Kevin J Sullivan

Kevin J Sullivan, MD

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Director, Patient Safety And Quality Research, Congenital Heart Center

Business Phone: (352) 273-8298
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About Kevin J Sullivan

Hello! My name is Dr. Sullivan and I work as a board-certified physician in anesthesiology for children and adults, pediatrics, and pediatric critical care medicine. I chose to be a doctor in order to help sick children and I chose pediatric anesthesia and critical care medicine because I get satisfaction from helping children and their parents through periods of intense stress and instability.

I received my medical degree from the State University of New York in Brooklyn. Next, I completed two residencies, one in pediatrics at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, and the other in anesthesiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. Following my residencies, I remained at the UF College of Medicine to complete my fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine.

At the end of the day I just hope to provide the best care and support that I can to the sick children and their parents while educating the residents and fellows in training on our field of practice in a manner that is enjoyable and easy to understand.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, going to the beach, riding my bike and cheering on the New York Mets and Florida Gators.


Eric L. Ceithaml Award for Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
2014 · Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Nurse Magnet Physician Champion for Year
2014 · Wolfson Children Hospital
Outstanding Pediatric Researcher and Educator
2013 · Northeast Florida Pediatric Society
Best Doctors in America
2011-2015 · Best Doctors in America

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDT7400 Elect Top/Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • General anesthesia
  • Pediatric heart surgery
  • Sickle cell disease

Research Profile

Dr Sullivan has research interests in sickle cell anemia, pediatric critical care, sickle cell disease, and quality assurance / patient safety.


A single-institutional experience with 36 children less than 5 kilograms supported with the Berlin Heart: Comparison of congenital versus acquired heart disease.
Cardiology in the young. 1-8 [DOI] 10.1017/S1047951123004134. [PMID] 38362907.
Epstein Barr virus-directed T-cell therapy for refractory EBV-PTLD in a toddler post Orthotopic heart transplantation.
Pediatric transplantation. 28(2) [DOI] 10.1111/petr.14707. [PMID] 38419558.
A Single-Institutional Experience with 36 Children Smaller Than 5 Kilograms Supported with the Berlin Heart Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) over 12 Years: Comparison of Patients with Biventricular versus Functionally Univentricular Circulation.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 14(2):117-124 [DOI] 10.1177/21501351221146150. [PMID] 36798022.
Analysis of 82 Children Supported With Pulsatile Paracorporeal Ventricular Assist Device: Comparison of Patients With Biventricular Versus Univentricular Circulation.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 35(2):367-376 [DOI] 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2022.05.002. [PMID] 35584776.
Outcomes of Children Supported With Pulsatile Paracorporeal Ventricular Assist Device: Congenital Versus Acquired Heart Disease.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 14(6):708-715 [DOI] 10.1177/21501351231181105. [PMID] 37609822.
Support with Single Ventricle-Ventricular Assist Device (sVAD) in Patients with Functionally Univentricular Circulation Prior to Fontan Operation.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual. 26:26-39 [DOI] 10.1053/j.pcsu.2022.12.002. [PMID] 36842796.
A Comprehensive Approach to the Management of Patients With HLHS and Related Malformations: An Analysis of 83 Patients (2015-2021).
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 13(5):664-675 [DOI] 10.1177/21501351221088030. [PMID] 35511494.
Combined Hybrid Procedure and VAD Insertion in 9 High-Risk Neonates and Infants With HLHS.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 114(3):809-816 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.05.073. [PMID] 34186096.
Palliation Plus Ventricular Assist Device Insertion in 15 Neonates and Infants With Functionally Univentricular Circulation.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 114(4):1412-1418 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2022.02.051. [PMID] 35304109.
Ventricular assist device support in neonates and infants with a failing functionally univentricular circulation.
JTCVS techniques. 13:194-204 [DOI] 10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.09.056. [PMID] 35711213.
Myocardial recovery following pulsatile biventricular assist device support in infants: Report of 2 cases.
JTCVS techniques. 5:89-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.04.025. [PMID] 34318118.
Support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for over 1 year duration as a bridge to cardiac transplantation: a case report and review of the literature.
Cardiology in the young. 31(9):1495-1497 [DOI] 10.1017/S1047951121003656. [PMID] 34538285.
Life-Threatening Infectious Complications in Sickle Cell Disease: A Concise Narrative Review.
Frontiers in pediatrics. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fped.2020.00038. [PMID] 32154192.
The use of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for perinatal support of an infant with d-transposition of the great arteries, intact atrial and ventricular septa, and flow-restricted ductus arteriosus.
A & A case reports. 2(10):126-9 [DOI] 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000022. [PMID] 25611994.
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis: a case report and literature review.
Pediatric emergency care. 28(3):272-6 [DOI] 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3182495589. [PMID] 22391923.
Effect of oral arginine supplementation on exhaled nitric oxide concentration in sickle cell anemia and acute chest syndrome.
Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology. 32(7):e249-58 [DOI] 10.1097/MPH.0b013e3181ec0ae5. [PMID] 20724949.
Hyperacute therapies for childhood stroke: a case report and review of the literature.
Neurology research international. 2010 [DOI] 10.1155/2010/497326. [PMID] 21152213.
Nitric oxide metabolism and the acute chest syndrome of sickle cell anemia.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. 9(2):159-68 [DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0b013e3181668ca9. [PMID] 18477929.
Pharmacologic support of infants and children in septic shock.
Jornal de pediatria. 83(2 Suppl):S36-45 [PMID] 17530137.
Critical care of the pediatric hematopoietic stem cell recipient in 2005.
Pediatric transplantation. 9 Suppl 7:12-24 [PMID] 16305614.
End-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring in pediatric emergencies.
Pediatric emergency care. 21(5):327-32; quiz 333 [PMID] 15874818.
Relevance of type of catheters for central venous pressure measurement.
Pediatric emergency care. 20(7):448-52 [PMID] 15232245.
Phase I trial of intranasal and endobronchial administration of a recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 2 (rAAV2)-CFTR vector in adult cystic fibrosis patients: a two-part clinical study.
Human gene therapy. 14(11):1079-88 [PMID] 12885347.
Low exhaled nitric oxide and a polymorphism in the NOS I gene is associated with acute chest syndrome.
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 164(12):2186-90 [PMID] 11751185.
Noninvasive monitoring in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Pediatric clinics of North America. 48(3):573-88 [PMID] 11411294.
A hand-held, reusable, flexible fiberoptic catheter to conform correct endotracheal tube placement in children: an evaluation and comparison with chest radiography.
Clinical pediatrics. 39(5):303-6 [PMID] 10826079.
Bedside placement of transpyloric feeding tubes in the pediatric intensive care unit using gastric insufflation.
Critical care medicine. 28(6):2041-4 [PMID] 10890661.
Nitric oxide successfully used to treat acute chest syndrome of sickle cell disease in a young adolescent.
Critical care medicine. 27(11):2563-8 [PMID] 10579281.
Intramuscular atropine sulfate in children: comparison of injection sites.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 84(1):54-8 [PMID] 8988999.


Fellowship – Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
1996-1998 · University of Florida
Residency – Anesthesiology
1993-1996 · University of Florida
Residency – Pediatrics
1989-1993 · North Shore University Hospital
Medical Degree
1989 · State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

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