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

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


202 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

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

He always is a good listener and I feel he really cares.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Very good.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019


Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Dr. Kirkpatrick - very good doctor. I'm happy to know he cares about me and gives his all to my condition.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Listens and answers all questions I may have. Very attentive of my health needs and follows through my care with great care.

Reviewed on Feb 08, 2019

After my transplant, they've all been wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 07, 2019


Reviewed on Feb 05, 2019

Very friendly and up front with answers.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr. K has always been exemplary in all the years I have seen him. He explains easy to understand, cares, & spends much time in my appts. He is genuinely concerned & very informative.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr. Kirkpatrick is always friendly and professional. I have great confidence in his wisdom and appreciate his setting a game plan for my treatment.

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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.