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James K. Sullivan, MD, PhD



Primary Affiliation:
Butler Hospital

Board Certified: Yes

Gender:  Male

English (US)

Internships: Hartford Hospital
Residencies: Brown University School of Medicine

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This physician and/or research investigator does not schedule private appointments with patients. Patients are treated as part of being admitted to one of Butler Hospital’s inpatient, partial or outpatient programs; researchers recruit for specific studies through a screening process. If seeking services, please call 1 (844) 401-0111 for an assessment and information on options for care.

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James K. Sullivan, MD, PhD, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Butler Hospital as well as the Chief of Psychiatry at Women & Infants Hospital. Previously serving as Deputy Medical Director for Clinical Services, Dr. Sullivan joined Butler in 2007 as Assistant Unit Chief on the Kent Unit.

A Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Dr. Sullivan received his PhD in biology from Wesleyan University and his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his internship in medicine at Hartford Hospital and his residency in psychiatry at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he was a chief resident.

Dr. Sullivan is a past recipient of the Prattle Excellence in Teaching Award from Brown University and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. A past president of Butler Hospital’s Medical Staff Association, Dr. Sullivan was awarded the Robert J. Westlake Award for Physician Excellence in 2013. Dr. Sullivan also recieved the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Exemplary Psychiatrist Award in 2017.

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Butler Hospital
Phone 401-455-6200
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, RI 02906
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