Gary Troup, MD



Dr. Gary Troup, MD, was a faculty member in the UNM Department of Pathology from 1969 to his retirement in 1996. Dr. Troup was the long term medical director of UNM's Histocompatibility Laboratory and crucial to the early success of New Mexico's first kidney transplantation program started at UNM in 1977. He also served stints as Director of Hematology and the Blood Bank.

Dr. Troup was born and educated initially in Ohio and then moved to California for training and early faculty employment in San Francisco and at UCLA. During 1961-63, he was with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission in Hiroshima, Japan.

Dr. Troup's career saw almost the entire history of the development of extensive knowledge about the HLA system. He worked with Roy Walford at UCLA in the 1960s when the nature of the major histocompatibility complex was first being sorted out as investigators discovered the initial groups of HLA antigens and defined genetic loci encoding them. He was an expert on the HLA system in Native Americans and he contributed data to many of the International Histocompatibility Workshops over the decades.

Dr. Troup passed away April 26, 2012 at age 81.