In Memoriam
Tom Sullivan
1/83rd Artillery (1966-67)

Rest in Peace


Dr. Thomas Sullivan (Deceased January 19, 2014).

Veteran of HQ Battery 1/83rd Artillery 1966-1967.

In Memoriam from the Virginia Chapter,
American Academy of Pediatrics

In Grateful Appreciation for the Life of
Thomas J. Sullivan, MD, FAAP

On Sunday, January 19 the beloved and universally respected Thomas J. Sullivan was fatally injured when hit by a vehicle while walking to church.

Tom's boundless energy and enthusiasm coupled with a 'can do attitude' made him a fearless advocate for every child. Recognized statewide and nationally for his devotion to the wellness and safety of all children, Tom served as President of the Virginia Chapter, AAP in 2001 and 2002. In 2006, the Washington Family Magazine named him as a "Doctor of Excellence."

As an active Virginia Chapter-AAP leader, Tom served as the Pediatric Research Office Setting (PROS) Coordinator developing one of the larger PROS state groups in the nation. Additionally, he founded the Pediatric Education Foundation of Virginia which made available grant funds for private pediatric practices. Through the Foundation, collaborative partnerships were developed to support an Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) care model for pediatric offices. As a champion of the ADHD model, Tom worked closely with 12 practices around the state.

Tom and his practice served as a pilot for the Medical Home Collaborative that modeled pediatric practice teams to improve the health care for children with special health care needs. He served on the State Child Fatality Review Team which looked closely at patterns of child injury. Additionally, Tom advocated the Bright Futures model for pediatric care and assisted in the development of the Bright Futures model for the Virginia Department of Health. He also served on the mental health task force for the Virginia Chapter that focused on maternal depression. He was a member of the Virginia Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Learning Collaborative sponsored by the National Initiative of Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) to identify infants who fail initial hearing screening.

Virginia, its pediatricians and, most importantly, its children are in a better place thanks to the advocacy of Dr. Thomas J. Sullivan, MD, FAAP.

We will miss him so much, he was our hero, a child's best friend, and our mentor.

William "Biff" Rees, MD
President, Virginia Chapter


Dr Thomas Sullivan is one of the founding partners of ALL Pediatrics. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he attended Seton Hall University for his undergraduate years and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his internship at Walter Reed General Hospital, and his residency training at Babies Hospital Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Sullivan is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University, and is Past President of the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Sullivan has been recognized on numerous occasions by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the Washington metro area’s “Top Doctors”. He is currently involved in several pilot projects for clinical excellence with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Bright Futures initiative, the Virginia State Pediatric Research in the Office Setting (PROS), and most recently the Medical Home project for children with special needs and chronic illness.

Dr. Sullivan continues to devote much of his time to working with children with Attention Deficit Disorder, and serves as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on ADHD.

Dr. Thomas Sullivan is the proud father of five children, one of whom, Dr. Brendan Sullivan, joined him in practice at Alexandria & Lake Ridge Pediatrics in 2000. His personal time is spent with his family, camping, fishing, and gardening.

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