Professor and Vice-Chair of Clinical Operations
Emergency Medicine Department
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2001
American College of Physicians
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Select Recent Publications:
Kirk JD, Kontos M, Amsterdam EA. Provocative testing. Short Stay Management of Chest Pain. Peacock WF, Cannon, CP (Eds.) Humana Press Inc. Totawa, New Jersey 2009, XII, 272 p.
Kirk JD, Parissis JT, Filippatos G. Pharmacologic stabilization and management of acute heart failure syndromes in the emergency department. Heart Fail Clin. 2009 Jan;5(1):43-54
Kirk JD, Filippatos G, Gheorghiade M, Pang PS, Levy P, Amsterdam EA for the Society of Chest Pain Centers Acute Heart Failure Committee. Acute Heart Failure Treatment: Society of Chest Pain Centers Recommendations for the Evaluation and Management of the Observation Stay Acute Heart Failure Patient. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2008 Jun;7(2):83-6.
Kirk JD. Reducing the door to balloon time: is bypassing the emergency department really the answer? Int J Cardiol. 2007 Jul 31;119(3):359-61.
Chest Pain Units, Amsterdam EA, Kirk JD, (eds), Cardiology Clinics, Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.