Robert Kirkpatrick

Robert Kirkpatrick, MD

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Physician
4.7 out of 5
  • 274 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 85 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Washington University Hospital, St. Louis, MO
9/1/1970 - 5/1/1974


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/1974 - 6/1/1977


Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC

7/1/1977 - 6/30/1980

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Gastroenterology)

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Transplant Hepatology)

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

274 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.6 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.7 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 04, 2020

    5 star for Dr. Kirkpatrick & staff the 3rd. Excellent dr.

  • Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

    He's wonderful.

  • Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

    always cheerful sounding yet compassionate, very thorough with questions

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

    All had an upbeat, positive disposition.

  • Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

    I like Dr. Kirkpatrick and I know that he's an expert in the condition that I have. It has taken me quite a while to get used to his bedside manner but once I understood how to relate to him, things got better and I feel better about my appointments in general.

  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

    I have been seeing Dr. K for over 20 years. I cannot express how much I respect him, like him, and have been completely satisfied with my care always.

  • Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020

    Always a good experience, quick visits to check up on auto immune disease

  • Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

    Dr. K is the he is the best.

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

    Dr Kirkpatrick III has been my liver dr. for about 14 years. He has kept me alive all those years. I cannot say anything about him. He has an excellent beside manner and always honest. So I always know what to expect. Dr. Kirkpatrick III is a great dr. and man.

  • Reviewed on Dec 08, 2019

    doctor was rude,didn't listen to my concerns,told me what I was feeling wasn't right,didn't believe me in regards to my home care.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Kirkpatrick has reported no relationships with companies or entities.