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Christopher A. Sullivan, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

239 Ratings

Christopher A. Sullivan, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Endocrine Oncology, Endocrine Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Head and Neck Oncology, Otolaryngology (adult), Thyroid Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Disease

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4161
Department: 336-716-4161

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Education & Training

  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1987
  • M.D., George Washington University, 1993
  • Internship, Otolaryngology, Case Western U Affil Hosps, 1998
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, Case Western U Affil Hosps, 1999
  • Fellowship, Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt U Affil Hosps, 2000

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology


  • Am Academy Of Otolaryng-Head &
  • Am Medical Assn

NPI Number

  • 1538143904
Christopher A. Sullivan, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

239 Ratings

Christopher A. Sullivan, M.D.

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

Salivary Gland Neoplasms; Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Thyroid Neoplasms; Receptors, Chemokine
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-0079 | Department: 336-716-4161

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Recent Publications

Smoking status and symptom burden in surgical head and neck cancer patients. Sterba KR, Garrett-Mayer E, Carpenter MJ, Tooze JA, Hatcher JL, Sullivan C, Tetrick LA, Warren GW, Day TA, Alberg AJ, Weaver KE.. Laryngoscope. 2017;127(1):127-133.

A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial of fruit and vegetable concentrates on intermediate biomarkers in head and neck cancer. Datta M, Shaw EG, Lesser GJ, Case LD, Vitolins MZ, Schneider C, Frizzell B, Sullivan C, Lively M, Franzmann E, Hu JJ.. Integr Cancer Ther. 2017;():.

MicroRNA profiling and target genes related to metastasis of salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma. Feng X, Matsuo K, Zhang T, Hu Y, Mays AC, Browne JD, Zhou X, Sullivan CA.. Anticancer Res. 2017;37(7):3473-3481.

Risk factors for treatment failure in squamous cell carcinoma involving the parotid gland [abstract]. Lanier CM, Soike M, McTyre E, Frizzell BA, Waltonen JD, Sullivan CA, Greven KM.. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017;99(2 Suppl):E350.

Tobacco use and surgical outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer. Hatcher JL, Sterba KR, Tooze JA, Day TA, Carpenter MJ, Alberg AJ, Sullivan CA, Fitzgerald NC, Weaver KE.. Head Neck. 2016;38(5):700-706.

Chemokine and chemokine receptor profiles in metastatic salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma. Mays AC, Feng X, Browne JD, Sullivan CA.. Anticancer Res. 2016;36(8):4013-4018.

Medical devices incorporating collagen inhibitors. Atala AJ, Hodges SJ, Sullivan CA, Yoo JJ, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. Germany patent DE 2101834. 2015 Mar 25 (patent also held in European Patent Office, France, and Greece). 2015;():.

The validity of self-reported recent smoking in head and neck cancer surgical patients. Alberg AJ, Worley ML, Tooze JA, Hatcher JL, Carpenter MJ, Day TA, Sullivan CA, Warren GW, Sterba KR, Weaver KE.. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;153(6):990-995.

Increased expression of MuRF1 is associated with radiation-induced laryngeal muscle atrophy. Han X, Pires L, Browne JD, Sullivan CA, Zhao W, Feng X.. Anticancer Res. 2015;35(11):6049-6056.

Hypercalcemia in an elderly patient [challenge & answer]. Marcus S, Holley AC, Persad P, Sullivan CA.. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(2):169-170.

Medical devices incorporating collagen inhibitors. Atala AJ, Hodges SJ, Sullivan CA, Yoo JJ, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. United States patent US 8668703. 2014 Mar 11 (patent also held in China). 2014;():.

Retrospective analysis of the impact of HPV status and smoking on mucositis in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma treated with concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Vatca M, Lucas JT Jr, Laudadio J, D'Agostino RB, Waltonen JD, Sullivan CA, Rouchard-Plasser R, Matsangou M, Browne JD, Greven KM, Porosnicu M.. Oral Oncol. 2014;50(9):869-876.

Phase 1/2 clinical trial of re-irradiation with pemetrexed and erlotinib followed by maintenance erlotinib for recurrent and second primary squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) [abstract]. Lucas JT, Porosnicu M, Plasser R, Sullivan CA, Waltonen JD, Brown JD, Greven KM.. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014;90(Suppl 1):S179.

Medical devices incorporating collagen inhibitors. Sullivan CA, Hodges SJ, Atala AJ, Yoo JJ, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. United States patent US 8,883,183. 2014 Nov 11. 2014;():.

Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma: a 17 patient case series. Fife TA, Smith B, Sullivan CA, Browne JD, Waltonen JD.. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013;34(5):445-448.

Parathyroid hormone early percent change: an individualized approach to predict postthyroidectomy hypocalcemia. Chapman DB, French CC, Leng X, Browne JD, Waltonen JD, Sullivan CA.. Am J Otolaryngol. 2012;33(2):216-220.

