State-of-the-Art Speaker

Paul I. Terasaki State-of-the-Art Lecture

Sponsored by the Paul I. Terasaki Research Fund

Virtual Congress Live Broadcast

Saturday, May 30, 2020
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM ET

Immune Management of the Transplant Recipient
Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD

David C. Sabiston, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery
Vice Dean for Surgical Disciplines
Duke University School of Medicine

Surgeon-in-Chief
Duke University Health System

Editor-in-Chief
American Journal of Transplantation

Allan D. Kirk received his MD and PhD in Immunology from Duke University, where he also completed his surgery residency. He completed a multiorgan transplant fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, during which time he began his longstanding work on costimulation blockade and personalized immune management. He advanced this work as Chief of Transplant Research for the Armed Services Transplant Service in Washington, DC, and subsequently as Chief of the intramural organ transplant program at the National Institutes of Health.  In 2007, he moved to Emory University, as Vice Chair for Surgical Research, and in 2014, was appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Duke University.  He holds Professorships in Surgery, Pediatrics and Immunology and serves as Surgeon-in-Chief for the Duke University Health System.

In addition to his clinical transplant practice, he has published over 300 scientific manuscripts, and continues NIH-, DoD- and FDA-sponsored investigations in organ transplantation and immune management.  He has focused increasingly on the curation and analysis of multidimensional data for use in Real World Evidence trial design, clinical decision support tool development and drug discovery.

He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Transplantation since 2010, is a member of the AST and ASTS, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.