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Elizabeth Barnhardt Kirkland, MD, MSCR

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Care team with Leanna B. Orndorff, MSN, FNP-C.


Patients Say:

“Dr. Kirkland is an exemplary medical professional that always shows great care and compassion. I have complete faith in her commitment to my health and in her efforts to identify and address my health concerns.”

“Dr. Kirkland listened carefully, answered all of my questions clearly, and provided me with some practical tips regarding my medications. Her manner is thoughtful, yet relaxed, which put me at ease. I thought she was very thorough in her questioning as well.”

“Dr. Kirkland may be the single most caring and attentive doctor I have ever seen.”

Dr. Barnhardt Kirkland Says:

“A few sentences cannot embody what it means to be a physician. I have had patients come to me as strangers, but before long, we feel like family, sharing in the joys of new grandchildren, the highs of improved health, and the sorrows of loss.

I am intrigued by diagnostic dilemma and intellectually stimulated by medical advances, but there is no question what keeps my passion alive: being a partner with and an advocate for my patients.”


Practicing Medicine Since


Medical School

University of North Carolina School of Medicine


Medical University of South Carolina

Board Certified

American Board of Internal Medicine

Honors & Certifications

Certificate of Competence in Research Ethics, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC); New Investigator Award, Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control; Medical Student Teaching Excellence Award Winner, Department of Medicine, MUSC; At MUSC: Internal Medicine Chief Resident; Internal Medicine Resident of the Year, Outpatient; Outpatient Resident of the Month, March; Internal Medicine Resident of the Year, Inpatient; Internal Medicine Intern of the Year; Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor (2023)

Clinical Interests

  • Wellness and Prevention
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Women's Health