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Mark D. Sullivan, MD, PhD

Mark D. Sullivan, M.D., Ph.D. received his M.D. and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University. After completing an internship in family medicine at the University of Missouri, he completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington in 1988.
Dr. Sullivan is now a professor of psychiatry, adjunct professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine and adjunct professor of bioethics and hHumanities at the University of Washington. He has served as attending physician in the UW Center for Pain Relief for 25 years, where he is co-director of Behavioral Health Services.
Dr. Sullivan has published over 220 peer-reviewed articles, many on chronic pain. He is currently participating in NIDA, CDC and VA-funded studies on opioid therapy for chronic pain. He has been chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Pain Society and on the editorial board of Pain.