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


122 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.5
  • Listens Carefully 4.6
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.6
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 4.6
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 05, 2018

He was kind and chatty and seemed truly interested.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2018

I was at the clinic 30 minutes before my appointment time. I sat in the waiting room 45 minutes total. I sat in an exam room for 75 minutes before the student doctor came in to see me, and another 15 or 20 minutes before the doctor came in to see me. I was at the office a total of 3 hours, and spent about 20 minutes grand total of that time actually with the doctor. The rest was all waiting.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2018

Robert B. Kirkpatrick is the best in my eyes has kept me going. Robert been my provider 20 yrs. I would n go to any liver doctor he all ways no what to do.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

He was very good. Gave me helpful info.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2018

This was my first office visit with Dr. Robert Kirkpatrick. He was professional, courteous, kind and treated me with respect. I feel confident he will determine how best to proceed with my medical care.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

Already good experience with dr.

Reviewed on Jan 09, 2018

He was very friendly and informative

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2017

He is a very pleseant man for being a doctor, a man of his profession. I can say he really cares about his patient`s well beng & to let them know if some thing will work well too get him/her better.

Reviewed on Dec 04, 2017

very professional and honest. nice to see that in dr.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2017

I completely trust and respect Dr. K.

Reviewed on Nov 03, 2017

Very professional and knowledgeable about my condition.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2017

as always excellent care

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2017

Extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2017

I have been seeing Dr. Kirkpatrick for many years. He is the best!

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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.