Robert Kirkpatrick

Robert Kirkpatrick, MD

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

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.

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Washington University Hospital


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


145 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 09, 2018

wonderful provider, always listens to what I have to say and answers my questions completely

Reviewed on Jun 09, 2018

provider quickly recognized when an issue was outside his specific area of expertise and referred me to correct provider for that particular issue.

Reviewed on May 28, 2018

Dr. Kirkpatrick has never called us with test results. I only get them through MyChart. Which is ok, but I don't always understand the results.

Reviewed on May 27, 2018

I have been with the doctor for over 13 years he is up front with me on my health care great to talk to

Reviewed on May 25, 2018


Reviewed on May 23, 2018

all good

Reviewed on May 12, 2018

Dr. Kirkpatrick is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on May 11, 2018

He and his colleagues in his department kept me alive until I could get my doubt transplant.

Reviewed on May 08, 2018

He's amazing. He's professional, yet caring. He ALWAYS takes the time to explain things to me.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2018

very friendly

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Kirkpatrick has reported no relationships with companies or entities.