Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine and Public Health

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Bio

William Sullivan, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

He attended college at the University of Notre Dame and completed his medical degree at Vanderbilt. While in medical school, he also completed his master’s degree in education and is passionate about medical education, in particular the development of clinical reasoning and physician wellness.

Upon graduating from medical school, Dr. Sullivan’s classmates voted him as the peer they would most want to be their personal physician. In addition, he was awarded the Vanderbilt Founder’s Medal for first honors. He completed residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in internal medicine and pediatrics. During that time, he was chosen for multiple teaching awards, including the most outstanding teacher of medical students three years in a row and most outstanding pediatric resident teacher.

Dr. Sullivan’s clinical interest is in primary care internal medicine and pediatrics. In this context he is interested in mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders, as well as the care of LGBTQ patients.


Master - Education - Peabody College of Education - 2013
MD - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine - 2013
Residency - Internal Medicine & Pediatrics - Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 2017