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Donald Francis Kirby, American physician, educator. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Nutrition, Sub-specialty board Gastroenterology; licensed physician, Illinois, Virginia. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, 1978.


Kirby, Donald Francis was born on September 17, 1953 in New York City. Son of Vincent Joseph and Selma (Levine) Kirby.


Bachelor of Science in Zoology with special honors, George Washington University, 1975. Doctor of Medicine, George Washington University, 1979.


Intern, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1979-1980;resident, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1980-1982;fellow in gastroenterology and nutrition, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1982-1985;instructor in medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1984-1985;assistant professor medicine, Medical College Virginia, Richmond, 1985-1991;associate professor medicine, Medical College Virginia, Richmond, 1991-1996;chief section nutrition, Medical College Virginia, Richmond, since 1991;professor internal medicine, psychiatry, biochemistry, Medical College Virginia, Richmond, since 1996. Member nutrition committee Medical College Virginia, since 1985, chairman, 1987-1988, 90-91, 93-94, chairman Clinical Superior vena cava syndrome Subcommittee for Nutritional Sciences Center, since 1988. Nutrition committee McGuire VA Medical Center, 1985, chairman, since 1986.

Member clinical competence GI Fellows Committee, 1986-1992, chairman, 1990-1992. Organizing committee for Virginia Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 1988-1989. Member Internal Medicine Housestaff Clinical Competence Committee, since 1988.

Clinical activities committee Department Internal Medicine, 1991-1993. Member Stony Point Working Committee, 1990-1992.


  • Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Nutrition, Sub-specialty board Gastroenterology. Licensed physician, Illinois, Virginia.


  • Other Work

    • Reviewer: (journals) Digestive Diseases and Science, Gastroenterology, Journal Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Obesity Research. Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals.


Area representative Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) Academy. Fellow American College of Physicians, American College Nutrition, American College Gastroenterology. Member American Gastroenterology, American Society Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (president Virginia chapter 1988-1990, director at large 1991-1993), American Society for Clinical Nutrition, American Institute of Nutrition, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (Virginia chapter Richmond Academy of Medicine, board trustees 1990-1993), William Beaumont Medical Society, Sigma Xi.


Married Debra Kathryn Meyer, May 21, 1988. Children: Donald Francis II, Sydney Meyer Marie.

Vincent Joseph Kirby

Selma (Levine) Kirby

Debra Kathryn Meyer

Donald Francis II Kirby

Sydney Meyer Marie Kirby