Dr. Sullivan was born in Los Angeles, California.
In 1973, he graduated from Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, New Jersey, a private college preparatory school.
In 1977, he graduated from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
He began his international medical studies at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine. He completed his medical studies at UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical College (now Robert Wood Johnson), Piscataway, New Jersey.
He successfully completed his Ob/Gyn residency at the UMDNJ-Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey, where he served as Chief Resident and Clinical Instructor. He was the recipient of the Research Award 1987 for his work on magnesium sulfate for the treatment and prevention of pre-term labor.
He has attended post graduate courses in infertility with Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, Maryland; urogynecology with Harvard Medical College, Cambridge, Massachusetts; ultrasound with Bowman Gray School of Medicine, North Carolina; and laser surgery with the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. He was a member of the international congress for the study of cesarean section rates at the Rotunda, Dublin, Ireland, sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
He served as Adjunct Professor of the Georgia Southern University, School of Nursing, Statesboro, Georgia. He was the chairman of the Board of the Center for Irish Studies of Georgia Southern University from its conception until 2008.
Dr. Sullivan co-authored Genital Warts and Contagious Cancers: The Coming Epidemic, McFarland & Co., a book on the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal pap smears. He is also the author of 2010 Pregnancy Diet, a comprehensive guide to nutrition for expectant mothers.
He served as Chairman of the Board of Bulloch Memorial Hospital from 1995-1999. During his tenure BMH was awarded the Top 100 Hospitals Award. As Chairman, he attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Georgia Regional Medical Center, which replaced BMH. He was responsible for the inception and planning of the Women's Pavilion of the new center.
He is a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
Dr. Sullivan is a current member of the American Academy of Pain Management and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
Dr. Sullivan is the Executive Director of The Women's Surgery Center, Statesboro, Georgia.