Dr. Louis W. Sullivan

Honorary Co-Chair
Louis W. Sullivan, MD

Honorary Co-Chair
Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.

Louis W. Sullivan, M.D. is the President Emeritus of Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and host of the public television series Frontiers of Medicine. He returned to the presidency of Morehouse in 1993 after serving as the Secretary of Health and Human Services during the Bush Administration, from 1989 to 1993.

Dr. Sullivan played a crucial role in creating Morehouse School of Medicine. In 1975, he became the founding dean and director of the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College. Three yearls later, the School of Medicine at Morehouse College admitted its first 24 students, when it opened a s wo-year program in the basic medical sciences.

Born in Atlanta, Dr. Sullivan received a Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Morehous College and earned his medical degree, Cum laude, from Boston University. His internship and medical residency were at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He is certified in internal medicine and hematology.

He served as Chairman of President George w. Bush’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities(HBCUs). He is a commisioneer on the United States Commission on the Future of Higher Education. He was Co-Chair of President George Bush’s (1989-1993) advisory council on HIV/AIDS.

His academic appointments include:
1963-1964: Instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School
1964-1966: Assistant professor of Medicine at Seton Hall College o Medicine
1966: Co-Director of hematology at Boston University
1967: Founded the Boston University Hematology Service at Boston City Hospital
1966-1975: Servd on the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Sullivan was the founding president of the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools. He is a former member of the Joint Committee on Health Policy of the Association of American Universities and the National Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities. He is also a member of the American Medical Association and National Medical Association.