Topical mithramycin-A modulates submucosal collagen deposition after esophageal burn injury in rats. Davis PL III, Hardison S, Sullivan CA.. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;145(3):435-441.

Combined antegrade and retrograde esophageal dilation for head and neck cancer-related complete esophageal stenosis. Goguen LA, Norris CM, Jaklitsch MT, Sullivan CA, Posner MR, Haddad RI, Tishler RB, Burke E, Annino DJ Jr.. Laryngoscope. 2010;120(2):261-266.

Rehabilitation of lower cranial nerve deficits after neurotologic skull base surgery. Netterville JL, Sullivan CA. In: Brackmann DE, Shelton C, Arriaga MA, eds. Otologic surgery. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier;2010: 569-580.

Pathology quiz case 1: diagnosis: sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia (SMECE) [quiz case]. Frazier WD, Patel NP, Sullivan CA.. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008;134(3):333, 335.

Tissue engineering of functional salivary gland for replacement [abstract]. Joraku A, Sullivan C, Yoo JJ, Atala A.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2008;14(5):921.

In-vitro reconstitution of three-dimensional human salivary gland tissue structures. Joraku A, Sullivan CA, Yoo J, Atala A.. Differentiation. 2007;75(4):318-324.

Rate of pathologic complete responses to docetaxel, cisplatin, and fluorouracil induction chemotherapy in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Haddad R, Tishler R, Wirth L, Norris CM, Goguen L, Sullivan C, O'Donnell L, Li Y, Posner M.. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(6):678-681.

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Associate Professor, Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

Endocrine Oncology, Endocrine Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Head and Neck Oncology, Otolaryngology (adult), Thyroid Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Disease
Christopher A. Sullivan, M.D.

Christopher A. Sullivan, M.D.

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Christopher A. Sullivan, M.D.239 Ratings


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I wish all my doctors were the same caliber as Dr. Sullivan. A very talented professional. As kind as he is genius.


I feel fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Sullivan by my ENT! He is very knowledgeable and compassionate. He has taken the time to work through my issues and make sure I understand what steps need to be taken to fix my problem. I have confidence in Dr. Sullivan and would highly recommend him.


We were really impressed by the care we got.


Every time I see Dr Sullivan, it's an excellent visit


I am so pleased with the care I have received from Dr. Sullivan and his staff. A very caring group and Dr. Sullivan has such a great sense of humor.


I felt very comfortable with Dr. Sullivan. He explained everything in a manner in which I could understand and answered any concerns regarding treatment that I had.


All was very good


I have been most impressed with the doctor and his staff.


Dr Sullivan is exceptional he doesn't rush your visit and takes time


We need to know more about the surgery that was done and what to expect later on.


very nice


excellent physician


Dr. Sullivan is excellent. I would recommend him to anyone. He cares about his patients and he is a very gifted surgeon.


As I said before - *Dr. Sullivan walks on water for what he did for me. #10. 100%.


It was very informative about the upcoming procedures and exams




All positive!


Doctor Sullivan is the Best Doctor , I am so Thankful that the doctor in my home town sent me to him . I feel so much better than I did before I came to Dr Sullivan . if I could I would give him 100 stars on this survey because he is a Wonderful caring Doctor that gives you the answers to all your questions and he listens to any and all concerns his patients have . Doctor Christopher Sullivan IS THE BEST !!!


I have always recieved the best of care from Dr. Sullivan. He is professional in every way, and has helped me in so many ways.


ery nice to deal with


I have already referred *Dr. Sullivan to friends of mine.


The 19th of July was the first time of my ever meeting Dr. Sullivan (the appt. was arranged by my local MD). Though I think he might have been feeling tired, he was very courteous and kind and made every effort to get as much accomplished during this appt. as could be.


Really impressed with *Dr. Sullivan.


6/21/17 was my very first appointment with this provider. He was very informative, friendly, and experienced in how to resolve my medical condition.


Excellent doctor. Could not get better.




He is a excellent doctor.


care provider was my cancer dr. and I trust him


I have been going to this office for 3 years now. I have never had a bad experience. The reception staff are always friendly and helpful. The billing and appointment person is top notch. The nurses do a great job, and Dr. Sullivan is always professional. This office is a very busy office, but the staff has figured out how to handle all the patients with efficiency without sacrificing quality of patient care. This office and its employees should be used for a model for health care providers everywhere.


*Dr. Sullivan is the finest physician I have ever been cared by!


Not only was Dr. Sullivan perfect in every single way during this process but when he sent information to my primary care physician he thanked him for the care he gave me.


I have always felt as though the doctor is really concerned about my health. He takes time to make me feel like a person not just a statistic or patient.


I enjoyed meeting him and his Resident. I appreciated the professionalism, candor, information, and advice. I do not look forward to surgery but I am confident in him and confident that he will provide me with the best care I can get.


Very - very satisfied.

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