Patricia Leigh Zadnik Sullivan, MD, is the director at the Center for Spine Tumor and Chordoma Research with the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute. Dr. Sullivan received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received the Resident Teaching Award, and completed a fellowship in reconstructive spine and spinal oncology at Rhode Island Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Sullivan maintains an active laboratory to study the development of spinal chordoma and is an assistant professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School.


Reconstructive Spine and Spinal Oncology Fellowship
Brown University Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

7/2014 – 6/2021
Neurosurgery Resident
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude


Center for Spine Tumor and Chordoma Research


Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Center for Spine Tumor & Chordoma Research
Member, Legoretta Cancer Center

Awards, Memberships and Publications
Dr. Sullivan has a number of awards, memberships and publications. Download her CV for a list of full credentials.

Center for Spine Tumor and Chordoma Research Lab Website

LPG Neurosurgery
593 Eddy Street, APC6
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 793-9166
Fax: (401) 444-2788