James Kirkpatrick, M.D., is a board certified physician, director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at UW Medical Center, a UW associate professor of Medicine and Cardiology and an adjunct associate professor of Bioethics and Humanities.
Dr. Kirkpatrick strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Kirkpatrick earned his M.D. from Loma Linda University, California. He is triple board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography and Internal Medicine. His clinical and research interests include echocardiography for patients with or at risk for heart failure, patients with cardiac assist devices, patients from medically underserved areas and the measurement of pressures inside the heart, cardiac palliative care and clinical medical ethics in cardiology.
In his spare time, Dr. Kirkpatrick enjoys reading and travelling, especially on medical missions.