Jerry W. Sullivan, MD, FACS, CPE

Jerry W. Sullivan, MD, FACS, CPEDirector of Outpatient Urology Clinics and Procedures
Atlanta VA Medical Center

Emory University School of Medicine

Clinical Practice Sites

Atlanta VA Medical Center
(404) 728-4120
(404) 728-4141

Undergraduate Education

BS (Cum Laude)
Georgetown College
Georgetown, Kentucky (1964)

Medical School

University of Louisville Medical School (1968)


San Diego Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA (1968–1969)

Urology Residency

Tulane University School of Medicine (1971–1976)


Fellowship in Urologic Surgical Oncology
Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital, NY (1976–1977)

Board Certification

American Board of Urology (1978)
Certified Physician Executive (CPE) of American College of Physician Executives (1999)

Clinical and Academic Appointments

Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital, NY (1976–1977)
Louisiana State Univ., New Orleans, LA (1977–2007)
Emory University School of Medicine (2007–current)
Atlanta VA Medical Center (2007–current)

Primary Clinical Interests

Elevated PSA

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About Dr. Sullivan

Dr. Sullivan is Director of Outpatient Urology Clinics and Procedures in Department of Urology at the Atlanta VA Medical Center

Dr. Sullivan received his medical degree from University of Louisville Medical School in 1968. Following a 3-year military service in the US Navy during the Vietnam War he returned to complete his urology residency training at Tulane University School of Medicine. In 1976, Dr. Sullivan joined Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital, New York, NY for fellowship specialization in urologic-oncology. Dr. Sullivan is a diplomat of the American Board of Urology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgery and a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) of American College of Physician Executives.

Upon completion of his fellowship, he was appointed as the Director of Urologic Oncology at Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1977. In 1984, he was promoted to Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine. Dr. Sullivan served on several executive committees including the Board of Directors of the American Urological Association (Southeastern Section) in 1990-1993 and in 1996-2004. He served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Urology (1998-2005).

In 2007 and after 25 years of being in command of a large department of urology at LSU, Dr. Sullivan decided to move to Atlanta for retirement. His plans soon changed after being persuaded by Dr. Fray Marshall (Former Chair) to join Emory Urology. He since has managed the outpatient urology clinics and procedures at Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Dr. Sullivan remains closely involved with teaching and mentoring medical students, urology residents and physician assistants. With a dedicated team of multiple providers, Dr. Sullivan and his team are responsible for over 8000 clinic visits per year including 1500 outpatient procedures.

Honors & Awards

Editorial Board, Journal of Urology, 1998-2005

Best Doctors in America, 1990 - Present

Best New Orleans Physicians in Treating the Deadliest Diseases, New Orleans Magazine (Aug 1997)

Consumers' Guide to Top Doctors, Consumers' Checkbook Magazine, Jul 2002

Top 60 Surgeons in New Orleans Area, New Orleans Magazine, Aug 2002

Top Doctors in New Orleans, New Orleans Magazine, Aug 2004 & 2006

Top Doctors: Louisiana’s Best, Louisiana Life Magazine, Aug 2006


Issa MM, Al-Qassab UA, Hall J, Ritenour CWM, Petros JA, Sullivan JW. Formalin Disinfection of Biopsy Needle Minimizes the Risk of Sepsis Following Prostate Biopsy. Journal of Urology 2013 May 25 [Epub ahead of print]

Shrewsberry AB, Al-Qassab UA, Goodman M, Petros J, Sullivan JW, Ritenour CWM, Issa MM. A +20% Adjustment in the CT Measured Ureteral Length is an Accurate Predictor of True Ureteral Length Prior to Ureteral Stent Placement. Journal of Endourology 27(8): 1041-1045, 2013.

Moinpour CM, Hayden KA, Unger JM, Thompson IM Jr, Redman MW, Canby-Hagino ED, Higgins BA, Sullivan JW, Lemmon D, Breslin S, Crawford ED, Southwest Oncology Group. Health-Related Quality of Life Results in Pathologic Stage C Prostate Cancer From A Southwest Oncology Group Trial Comparing Radical Prostatectomy Alone With Radical Prostatectomy Plus Radiation Therapy. Journal of Clinical Oncology 26(1): 112-120, 2008.

