James Kirkpatrick holds an M.D. degree and serves as a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC). He works as an Assistant Professor of medicine in the Cardiovascular Medicine Division and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa, USA. Kirkpatrick is one of a handful of ethics-trained cardiologists. He is level III certified in special competence in adult echocardiography. His specific areas of expertise include transthoracic, transesophageal, and stress echocardiography, including echocardiographic contrast imaging, 3D echocardiography, imaging of cardiac masses, and optimization of both cardiac resynchronization devices and ventricular assist devices with echocardiography. He serves on the ethics committee leadership team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and attends on the ethics consultation service. Kirkpatrick lectures on various topics in echocardiography and cardioethics and has published over 70 papers.
Biography Updated on 8 January 2013