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.

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


174 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

40 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018


Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

dr Kirkpatrick is an exceptional physician.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

always informative

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

I highly respect Dr. Kirkpatrick's expertise, professionalism, and interest shown in the medical care provided. Very grateful to have been referred to him.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2018

Always kind and knowledgeable and respectful.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

OSU mychart is easy to use. I can see my results quickly.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Very thorough. Took a lot of time to discuss care plan

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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.