Martin B, Cheli C, Pollard S, Sullivan, JW, et al: Similar Age-Specific PSA, Complex PSA, and Percent cPSA Levels Among African-American and White Men of Southern Louisiana. Urology 61: 375-379, 2003.

Rutchik SD, Sorbera T, Rayford R and Sullivan JW: Successful Treatment Of Recalcitrant Priapism Using Intercorporeal Injection Of Tissue Plasminogen Activator. Journal of Urology 166: 628, 2001.

Eastham JA, Sartor O, Richey W, Moparty B and Sullivan JW: Racial Variation in Prostate Specific Antigen in a Large Cohort of Men without Prostate Cancer. Journal of Louisiana State Medical Society 153: 184-188, 2001.

Rutchik SD, Baudiere M, Wade M, Sullivan JW, Rayford W, Goodman J. Practice Patterns in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction Among Family Practice Physicians. Urology 57: 146-150, 2001.

Sullivan JW: Summary of Complications of Uretero-ileal Conduit with Radical Cystectomy: Review of 336 Cases. Seminars in Urologic Oncology 15: 94-98, 1997.

Lamm DL, Blumenstein BA, Crawford ED, Montie JE, Scardino P, Grossman HB, Stanisic TH, Smith JA Jr, Sullivan JW, Sarosdy MF, et al: A Randomized Trial Of Intravesical Doxorubicin and Immunotherapy with Bacillus Calmette Guerin For Transitional Cell Carcinoma of The Bladder New England Journal of Medicine 325: 1205-1209, 1991.

Hartge P, Harvey EB, Linehan WM, Silverman DT, Sullivan JW, Hoover RN and Fraumeni JF Unexplained Excess Risk of Bladder Cancer In Men. Journal of National Cancer Institute 82: 1636-1640, 1990.

McDonald MW, Elliott LF, Sullivan JW and Ortenberg J. Vesicocutaneous Fistula Repair By Use Of Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap. British Journal of Urology 67: 445, 1991.

Fuselier HA, Rous SN and Sullivan JW. A Practical Work-up for Hematuria. Patient Care Feb 15: 159-166, 1990.

Cantor KP, Sullivan JW et al: Bladder Cancer, Drinking Water, and Tap Water Consumption: A Case-Control Study. Journal of National Cancer Institute 79: 1269-1279, 1987.

Lamm DL, Crissmann J, Blumenstein B, Crawford ED, Montie J, Scardino P, Grossman HB, Stanisic T, Smith J, Sullivan JW, et al. Adriamycin versus BCG in Superficial Bladder Cancer-A Southwest Oncology Group Study. In: BCG in Superficial Bladder Cancer. Edited by D.L. Lamm, New York: Alan R. Liss, Inc., 1989.

Fuselier HA, Plumb RT. Rous SN and Sullivan JW. Managing Common Scrotal Problems. Patient Care Aug 15: 195-202, 1989.

Lang EK and Sullivan JW. Management of Primary and Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma by Transcatheter Embolization with Iodine 125. Cancer 62: 274-282, 1988.

Sullivan JW. Prostate Cancer-Historical Overview of Therapy. In: Uro-Oncology Update. New York: Promedica Communications, 1988.

Hierowski MT, McDonald WM, Dunn K and Sullivan JW: The Partial Dependency of Human Prostatic Growth Factor on Steroid Hormones in Stimulating Thymidine Incorporation into DNA. Journal of Urology 138: 909-912, 1987.

Lang, EK, Sullivan JW, and Frentz, G: Renal trauma: radiological studies. Diagnostic. Radiology 154:1-6, 1985.

Sullivan JW et al: When your patient has a scrotal problem. Patient Care, Jan 15:50-71, 1985.

Sullivan JW et al: When the patient is incontinent. Patient Care, Jan 30:49-65, 1985.

