Dr. Sullivan received his MD and his PhD in philosophy from Vanderbilt University. After completing an internship in family medicine at University of Missouri, he completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington in 1988. He is now Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as well as Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington. He has served as attending physician in the UWMC Center for Pain Relief for 30 years. He has done clinical research on opioid therapy for chronic pain for the past 15 years. He has published over 275 peer-reviewed articles. He has a book published by Oxford University Press, "The Patient As Agent of Health and Health Care."
- Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Seattle, WA