Kevin Michael Sullivan, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

Dr. Kevin Sullivan is a neonatologist at duPont Hospital for Children and the program site director for their fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal medicine. He’s the former medical director of the Special Care Nursery at Saint Francis Hospital, and the current chair of their Department of Pediatrics. He’s also clinical assistant professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

Why I Treat Children

Infants are among our most vulnerable patients and unfortunately, sometimes preterm infants have to spend a lot of time with us in the hospital.  This time enables a great bond not only with the babies but also with the families — sometimes for a lifetime.  Helping every day in a small way to nurture these infants to discharge is a fabulous reason to come to work every morning.

What I'm Passionate About

I am passionate about being part of what is often a brand new phase for a dad and mom —that of becoming a family. They can now say, “I am a dad, I am a mom and this is our baby.” I will do everything within my power to get their baby healthier and back to them so they can get on to being a whole family.  

How I Try to Make A Difference

We don’t have babies born at duPont Hospital for Children, but as part of Nemours we collaborate with other hospitals in the region and care for the most critically ill of infants. In an effort to improve the care of infants nationally, I’m part of a series focus groups through the Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium (CHNC). In these groups we work to try and better understand the risks to infants’ health nationally and how to make improvements in each of our own Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). I’m also part of the hospital’s Ethics Committee as we work with families and staff on challenging situations.  Clinically I am responsible for keeping a close eye on patient safety in our NICU. In my own practice as an individual physician, I try to make a difference by treating not just the child but caring for the whole family as well. We invite the family to participate in the care of their amazing, fragile little person.  I understand that care is a partnership and only by succeeding with this partnership can we achieve the best results for the infant. I’m fascinated and honored to be part of that process.

Education & Training


  • Neonatology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2011

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - University of Washington, 2006

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2003

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Awards & Recognition

  • 2017 Top Docs, Delaware Today magazine
  • 2016 Top Docs, Delaware Today magazine

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Interlink Transplant
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO DE/PA
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

Research Activities

My research experience primarily centers on efforts to utilize shared hospital data between level 4 NICUs to assess and evaluate uncommon outcomes. In this setting, I lead the CHNC's developed Mortality Focus Group and am an active participant in the CHNC's Surgical Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) focus group and a member of the shared Continuous Improvement/Quality Improvement (CI/QI) team.

Medical Interests

  • Complex neonatal medical care
  • Surgical Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
  • Neonatal palliative care
  • Quality improvement and patient safety

  • English