Sullivan JW et al: When the prostate is inflamed. Patient Care, Apr 30:43-53, 1985.

Sullivan JW et al: Pearls for managing the problem UTI. Patient Care, Jul 15:133-140, 1985.

Sullivan JW et al: Diagnosing and managing chronic prostatitis. Patient Care, Aug 15:97-105, 1985.

Macaluso, JNJr, Sullivan JW and Tomberlin S: Glomus Tumor of the Glans Penis. Urology 25: 409-10, 1985.

Macaluso, JNJr, and Sullivan JW: Priapism: Review of 34 Cases. Urology 26:233-236, 1985.

Kantor AF, Hartge P, Hoover RN, Narayana AS, Sullivan JW, Fraumeni JF Urinary Tract Infection and Risk of Bladder Cancer. American Journal of Epidemiology 119: 5l0-5l5, 1984.

Sullivan JW et al: Management of Priapism. World Urology Update Series, Volume 2: Lesson 15, 1984.

Sullivan JW et al: Managing Urinary Calculi. Patient Care 15:37-60, 1984.

Sullivan JW et al: Hematuria: A Red Flag, However Slight. Patient Care 15: 16-28, 1984.

Kantor AF, Hartge P, Hoover RN, Narayana AS, Sullivan JW and Fraumeni JF Jr. Urinary Tract Infection and Risk of Bladder Cancer. American Journal of Epidemiology 119: 5l0-5l5, 1984.

Lang, EK, Sullivan JW, and deKernion, JB: Work-In Progress: Transcatheter Embolization Of Renal Cell Carcinoma With Radioactive Infarct Particles. Radiology 147: 413-418, 1983.

Sullivan JW Epidemiological Survey of Bladder Cancer In Greater New Orleans. Journal of Urology 128: 281-283, 1982

Hartge P, Hoover R, Altman R, Austin DF, Cantor KP, Child MA, Key CR, Mason TJ, Marrett LD, Myers MH, Narayana AS, Silverman DT, Sullivan JW, Swanson GM, Thomas DB, West DW. Use of Hair Dyes and Risk of Bladder Cancer. Cancer Research 42: 4784-4787, 1982.

Ray, PT, Lang, EK, Strippling, JR, Scinoneaux, S, Sullivan JW, and Appell, RA: Unilateral hydroureteronephrosis in an asymptomatic woman. Journal of Urology 128: 562-565, 1982.

Sullivan JW: Epidemiological survey of bladder cancer in greater New Orleans. Journal of Urology 128: 281-283, 1982.

Macaluso, JN, Appell, RA, and Sullivan JW: Ureterovaginal Fistula Detected by Vaginogram. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 246: 1339-1340, 1981.

Sullivan JW, Grabstald H and Whitmore WFJr. Complications Of Ileal Conduits With Radical Cystectomy: Review Of 336 Cases. Journal of Urology 124: 797-801, 1980.

Sullivan JW: Epidermoid cyst of the testicle. South Med J, 73:684-685, 1980.

Hoover, RN et al: Artificial sweeteners and human bladder cancer: preliminary results. Lancet, April 19, 1980

Sullivan JW and Grabstald, H: Management of Urethral Carcinoma In: Management of Genito-Urinary Cancer Edited by DG Skinner and JB deKernion Philadelphia: WB Saunder, 1978.

Airhart, RA, Barnett, TF, Sullivan JW, Levine, RL and Schlegel JU: Evaluation of flutamide in the treatment of prostatic cancer. South Med J, 71: 798-80l, 1978.

Sullivan JW: Management of Carcinoma of the Urethra. Section VIII, AUA-Roche Updated Bibliography in Urology 1978.

Sullivan JW: Role Of Saccharin In Bladder Cancer In The General Population. Journal of Louisiana State Medical Society 130: 137-139, 1978.

Sullivan JW and Schlegel JU: Nitrofurantoin, Sulfamethizole and Cephalexin Urinary Concentration in Unequally Functioning Pyelonephritic Kidneys. Journal of Urology 114: 343-347, 1975.