Keynote Speaker

Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD
Duke University, Duke University Health System

The Evolution of Transplantation
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
8:30 am - 9:30 am

Allan D. Kirk is the David C. Sabiston, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Surgery at Duke University. He also holds secondary professorships in Immunology and Pediatrics, and serves as Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief for the Duke University Health System. Dr. Kirk received his MD and PhD in Immunology at Duke, and completed a surgery residency at Duke. He completed an organ transplant fellowship at the University of Wisconsin.  Dr. Kirk served as a Senior Investigator at the NIH and as Chief of the Transplantation Branch for NIDDK from 2001-2007. In 2007, he moved to Emory University, as Professor and Vice Chair for Surgical Research. Since 2014, he has been in his current position at Duke. His scientific work has been focused on translational development of anti-rejection therapies in organ transplantation. He has published >250 manuscripts in the peer reviewed literature, and maintains a clinical kidney transplant practice and a laboratory effort with active NIH, FDA and DoD funding.  He is also the Editor-in-Chief for the American Journal of Transplantation, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.