Michael P. Sullivan, MD, FACEP
EDUCATION and TRAINING
1984-1987 University of Washington Bachelor of Science Degree
1987-1991 University Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School
1991-1994 University of Pittsburgh Resident in Emergency Medicine
APPOINTMENTS and POSITIONS
1996-Present University of Washington School of Medicine, Clinical Instructor of Medicine and Surgery
1995-1999 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
1994-1995 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
1995-Present St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Department Attending Physician Bellingham, WA
2001-2003 St. Joseph Hospital Associate Medical Director and Vice Chairman Department of Emergency Medicine Bellingham, WA
1998-2003 Northwest Emergency Physicians Regional Medical Director Seattle, WA
1995-1998 Board Member - Board of Directors - Washington State Chapter American College of Emergency Physicians
1995-1998 Education Director - St. Joseph Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine
1993-1995 South Hills Health System Attending Physician Jefferson Hospital Emergency Department Pittsburgh, PA
Emergency Medical Services/Fire Service
2010- Present San Juan Island EMS Program Medical Director
2008 - Present State of Washington Medical Program Director San Juan County EMS
2006 - Present Medical Director OIFD Health and Wellness Program
2005 -2006 EMS Physician Supervisor, Lynden Fire Dept, Whatcom County Fire Districts 7 & 8
2005 - Present EMS Physician Supervisor Whatcom County Fire District 4
2003 - Present Orcas Island Fire Department EMS Program Medical Director
2002 -2005 EMS Division Chief – North Whatcom Fire & Rescue Lynden, WA
2001 -2006 North Whatcom Fire & Rescue Medical Director
1998 -Present-Instructor Whatcom Medic One Paramedic Training Program, Bellingham Technical College
1998 -2003 Fire Commissioner - Whatcom County Fire District 4
1997 -2002 Instructor - Whatcom County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Training Institute
1997 -Present Firefighter/ Lieutenant - Whatcom County Fire District 4
1997 -Present Cascade Ambulance Service Inc. Medical Director Bellingham, WA
1995 -2000 Whatcom County E.M.T. Training Program Medical Director Bellingham,WA
1994 -1995 City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety Bureau of EMS Assistant Medical Director
1994 -1996 Member, Item Writing Committee, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, Columbus OH.
1994- Allegheny County EMS Physician Liaison - US Air Flight 427 Air Disaster
1994- Attending EMS Physician - United States Open Golf Championships - Oakmont PA
1993-1995 Senior Preceptor, National Paramedic Certification Exams
1993-1995 EMS Physician Coordinator - Pittsburgh Thrift Drug Classic Professional Bike Race
1992-1995 Pennsylvania Chapter - American College of Emergency Physicians Basic Trauma Life Support Committee Member
1992-1995 City of Pittsburgh EMS Medical Command Physician Department of Public Safety Bureau of EMS Pittsburgh, PA
1991-1995 Stadium EMS Physician - Three Rivers Stadium - Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball, Pittsburgh Steelers Football
1991-1995 EMS Physician for University of Pittsburgh football games, The Great 10K Race, Pittsburgh Marathon, and the Three Rivers Regatta
2010- Present Island Air Ambulance Medical Director Friday Harbor, WA
1995-2000 MED FLIGHT Air Ambulance Medical Director Bellingham, WA
1994-1995 Davis Air - Aeromedical Transport Medical Director West Mifflin, PA
1994-1995 Specialized Treatment and Transport (STAT) MedEvac Associate Medical Director Pittsburgh, PA
1991-1995 Specialized Treatment and Transport (STAT) MedEvac EMS Flight Physician Pittsburgh, PA
CERTIFICATION and LICENSURE
2003 Advanced HAZMAT Life Support Provider & Instructor
2001 Fire Service Instructor I – State of Washington
1997 Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Instructor
1997 Fellow - American College of Emergency Physicians
1996 Firefighter I Certification State of Washington
1995 State of WA Department of Health - Medical Physician & Surgeon License
1995 Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider & Instructor
1995 Diplomat - American Board of Emergency Medicine
1993 Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider and Instructor
1993 Basic Trauma Life Support Instructor
1993 Drug Enforcement Agency License
1982 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider and Instructor
MEMBERSHIPS in PROFESSIONAL and SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
2000 American Academy of Emergency Medicine
1996 Air Medical Physician’s Association
1991 National Association of EMS Physicians
1991 Association of Air Medical Services
1990 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
1990 Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
1989 American College of Emergency Physicians
1989 Emergency Medicine Residents Association
1985 Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society
HONORS / AWARDS
2008 Orcas Island Fire & Rescue – Most Inspirational Member Award
2007 Orcas Island Fire & Rescue - 1,000 Call Club Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
1994 Peter Safar Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine
1994 National Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA) Leadership Excellence Award in Emergency Medicine
1993 National American Eurocopter Medical Aircrew Award
1991 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Award for Excellence in Emergency Medicine
1991 SANDOZ Award in recognition of superior academic achievement and contribution to health care, UHS / Chicago Medical
1991 Luisada Cardiology Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in Cardiology, UHS / Chicago Medical
1991 Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Award, UHS/ Chicago Medical
1988 Norman H. Pevsner Research Fellowship, UHS / Chicago Medical
MP Sullivan, RT Kiskaddon, et. al.: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in the Pre-hospital Treatment of Acute Pulmonary Edema. Abstracted, Annals of Emergency Medicine, 1995;25(1):129.
