Allan D. Kirk Oral History Interview, 2019

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  • This oral history interview was conducted with Dr. Allan D. Kirk on June 12, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Kirk discusses his early life; education; background in music; how he came to be a transplant surgeon; memories of Dr. David Sabiston from his time as a student and resident; becoming a surgeon; his interest in immunology as it related to the field of transplantation; Dr. Robert Anderson taking over as Chair of the Department of Surgery; Kirk's and Sabiston's shared military experience; Kirk's relationship with Sabiston after leaving Duke; and how Sabiston helped shape Kirk's time as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Duke, as well as their different styles of leadership.
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