Biography & Education

Biography
Dr. Kirker is a cardiovascular surgeon with Providence Heart Clinic-Cardiovascular Surgery. He is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery.

Areas of focus:
  • Aortic surgery, including valve-sparing procedures
  • Cardiac valve surgery
  • Coronary artery surgery
  • Endovascular surgery
  • Heart transplantation
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Thoracic and mediastinal surgery
  • Valve-sparing aortic root replacement
  • Ventricular-assist device surgery

Dr. Kirker is a member of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Featured
In Practice: Eric Kirker, M.D.

Areas of expertise

Cardiac surgery; Vascular surgery

Education
Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1996
M.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2000
Residency, general surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2005
Fellowship/residency, cardiothoracic surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, 2008
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St.
Suite 511
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-962-1021

Specialties

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.9 out of 5 (31 Ratings, 12 Comments)

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12/08/2016
Knowledgeable, kind, confident, great personality! Dr. Kirker was very much appreciated! His directness my husband said!
100

11/27/2016
Very good experience.
70

10/05/2016
He explain things very well for me to understand and they took time for things to do when I get home and health and that was important to me and they called when I return home.
100

07/24/2016
I was very impressed at his professionalism and personal warmth.
100

07/17/2016
Totally satisfied w/our experience w/Dr. Kirker & staff - very very happy.
100

07/13/2016
Good.
100

06/29/2016
Very good.
100

06/09/2016
Dr. Kirker had spent over an hour preparing for this visit. He answered all my questions. This was my first visit.
100

05/03/2016
Highly knowledgeable.
100

04/11/2016
These are top quality people - "the very best."
100

04/10/2016
Answered all my questions promptly.
100

03/28/2016
The entire team was great.