Faculty Profiles

Patrick Sullivan, MD

Patrick S. Sullivan, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology & Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Chief Quality Officer, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory

Telephone: 404.686.8143

Email: patrick.s.sullivan@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2011


After completing his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, in 2011, Dr. Sullivan joined the faculty of Emory's Division of Surgical Oncology and the Winship Cancer Institute.

He specializes in diseases of the colon and rectum, with expertise in the surgical management of primary and recurrent malignancy of the colon and rectum, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), diverticular disease, and anorectal disorders. He has a particular interest in the application of minimally invasive techniques including the use of laparoscopic and robotic approaches to treat diseases of the colon and rectum.

Dr. Sullivan works in close collaboration with gastrointestinal specialists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, urologists, and interventional radiologists to develop individualized and multidisciplinary management strategies for each patient.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, 2005

  • General Surgery Internship and Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, 2005-2010

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, 2010-2011

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Fellow

  • American Medical Association

  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Honors and Awards

  • Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2019

Clinical Interests

  • Colon and rectal cancer

  • Perianal and anal canal neoplasms

  • Diverticular disease

  • Crohn's disease

  • Ulcerative colitis

  • Minimally Invasive and robotic surgery

  • Interventional endoscopy

Research Interests

  • Recurrent and primary rectal cancer

  • Enhanced recovery programs

  • Diverticular disease

  • Presacral and retrorectal neoplasms