CMS DEPUTY CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER APPOINTED
William K. Sullivan, M.D. a veteran public health official from Maine, has been appointed deputy chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), CMS Administrator Tom Scully announced today.
"I am really excited to be bringing in another experienced practicing physician to CMS," said CMS Administrator Tom Scully. "Dr. Sullivan brings a rich background in clinical and policy experience to the world’s biggest insurance company -- CMS."
Sullivan will serve as an advisor to the CMS administrator, chief medical officer and other CMS leaders. He will take a leadership role in the review and implementation of all quality, clinical, and medical science issues and policies that arise in the administration of CMS programs.
As deputy chief medical officer, Sullivan also will represent CMS to outside organizations seeking advice and answers about clinical and quality issues regarding the Medicare program.
Sullivan is a seasoned hospital, ambulatory care, and preventive medicine physician-executive who has served since 1995 as vice president for medical affairs and chief clinical officer for the Eastern Maine Medical Center. Previously, he served as the founding medical director for HealthNet, a regional physician-hospital organization in Maine, and as vice president for medical affairs and president of the Professional Service Corporation for the St. Louis Regional Medical Center in Missouri.
Sullivan is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy of West Point and the University of Missouri Medical School.