Stephen Edwin Sullivan, MD

Phone: 734-936-7010


Stephen Sullivan M.D. was raised near Phoenix, Arizona and received his M.D. degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.  He completed residencies in both Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan and is board certified in both disciplines.

Dr. Sullivan is the director of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery and Adult Hydrocephalus in the Department of Neurosurgery and co-director of the Minimally Invasive Skull Base Program based in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery.  He is co-surgeon along with Dr. William Chandler in the University of Michigan Pituitary Clinic.  He holds joint appointments in the departments of Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology and Neurology. 

His special interests include the use of advanced endoscopic and computer navigational techniques in the treatment of brain, pituitary, skullbase and spinal tumors.  His research interests include the treatment of meningiomas and chordomas of the skull base and spine.  His congenital neurosurgery practice centers on the treatment of adult hydrocephalus, Chiari malformations and tethered cord syndrome. He is a recognized specialist in the treatment of patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease.

He enjoys history, economics, fitness and raising his daughter Rory.


Medical School or Training

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


  • University of Michigan Health System, Neurology, MI, 1996
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