Penn Cardiovascular Institute

Penn Cardiovascular Institute Research Directory

faculty photo

James N. Kirkpatrick, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
9 Gates Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: (215) 662-7726
Fax: (215) 615-3652
B.A. (Politics)
Pomona College (cum laude), 1993.
M.D. (Internal Medicine)
Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 1998.
Permanent link
> Perelman School of Medicine   > Faculty   > Details

Description of CVI Expertise

CVI Program Unit(s):
Biotechnology / Nanomedicine / Imaging

CVI Research Description:

Retrieval and reuse of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (pacemakers, defibrillators)

Conflicts of interest in clinical practice guidelines

Caregiver stress in the use of destination therapy left ventricular assist devices

Advance directives and advanced therapies in cardiovascular medicine

Echocardiographic measures of hemodynamics

Hand carried cardiac ultrasonography in the treatment of advanced heart failure

Other Affiliations
I am an Associate Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics.

Selected Publications

Kirkpatrick JN, Beasley KD, Caplan AL: Death is just not what it used to be. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 19(1): 7-16, Winter 2010.

Kirkpatrick JN, Fields AV, Ferrari VA: Medical Ethics and the Art of Cardiovascular Medicine. Lancet 376(9740): 508-9, Aug 2010.

Farmer SA, Kirkpatrick JN, Heidenreich PA, Curtis JP, Wang YF, Groeneveld PW: Ethnic and racial disparities in cardiac resynchronization therapy. Heart Rhythm 6(3): 325-331, Mar 2009.

Kirkpatrick JN, Ky B, Rahmouni HW, Chirinos JA, Farmer SA, Fields AV, Ogbara J, Eberman KM, Ferrari VA, Silvestry FE, Keane MG, Opotowsky AR, St John Sutton M, Wiegers SE: Application of Appropriateness Criteria in Outpatient Transthoracic Echocardiography. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 22(1): 53-59, Jan 2009 Notes: Presented at the American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions, 2008.

Kirkpatrick JN, Guger CJ, Arnsdorf MF, Fedson SE: Advance directives in the cardiac care unit. American Heart Journal 154(3): 477-481, Sep 2007.

Kirkpatrick JN, Ghani SN, Burke MC, Knight BP: Postmortem interrogation and retrieval of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators: A Survey of Morticians and Patients. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 18(5): 478-482, May 2007 Notes: Epub 2007 FEB 21.

Kirkpatrick JN, Nash K, Duffy TP: Well rounded. Archives of Internal Medicine 165(6): 613-616, Mar 2005.

Kirkpatrick JN, Davis A, DeCara JM, Hong AE, Kurtz PL, Balasia B, Spencer KT.: Hand-carried cardiac ultrasound as a tool to screen for important cardiovascular disease in an underserved minority health care clinic. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 17(5): 399-403, May 2004.

Kirkpatrick JN, Mahowald MB.: Golden rule reasoning in clinical medicine: Theoretical and empirical aspects. Journal of Clinical Ethics 15(3): 250-260, Fall 2004.

Kirkpatrick JN, Wong T, Bednarz JE, Spencer KT, Sugeng L, Ward RP, DeCara JM, Weinert L, Krausz T, Lang RM.: Differential diagnosis of cardiac masses using contrast echocardiographic perfusion imaging. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 43(8): 1412-1419, Apr 2004.

back to top
Last updated: 09/16/2014
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania