Robert Kirkpatrick

Robert Kirkpatrick, MD

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-6255

About Me

As a gastroenterologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I primarily specialize in treating patients with liver diseases. I see patients who suffer from chronic hepatitis B and autoimmune liver diseases, as well as patients who require evaluations for liver transplantation.

I think it’s important to develop long term relationships with each of my patients.

My favorite part about working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the opportunity to be a part of a great liver team that consistently provides excellent patient care.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending my free time traveling, watching sports and reading about history.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Diseases
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Cancers
  • Hepatitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Hepatitis, Autoimmune

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training


General Medicine
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/1974 - 6/1/1977


GI Internal Medicine
Duke University Hospital
7/1/1977 - 6/30/1980

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Gastroenterology)

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Transplant Hepatology)

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


192 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.6
  • Listens Carefully 4.7
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.7
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.7
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Dr. Kirkpatrick is always aware of my text results and explained them to me. Used all resources to get my meds updated to better control the AIH. Answered questions and explained why he wants to change medication. He is a godsend!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Dr. K' is only one of the doctors in the transplant office that caring and knowledgeable about my condition and very professional, a good listener.

Reviewed on Dec 07, 2018

all good

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

They are always friendly and respectful.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2018

I have had no bad experience with this Dr. I like him very much

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Oct 08, 2018

Good personality, caring, good listener, and good doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

Dr. K is simply the Best!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018


Reviewed on Aug 18, 2018

Dr Kirkpatrick is great and I have been seeing him for over a decade. He is kind, compassionate and caring. I trust him impecably

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Kirkpatrick has reported no relationships with companies or entities.