Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD

Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD

General Surgeon, Kidney Transplant Specialist

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919-681-3445 Office
919-681-2779 Fax number
Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy

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Contact
919-681-3445 Office
919-681-2779 Fax number
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ABOUT ME

I am a transplant surgeon specializing in kidney transplants. Kidney transplantation is unique in surgery because you’re providing a cure for a disease. It’s very rewarding to see the patients succeed after surgery; the donors also make my practice very special. We can’t do a transplant without them providing this wonderful gift. Duke has been performing kidney transplants for 50+ years – since the very beginnings of the field. In fact, the process of how we match tissues for transplants was started at Duke. We’ve done thousands of kidney transplants here, so it’s great to be a part of a program with such a rich history. I’m also the chairman of the Department of Surgery and the surgeon-in-chief for the Duke University Health System, where we perform all types of transplants.

School of Medicine Department
School of Medicine Division
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1987
PhD, Immunology, Duke University, 1992
RESIDENCY
Surgery, Duke University Hospital, 1987-1989
Research Fellow, Surgery, Duke University Hospital, 1989-1992
Senior Resident, Surgery, Duke University Hospital, 1992-1994 (Chief Resident, 1994-1995)
FELLOWSHIP
Multi-Organ Transplantation, University of Wisconsin, 1995-1997
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My particular area of interest is learning how to manipulate people’s immune systems so that they don’t reject their organ, but can still reject bacteria, viruses and things along those lines. We’re now at the point where in selected cases we can transplant a kidney from one person to another and keep that kidney working with only one medication, once a month. I also work with the Military to help develop better was of managing people who have been critically injured. That work is particularly rewarding and is taking some of the same principles we are learning from my transplant research and using them to improve the outcome after trauma and severe illness.

PUBLICATIONS
View Allan Kirk's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • MedBlue
  • Semma Therapeutics