Kevin J. Sullivan, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology
Physician Director of Quality at the Congenital Heart Center

Contact information

Department of Anesthesiology
College of Medicine, University of Florida
PO Box 100254
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610


Administrative Assistant

Poppy Meehan
Phone: (352) 273-7094


Dr. Sullivan grew up on Long Island and attended Adelphi University where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology. He then attended medical school at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He trained in pediatrics at North Shore University Hospital on Long Island, and trained in pediatric critical care medicine and anesthesia at the University of Florida in GNV.

He is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric critical care medicine, anesthesia, and pediatric anesthesia. For the past twenty years he has practiced pediatric anesthesia, pediatric cardiac anesthesia, and pediatric critical care medicine at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL where he was employed by the Nemours Children’s Clinic and the University of Florida / Jacksonville. He has served as the medical director of pediatric intensive care unit and the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit, and was active in quality assurance and patient safety committees.

His research interests include sickle cell anemia and nitric oxide metabolism. He joins the Congenital Heart Center and the Department of Anesthesia in Gainesville and will head the quality assurance efforts for the CHC while providing clinical coverage of the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit, pediatric cardiac anesthesia, and pediatric anesthesia coverage.

Dr. Sullivan is a father of three daughters (22, 20, 16) and a husband of 27 years to wife Linda. He enjoys the beach, bike riding, all NY sports teams, and especially college football season. He loves Labrador Retrievers and all animals.



1996-1998 Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine University of Florida / Shands Hospital Gainesville, FL
1993-1996 Residency, Anesthesiology University of Florida / Shands Hospital Gainesville, FL
1989-1993 Residency, Pediatrics North Shore University Hospital Manhasset, NY
1985-1989 Doctor of Medicine State University of New York / Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, NY
1981-1985 BS, Biology Adelphi University Garden City, NY


Awards and Honors

2014 Wolfson Children’s Hospital Eric L. Ceithaml Award in Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
2014 Wolfson Children Hospital Nurse Magnet Physician Champion
2013 Outstanding Pediatric Researcher and Educator, Northeast Florida Pediatric Society
2011-2016 Best Doctors in America
2006 Teaching Attending of the Year, Nemours Children’s Clinic / Jacksonville


Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine


Selected Publications

  • Sullivan KJ, Schrum S, Freid EB, Collins S, Bouchard A, Burns S, Poulos N, Walsh D, Ingyinn M, Hudak M, Lacey S, Ettedgui J, Ceithaml EL, Jerabek CF, Sleeper T, Castillo R, Trogolo F, Bleiweis MS. Use of venovenous ECMO for perinatal support of an infant with TGA, intact atrial and ventricular septum, and closed ductus arteriosus: A case report and literature review. (Anesthesia and Analgesia Case Reports, 15 May 2014; Volume 2, Issue 10, pages 126-129.
  • Lopez C, Budge P, Chen J, Bilyeu S, Mirza A, Custodio H, Irazuzta J, Visvesvara G, Sullivan KJ. Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis: A Case Report and Literature Review. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Mar; 28(3): 272-276. PubMed PMID: 22391923
  • Sullivan KJ, Kissoon N, Sandler E, Gauger C, Froyen M, Duckworth L, Brown M, Murphy S. Effect of oral arginine supplementation on exhaled nitric oxide concentration in sickle cell anemia and acute chest syndrome. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Oct; 32(7):e 249-58. PubMed PMID: 20724949.
  • Irazuzta J, Sullivan KJ. Hyper-acute Therapies for Stroke: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Neurology Research International, vol. 2010, Article ID 497326, 3 pages, 2010. DOI: 10.1155/2010/49732.
  • Irazuzta, J, Sullivan, K Current Opinions in Pediatric Septic Shock. Journal of Pediatric Sciences; 2009; 1; e8.