James N. Kirkpatrick, MD

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Research interests: echocardiography, ventricular assist and other cardiac assist devices; the use of echocardiography in developing world nations; education and the practice of cardiac palliative care, especially for patients with cardiac devices; ethical issues in the practice of cardiology ("cardioethics")

James N. Kirkpatrick, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory, UWMC

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.

James N. Kirkpatrick, MD

Academic Title: 
Division of Cardiology
kirkpatj@uw.edu