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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


Kirk, A. D., and O. J. Finn. “T cells expressing the antigen receptor mediate non-MHC directed human renal allograft cytotoxicity.” Surgical Forum 52 (1991): 384–86.


Weiss, E. A., A. D. Kirk, and J. A. Wolfe. “The appearance of major histocompatibilit y complex class II antigens in rat small bowel allograft-induced graft-versus-host disease.” Transplantation Proceedings 19, no. 3 (January 1, 1987): 3019–21.