Katz LM, Safar P, Xiao F,Sullivan Met. al: Mild Cerebral Cooling After Cardiac Arrest in Dogs and Patients. Abstract, International Resuscitation Research Conference, May 1994.
Katz L, Safar P, Xiao F,Sullivan Met. al: Clinically Feasible Methods for the Rapid Induction of Mild Cerebral Resuscitative Hypothermia. Abstract, International Conference on Pediatric Resuscitation. Washington, D.C. June, 1994.
Katz L, Safar P, Xiao F,Sullivan Met. al.: Mild Cerebral Cooling After Cardiac Arrest in Dogs and Patients. Abstract, 2nd CPR Congress of the European Resuscitation Council. Mainz, Germany October, 1994.
Kelley JM,Sullivan MP, Delbridge TR, et. al: Assessment of the Usefulness of Peak Expiratory Flow Rate to Differentiate Out-of-Hospital CHF and COPD Patients. Abstracted, Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine, 1994;9(2):S56.
Mosesso VN,Sullivan MP, Davis EA et al: Times of EMS Interventions as Documented on Paramedic Trip Sheet Reports Versus On Scene Audio Recordings. Abstracted, Annals of Emerg Med, 1993;22(5):920.
Sodium Bicarbonate Study Group/Safar Center for Resuscitation Research:
Primary Investigators:Rade B. Vukmir MD; Laurence Katz MD. Beaver: Paul Peindl MD;
Charles Bowers EMT-P; Joseph Campbell EMT-P. Greensburg: John Reed MD; William
Groft EMT-P. Indiana: Steve Bashor MD; James Dixon MD; BJ Pino EMT-P. McKees
Rocks: Peter Stevenson MD; Anthony Sanvito EMT-P. Monessen: Frank Hertzog MD;
Bill Hess EMT-P; Mark Sellew EMT-P; Mark Eglgi EMT-P. Monroeville: Dave Natale
MD; Doug Nicole EMT-P. Pittsburgh: Michael Sullivan MD; Uwe Ebmeyer MD;
Nicholas Bircher MD; Paul Paris MD; James Menegazzi PhD; Peter Safar MD. Sewickley:
J. Nagan MD; J. Withee EMT-P.
Vukmir R, Katz L, andSodiumBicarbonate Study Group: Sodium Bicarbonate improves outcome in prolonged pre-hospital cardiac arrest. Am J Emerg Med 2006;24 (2): 156-161
Vukmir R and the Sodium Bicarbonate Study Group: Prehospital cardiac arrest outcome is adversely associated with antiarrythmic agent use, but not associated with presenting complaint or medical history. Emerg Med J 2004; 21: 95-98.
Vukmir R, and the Sodium Bicarbonate Study Group: The influence of urban, suburban, or rural locale on survival from pre-hospital cardiac arrest. 2004 Am J Emerg Med 22 (2): 90-93.
02/24/95 Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in the Pre-hospital Treatment of Acute Pulmonary Edema, American College of Emergency Physicians Research Forum, San Francisco, CA.
05/24/94 Times of EMS Interventions as Documented on Trip Reports Verses On-Scene Audio Recordings, Western Pennsylvania Hospital Resident Research Day, Pittsburgh, PA.
05/24/94 Spontaneous Mild Hypothermia in Pre-hospital Cardiac Arrest Patients, Western Pennsylvania Hospital Resident Research Day, Pittsburgh, PA.
05/18/93 Times of EMS Interventions as Documented on Trip Reports Verses On-Scene Audio Recordings, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
05/07/94 Spontaneous Mild Hypothermia in Pre-hospital Cardiac Arrest Patients, International Resuscitation Research Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
02/09/89 Intravascular Blood Volume During Rodent Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Midwest Student Medical Research Forum, Omaha, NE.