Joseph Sullivan, MD is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco and Director of the UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Benioff Children’s Hospital.  As a pediatric epileptologist, he cares for all children with various forms of epilepsy but has specific clinical and research interests in Dravet Syndrome, PCDH19 related epilepsy and the evaluation of children for epilepsy surgery. Dr. Sullivan is a member of the American Epilepsy Society and serves on boards including Chair of the PCDH19 Alliance Scientific Advisory Board, Chair of the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California, and is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Dravet Syndrome Foundation and the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium Steering Committee. He is a graduate of Union College and Albany Medical College.

He completed a pediatric residency at the Children’s Memorial Hospital of Northwestern University in Chicago where he spent an additional year as pediatric chief resident.  He then completed his Neurology, Child Neurology and Epilepsy training at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia before coming to UCSF in 2007.