Dr Timothy Sullivan is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Program Director of the Psychiatric Residency Training Program, at Northwell Health/Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH); and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Donald and Barbara Zucker SOM at Hofstra/Northwell. After graduating from Dartmouth Medical College, he trained in Internal Medicine and Hematology-Oncology; and subsequently pursued further training in Psychiatry at the New York Hospital Westchester Division, Cornell University Medical Center, where he then served as a member of the faculty for several years.
While serving as a Division Director at Saint Vincents Hospital Westchester, in Harrison, NY, Dr Sullivan helped initiate a novel intensive outpatient treatment program for persons dually diagnosed with a mental health problem and IDD. As a result, he developed a relationship with the Westchester ARC, which led to his taking on a series of positions within that organization, NYSARC and now PHP: First Vice President, Executive Board Member, Westchester ARC, June 2000 – 2009; Executive Committee member, June 2001 – 2009; Member, Board of Governors, NYSARC, June 2004 – 2008; Board Member June 2000-2009, 2010 – 2011. Member, Board of Partners Health Plan, 2014 – present.
Dr Sullivan is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
In addition to founding the psychiatry residency training program at SIUH, he has collaborated with other hospital departments on a variety of projects, including Integrated Care models; community public health initiatives; and resident and physician wellness. His current area of academic interest is the structure of future psychiatric practice and the training/educational needs of future psychiatrists, with an emphasis on proposed models of psychotherapy training.