Biography & Education

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.

In Practice: Eric Kirker, M.D.

Areas of expertise

Cardiac surgery; Vascular surgery

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
  • English

Care Locations

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



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