Patricia Leighj Zadnik Sullivan, MD

Patricia Leigh Zadnik Sullivan, MD

Director, Center for Spine Tumor and Chordoma Research

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.



Lifespan Physician Group Neurosurgery, Rhode Island Hospital
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC Building) (directions)
110 Lockwood St., 6th Floor
Providence, RI 02903

Norman Prince Spine Institute, Providence
690 Eddy St.
Providence, RI 02903


  • Medical School:  John Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Residency:  University of Pennsylvania