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Donald Sullivan, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine


Don Sullivan grew up in Boston and attended Tufts University for undergraduate and Boston University for graduate studies. He completed his residency at the University of Maryland and fellowship at OHSU. He has a research appointment at the Portland VA-Healthcare System in the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC). He is a health services researcher and his primary research focus is on improving the quality of life and value of care among persons with serious illness. This work includes an emphasis on persons with serious respiratory illness including lung cancer and those at risk for pulmonary complications of their underlying illnesses such as persons with dementia. He is or has been funded by the National Institutes of Health- National Cancer Institute and National Institute on Aging, American Thoracic Society, American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society, Borchard Foundation, Cambia Health Foundation, Knight Cancer Institute, Medical Research Foundation, and UPENN Roybal Center. Dr. Sullivan enjoys mentoring and teaching future generations of clinicians helping to train medical and doctoral students, residents, and fellows. In his free time, he enjoys travel, hiking, and biking.

Education and training

    • M.D., 2007, University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Residency

    • Internal medicine, University of Maryland, 2010
  • Fellowship

    • Pulmonary and critical care medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 2013
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, internal medicine, 2010

Memberships and associations:

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine


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