James K. Sullivan, MD, is the senior vice president and chief medical officer of Butler 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 assistant 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.