Dr. David Kirlin

Patient Rating:

(4.9 out of 5 based on 37 Ratings)

(4.8 out of 5 based on 218 Ratings)
251 Wilmot Dr
Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: 704-861-0425
Fax: 704-861-0274

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Dr. Kirlin was born and raised in New Jersey, just outside Philadelphia. When he finished his residency training, he moved to Gastonia and founded the practice in 1984. He and his wife Nan have three grown daughters- Becca, Hanna and Maddie.

In order to give back to the community, Dr. Kirlin has become involved in politics as a city councilman and enjoys serving the public in this fashion. His other interests include racquetball, hiking, kayaking, traveling, and photography. He enjoys lecturing to civic organizations on podiatric health topics and is available to speak on a variety of current topics.



Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Fellow American Professional Wound Care Association
North Carolina Board of Podiatry Examiners – Vice President
American Podiatric Medical Association
North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society
-Trustee, 1989-1993 Treasurer, 1993-1995 Vice President, 1995-1996 President, 1996-1997
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management
American Professional Wound Care Association


NC Board of Podiatry Examiners, President 2014-2016, Secretary-Treasurer 2012-2014, Vice President 2010-2012
Gastonia City Council, 1999 – Present
Gastonia Recreation Advisory Commission, Chairman, 1999 – Present
Gastonia East Rotary Club
Gardner Park Elementary School PTA, President, 1993-1994
Southeast Gastonia Concerned Citizens Association, President, 1992-1994
First United Methodist Church, Gastonia, NC



American Board of Podiatric Surgery
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American Professional Wound Care Association



Business Person of the Year, Gaston Regional Chamber, 2014
Foundation Award, Gaston Regional Chamber Business of the Year, 2012
Honorary Chair, Community Foundation, Run for the Money, 2015
North Carolina Podiatrist of the Year, 1998
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1970


BS Degree, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA



MS Degree, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


Metropolitan Hospital, Springfield Division, Springfield, PA

  1. Gastonia

    (4.8 out of 5 based on 218 Ratings)
    251 Wilmot Dr
    Gastonia, NC 28054
    Phone: 704-861-0425
    Fax: 704-861-0274

    Dr. David Kirlin's hours at Gastonia:
    Mon8:30am - 4:45pm
    Tue8:30am - 12:00pm
    Wed8:30am - 12:00pm

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  1. GREAT Doctors and Staff.

  2. I have been a patient at Gaston Foot for a long, long time and have never had a bad experience with any of the doctors. I had a timing issue one time several years ago for a major problem with a serious toe situation but it had nothing to do with the doctor at Gaston Foot and I definitely did not let it affect my coming back to Gaston Foot. Great staff, nurses, doctors and I would not consider going anywhere else! [...] Great place all the way around!

  3. Professional, friendly and courteous.

  4. Dr. Kirlin is always attentive, informative, pleasant and easy to talk to

  5. Dr. Kirlin has been an excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable. Has helped me tremendously. Will let others know.

  6. The Doctor and all staff are the BEST.

  7. He is always very nice and knows me by name even though I go once a year. He is the best