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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, AD, Ibrahim, S, Dawson, DV, Sanfilippo, F, and Finn, OJ. "Characterization of T cells expressing the gamma/delta antigen receptor in human renal allografts." Human immunology 36, no. 1 (January 1993): 11-19.

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Hall, BL, Hand, SL, Alter, MD, Kirk, AD, and Finn, OJ. "Variables affecting the T cell receptor V beta repertoire heterogeneity of T cells infiltrating human renal allografts." Transplant immunology 1, no. 3 (January 1993): 217-227.

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Kirk, AD, Hall, BL, Finn, OJ, and Bollinger, RR. "In vitro analysis of the human antiporcine T-cell repertoire." Transplantation Proceedings 24, no. 2 (April 1992): 602-603.


Kirk, AD, Ibrahim, MA, Bollinger, RR, Dawson, DV, and Finn, OJ. "Renal allograft-infiltrating lymphocytes. A prospective analysis of in vitro growth characteristics and clinical relevance." Transplantation 53, no. 2 (February 1992): 329-338.


Kirk, AD, and Finn, OJ. "T cells expressing the antigen receptor mediate non-MHC directed human renal allograft cytotoxicity." Surgical Forum 52 (1991): 384-386. (Academic Article)


Kirk, AD, Bowers, BA, Moylan, JA, and Meyers, WC. "Toothbrush swallowing." Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 123, no. 3 (March 1988): 382-384. (Review)

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Weiss, EA, Kirk, AD, and Wolfe, JA. "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): 3019-3021.