Dr. Sullivan is the President and CEO of The Sullivan Group, a medical risk management and patient safety organization. He is a board certified emergency physician and a fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Dr. Sullivan is a past president of the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Rush Medical College.
Dr. Sullivan obtained a legal degree in 1989, and has used his dual background to study patient safety issues and create programs, services, and solutions to reduce medical errors and reduce risk in the practice of medicine.
Dr. Sullivan has authored cutting edge research that defines the risk and safety issues in the practice of emergency and acute care medicine. He teaches risk and safety nationally to emergency physicians including regular presentations at the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Scientific Assembly and the Medical Directors Academy. Over the last 15 years Dr. Sullivan’s risk and safety tools and training have touched tens of thousands of emergency physicians and nurses and currently impacts over 15,000,000 emergency department patient visits each year.