Mark Daniel Sullivan M.D.

Mark Daniel Sullivan M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Behavioral Health Care, Chronic Pain, Pain Medicine, Psychiatry


Pain Medicine at UW Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health




Primary Location

Center for Pain Relief at UWMC-Roosevelt

4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.598.4282|Map It 


Dr. Sullivan is a UW professor of psychiatry and adjunct professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine and adjunct professor of bioethics and humanities. He provides psychiatric consultation services in the Center for Pain Relief at UWMC-Roosevelt and in the UW Medicine Regional Heart Center.

Patient Care Philosophy

My philosophy is one of robust patient-centered care. This means that patients are asked not only about treatment preferences, but also about their goals for care and how they might participate in that care. In the care of chronic illness, it is the patient above all else who determines whether care will be successful.

Personal Interests

I like to bicycle to work and to run and swim. I like to camp and play music with my family.

Clinical Interests

Outpatient treatment of chronic illness including chronic pain, heart disease, diabetes and depression; and palliative care for seriously ill patients who are not yet at the end of their lives.

Teaching Interests

Bioethics, chronic pain, depression in chronic illness and medical mimics of psychiatric disorders.

Scope of Care

He assists outpatients with depression and anxiety that may complicate their medical care and with any behavioral issues relevant to that medical care. He helps the medical team care for the person facing the disease, as well as caring for the disease itself.

Research Interests

He studies the comparative effectiveness of treatments for chronic illness, including self-management. He studies the way that physical and mental health interact in chronic illness. He is interested in expanding the ways in which patients can participate in their health and healthcare.


Vanderbilt Univ. Sch. of MedicineMedical education1984
Univ. of Missouri ColumbiaInternshipFamily Medicine
UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral SciencesResidencyPsychiatry

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyPsychiatry1991
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