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.
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




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