Kathleen Sullivan, MD, PhD

Kathleen Sullivan, MD, PhD

Kathleen Sullivan, MD, PhD, is Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology and participates in the Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease (VEO-IBD) Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She holds the Frank R. Wallace Endowed Chair in Infectious Diseases.

Areas of Expertise: The genetics of SLE, Care of Immunodeficient patients, Protection of immunologically vulnerable patients., Asthma
Locations: Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of California


University of California, San Francisco, CA


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Board Certification

Pediatric Rheumatology

Titles and Academic Titles

Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology

Departments and Services




Campbell IM, Sheppard SE, Crowley TB, McGinn DE, Bailey A, McGinn MJ, Unolt M, Homans JF, Chen EY, Salmons HI, Gaynor JW, Goldmuntz E, Jackson OA2, Katz LE, Mascarenhas MR, Deeney VFX, Castelein RM, Zur KB, Elden L, Kallish S, Kolon TF, Hopkins SE, Chadehumbe MA, Lambert MP, Forbes BJ, Moldenhauer JS, Schindewolf EM1, Solot CB, Moss EM, Gur RE, Sullivan KE, Emanuel BS, Zackai EH, McDonald-McGinn DM. What is new with 22q? An update from the 22q and You Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Am J Med Genet A. 2018 Oct;176(10):2058-2069. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.40637.


Tramper J, Zhang H, Foglia EE, Dysart KC, Padula MA, Sullivan KV, Jensen EA. The association between positive tracheal aspirate cultures and adverse pulmonary outcomes in preterm infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Am J Perinatol. 2017;34(1):96-104.


Reilly A, Kersun LS, McDonald K, Weinberg A, Jawad AF, Sullivan KE. The efficacy of influenza vaccination in a pediatric oncology population. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Jul;32(5):e177-81. Read abstract

Zhang Z, Song L, Maurer K, Petri MA, Sullivan KE. Global H4 acetylation analysis by ChIP-chip in systemic lupus erythematosus monocytes. Genes Immun. 2010 Mar;11(2):124-33. Epub 2009 Aug 27. Read abstract





Zhang Z, Maurer K, Perin JC, Song L, Sullivan KE. Cytokine-induced monocyte characteristics in SLE. J Biomed Biotechnol. 2010;2010:507475. Epub 2010 Jun 24. Read abstract