SCOTT K. SULLIVAN, MD, FACS

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Scott K. Sullivan, MD, FACS, board certified as both a Plastic and General Surgeon, is a founding partner of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery (CRBS), and the St. Charles Surgical Hospital, the first hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women facing breast cancer. Dr. Sullivan is a world leader in the area of breast reconstructive surgery and has performed over 3000 breast reconstruction surgeries since the inception of the CRBS in 2003. He and his partners have pioneered landmark breast reconstruction techniques utilizing the body’s own tissue, including Bilateral SGAP and Hip Flap Reconstruction, Stacked FlapSM, Extended DIEP, Single Stage Composite Breast Reconstruction, BODY LIFT Flap®, and Endoscopic Assisted DIEP Breast Reconstruction. Because of his expertise in the field of reconstructive microsurgery, his practice is the referring destination for very complex reconstructive challenges.

Dr. Sullivan is a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Science Center and of the Hospital’s General Surgery internship program. He completed residencies in both General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at LSU before founding the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of numerous societies including the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the Louisiana Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the New Orleans Surgical Society. He is an honorary board member of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure. He has numerous publications to his credit, with particular emphasis on the newest methods of breast reconstruction, and he has lectured on the same subject. The American Cancer Society has named Dr. Sullivan a Spirit Award Honoree for going above and beyond in the fight against cancer, and for the last 5 consecutive years he was named one of the “Best Doctors in America.”

Education:

Undergraduate:
Bachelor of Science 1987
Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

Graduate:
Doctor of Medicine 1991
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
New Orleans, LA

 

Postgraduate Training:

Internship 1991-1992:

General Surgery
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
New Orleans, LA
Charity Hospital of New Orleans
University Hospital
Veterans Administration Hospital

Residency 1992-1996:

General Surgery
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
New Orleans, LA
Charity Hospital of New Orleans
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
University Hospital of New Orleans
Veterans Administration Hospital
Baton Rouge General
University Hospital of Lafayette

Residency 1997-1999:

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
LSU Health Science Center at New Orleans Charity Hospital of New Orleans
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
University Hospital
Veterans Administration Hospital
Memorial Medical Center
West Jefferson Hospital

Certification:

Board Certified General Surgery
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Academic Appointments
Clinical Instructor
LSU Department of Surgery
Division of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Organizations:

Louisiana Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Publications:

Stacked deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction: a review of 110 flaps in 55 cases over 3 years.
DellaCroce FJ, Sullivan SK, Trahan C.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Mar;127(3):1093-9.

Technical considerations in nipple-sparing mastectomy: 82 consecutive cases without necrosis.
Stolier AJ, Sullivan SK, Dellacroce FJ.
Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 May;15(5):1341-7. Epub 2008 Feb 7

Application and refinement of the superior gluteal artery perforator free flap for bilateral simultaneous breast reconstruction.
DellaCroce FJ, Sullivan SK.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 Jul;116(1):97-103; discussion 104-5

A 10-year retrospective review of 758 DIEP flaps for breast reconstruction.
Gill PS, Hunt JP, Guerra AB, Dellacroce FJ, Sullivan SK, Boraski J, Metzinger SE, Dupin CL, Allen RJ.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Apr 1;113(4):1153-60.

Autogenous breast reconstruction with the deep inferior epigastric perforator flap.
Craigie JE, Allen RJ, DellaCroce FJ, Sullivan SK.
Clin Plast Surg. 2003 Jul;30(3):359-69. Review

Anterolateral thigh flap for breast reconstruction: review of the literature and case reports.
Kaplan JL, Allen RJ, Guerra A, Sullivan SK.
J Reconstr Microsurg. 2003 Feb;19(2):63-8. Review

Sullivan SS, Heitland AS: Management of Congenital Breast Deformities and Autogenous Breast Augmentation. Seminars in Plastic Surgery. Feb 2002; Vol 16 No 1; pp69-76

DellaCroce FJ, Allen RJ, Sullivan SS: Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction. Seminars in Plastic Surgery. Feb 2002; Vol 16 No1; pp727.

Allen RJ, Sullivan SS, Kaplan, Johnathan L., Guerra, Aldo: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 19 2 2003.

Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, “Management of Significant Venous Discrepancy with Microvascular Venous Coupler. Author: Sullivan, DellaCroce, Allen, August 2003 Issue, Vol 19 No. 6.

Professional Presentations:

2011 ABA Breast Cancer Legal Advocacy Workshop; New Orleans, LA. Presentation: Should you let your insurance company direct your medical care?

2010 FORCE 5th Annual Conference; Orlando, FL
Breast Reconstruction Panelist

2009 ASRM meeting, Maui, HI
Title: Acquiring maximum volume autogenous breast reconstruction with stacked/chimeric DIEP and Posterior Hip Perforator flaps Author(s): Sullivan SK, DellaCroce FJ and Trahan C, Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, New Orleans, LA

Title: Use of the Posterior Hip Perforator flap for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Author(s): Sullivan SK, DellaCroce FJ and Trahan C, Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, New Orleans, LA

Improved Reconstructive Techniques Help Facilitate The Acceptance of Prophylactic Mastectomy; Louisiana Chapter American College of Surgeons – Surgical Association of Louisiana Joint Annual
Meeting; New Orleans, LA; Jan. 18, 2008

Aesthetic Considerations of In-Situ Flap Contouring and Donor Contouring in GAP Flap Breast Reconstructions; American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery 2005 Annual Meeting; Fajardo, Puerto Rico

2004 ASRM meeting; Palm Springs , FL
Title: Improving Adjacent Zone Perfusion in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction with Perforator to Perforator “Piggy-back” Author(s): Sullivan SK, Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, New Orleans, LA and DellaCroce FJ, Memorial Medical Ctr, New Orleans, LA

Advances in Breast Reconstruction for Cancer; New Orleans Women’s Expo, New Orleans, LA; May 18, 2003

Advantages of Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction; American College of Surgeons, Louisiana Chapter; New Orleans, LA; Jan. 2002

Innovations in Autogenous Breast Reconstruction; Gulf Coast Regional Medical Specialist Convention; Point Clear; AL Oct. 2001

Reconstruction in Pediatric Trauma; 7th Annual Pediatric Symposium; Biloxi, MS; June 2001

Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction; Gulf Coast Regional Medical Specialist Convention; Point Clear; AL Oct. 2000

Autogenous, Muscle Sparing, Breast Reconstruction; Breast Cancer Survivors; Lafayette, LA Oct. 1999

Breast Reconstruction and Other Convoluted Thoughts; American Society of Traveling Surgeons, New Orleans, LA

Memberships:

Member of:
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2003
New Orleans Surgical Society
Membership of New Orleans Surgical Society
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