James N. Kirkpatrick M.D. Accepting new patients

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Cardiology (cardiovascular disease), Palliative care




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.

Personal Interests

In his spare time, Dr. Kirkpatrick enjoys reading and travelling, especially on medical missions.
Regional Heart Center at UWMC

Heart Institute at UW Medical Center

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98195


Adult congenital heart disease, Advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, Behavioral healthcare, Cancer care and your heart

University of Chicago Medical Center

Fellowship, 2006, Cardiovascular Medicine

University of Chicago

Fellowship, 2002, Medical Ethics

Yale New Haven Hospital

Residency, 2001, Internal Medicine

Yale New Haven Hospital

Internship, 1999, Internal Medicine

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Medical education, 1998

University of Pennsylvania - School of Medicine

Teaching Appointment


Board Certifications
  • Echocardiography, 2006, National Board of Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2006, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, 2001, American Board of Internal Medicine