Treatment & Services
- 24-Hour Esophageal pH Test
- 48-hour Bravo Esophageal pH Test
- Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
- Blood Tests
- Cancer Screening
- Clinical Gastroenterology
- Enteral Nutrition
- Esophageal Band Ligation
- Esophageal Dilation
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- Hydrogen Breath Test
- Intestinal Transplant
- Lactose and Glucose Hydrogen Breath Test
- Nasojejunal Tube Placement
- Outpatient Care
- Parenteral Nutrition
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
- Small Bowel Transplant
- Therapeutic Endoscopy
- Variceal Band Ligation
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Avoiding Dehydration, Proper Hydration
- Bowel Incontinence
- Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
- Clostridium Difficile Colitis
- Collagenous Colitis
- Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn's Disease
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis
- Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
- Failure To Thrive
- Food Allergies
- Food Borne Illness
- Gas (Digestive)
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- GI Motility Disorders
- Heliocobactor Pylori
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Microscopic Colitis
- Peptic Ulcer Disease
- Short Bowel Syndrome
- Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
- Small Bowel Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL USA
Residency - Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL USA
Internship - Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL USA
Medical School - George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC USA
Undergraduate - George Washington University
Washington, DC USA
- Director, Center for Human Nutrition
- Medical Director, Intestinal Transplant Program
- Fellowship Director, Nutrition Support Fellowship
- Professor of Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Celiac disease, constipation and fecal incontinence, eosinophilic esophagitis, esophageal motility disorders, gastrointestinal endoscopy, gastroesophageal reflux disease, GI motility disorders, H. pylori infection, inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease, intestinal transplantation, insulin resistance, malabsorption, management of enteral and parenteral nutrition, medical school education and education of fellows/residents, metabolic syndrome, motility disorders, nutritional problems as they relate to the GI tract, obesity, peptic ulcer disease, short bowel syndrome, therapeutic endoscopy including difficult colonoscopy and polypectomy
Awards & Honors
- Cleveland Magazine "Top Doctors" - Gastroenterology 2011 -2015
- Best Doctors in America 2011-2016
- Richmond Magazine "Top Specialist in Gastroenterology" 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008
- American College of Physicians - Fellow
- American College of Nutrition - Fellow
- American College of Gastroenterology - Fellow
- American Gastroenterological Association - Fellow
- American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition - Member
Research & Publications
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As of 11/11/2016, Dr. Kirby has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Kirby receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Shire plc
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
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114 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
7 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 28, 2017
Dr. Kirby was thorough.
Reviewed on May 23, 2017
I feel so blessed to have Dr.Kirby as part of my care team. He is a very caring and compassionate doctor.
Reviewed on May 19, 2017
I have a significant medical history. Dr. Kirby was aware of my issues and that really impressed me.
Reviewed on Apr 25, 2017
see above. Dr. Kirby is great.
Reviewed on Jan 23, 2017
Dr. Kirby always explains medications and their benefits and possible side effects thoroughly
Reviewed on Dec 5, 2016
Reviewed on Oct 24, 2016
Not only were the instructions clear but Dr. Kirby's follow up was excellent
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