Kark, Allan Eugene

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Kark, Allan Eugene

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1922 (?)-

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Allen E. Kark, MD a native of South Africa, was appointed Director of the Department of Surgery in 1961. He was appointed Chairman and Professor of Surgery in the new school's first investiture ceremony in 1967. During his eleven year tenure, the department expanded to include a modern cardiac surgery program, a hyperbaric chamber, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and performed its first kidney transplant. He also instituted the department's affiliation with Greenpoint Hospital in Brooklyn to broaden the surgical resident's learning experience. Kark was known for his work on the mechanism and control of gastric secretion, biochemical aspects of blood coagulation, and prosthetic replacement of the aorta.

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