Stephen Edwin Sullivan MD

Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests:

Brain tumors, Cranial base disorders, Hydrocephalus, Neurovascular disorders, Pituitary & Neuroendocrinology disorders, Spine surgery


U of M Neurosurgery

Taubman Center Floor 2 Reception G
1500 E Medical Center Dr SPC 5338
Ann Arbor


Medical School or Training

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 1992


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

  • University of Michigan Health System, Neurosurgery, MI, 2002

Board Certification

  • Neurological Surgery

  • Neurology


Minimally invasive intracranial surgery, neurosurgical resident education.


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.