Patrick Sullivan, M.D.

Hip, Knee & Shoulder Surgeon

Iowa native Dr. Patrick Sullivan joined DMOS in 1987. Dr. Sullivan developed considerable expertise in hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgery by additional study in a traveling joint fellowship at several joint replacement centers in both the United States and Europe. These include the Charnley Institute in England, the site of the first modern total joint. He was also fortunate enough to have Dr. Richard Johnston, who did the first total hip replacement in Iowa, as a mentor. Dr. Sullivan has published several scientific papers concerning hip and knee replacement. Furthermore, he has developed significant experience and interest in the treatment of sports medicine injuries and arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder.

Through extensive, continuing medical education, Dr. Pat Sullivan has kept abreast of all new developments in hip, knee and shoulder surgery. This includes training in direct anterior total hip replacement and cartilage implant surgery, as well as the application of ultrasound imagery and guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of hip, knee and shoulder problems.

Outside of his orthopaedic practice, Dr. Sullivan enjoys getting out on the golf course and spending time with his family.

Additional Information

  • Hometown: Dubuque, IA
  • Undergraduate Education: Dartmouth College, 1977, Hanover, NH
  • Medical Education: University of Iowa, M.D., 1977-1981, Iowa City, IA
  • Orthopaedic Residency: University of Iowa, 1981-1986, Iowa City, IA
  • Fellowship Training: Iowa Joint Fellowship, 1987, Des Moines, IA
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Charter Member
  • Iowa Orthopaedic Society, Member
  • Iowa Medical Society, Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Member

Meet Dr. Sullivan