Patrick Sullivan, MD, FACS



Dr. Sullivan has a particular interest in the use of minimally invasive techniques including the use of laparoscopic and robotic approaches in treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum.

Titles and Roles

Professor, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Chief Quality Officer, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Colorectal Surgeon
Colorectal Cancer
Anal Cancer
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Board certified in colon and rectal surgery, Patrick Sullivan, MD, FACS, specializes in the surgical management of primary and recurrent malignancy of the colon and rectum, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, and anorectal disorders.

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.


Dr. Sullivan obtained his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. He then completed his internship and residency at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine after completing his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.


Dr. Sullivan's research interests include recurrent and primary rectal cancer, enhanced recovery programs, diverticular disease, and presacral and retrorectal neoplasms.

  • Below is a listing of current federal grants for the above principal investigator.



Dr. Sullivan has been consistently listed in Atlanta Magazine's annual "Top Doctors" issue.

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