James Patrick Birkbeck M.D.

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"Being in Topeka and being at a great hospital like Stormont Vail was something that I was excited about."
My Medical Specialty: Cardiology
Provider Focus: General Cardiologist
Related Departments: Cardiovascular Care
Male | Speaks: English


I’m a general cardiologist, so in terms of what I see and do, I see a lot of different cardiovascular problems. I would say I have a special interest in cardiovascular disease prevention.

What procedures do you specialize in?

I’m a non-invasive cardiologist. So, in terms of the procedures that I do, it’s mainly transesophageal echocardiograms. I do see patients a lot in the clinic and I also read quite a few different studies: echocardiograms, stress tests, Holter monitors and cardiac CTs.

Why did you choose to work at Stormont Vail Health?

I grew up in northeast Kansas — in Holton — so, I was exposed to Stormont Vail and was aware of it when I was growing up. And then when it became time, after I’d finished my training, to identify a hospital I wanted to go to, being in Topeka and being at a great hospital like Stormont Vail was something that I was excited about.

Board Certification

American Board Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease)
American Board of Internal Medicine


University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS 2005


University of Kansas Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Kansas City, KS 2002

Medical School

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS 1999

This Provider Practices at:

Cotton O'Neil Heart Center
929 S.W. Mulvane St.
Topeka, KS 66606-1677

(785) 270-4000
Fax: (785) 270-4195

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