh Edition, 141-150. January 1, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

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