Dan Sullivan, M.D.
Senior Consultant & MD Lead
Dan Sullivan is a Senior Consultant for the Hayes Group, focusing on executive coaching, with an emphasis on healthcare. He is particularly interested in helping improve team effectiveness and change processes by fostering full expression of team members’ talents and maximizing employee job satisfaction.
Dan has had a distinguished career in academic radiology, including 30 years of faculty appointments at Yale University, Duke University, and University of Pennsylvania, and 10 years as Associate Director in the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis of the National Cancer Institute. He is Board-certified in Radiology and Psychiatry and is currently Professor Emeritus of Radiology at Duke University. Dan has over 90 peer-reviewed publications and has been principal investigator on several NIH and industry-funded grants and contracts.
Dan has had leadership positions in academic medical school departments and federal agencies for 30 years. He has had management responsibility both for creative, program-development initiatives and operational activities. These provided him with extensive experience in institutional strategic planning for research and clinical systems, as well as implementing those plans and managing individuals with diverse educational backgrounds and job requirements.
Dan has been active in organized medicine, and in particular has been Science Adviser to the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). In that role he founded and chaired for several years the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance, an international coalition of diverse stakeholders including representatives of academic institutions, professional organizations pharmaceutical companies, medical imaging device companies, regulatory and other Federal agencies, and patient advocacy groups.
While at the National Cancer Institute Dan twice was awarded the NIH Director’s Award for Extraordinary Leadership. In 2009 Dan received the Gold Medal Award from the Association of University Radiologists. In 2015 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
Dan received his MD from the University of Vermont Medical School. His post graduate training was done at the Yale-NH Hospital and Duke University.