Sandra E Sullivan

Sandra E Sullivan, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: MD-PEDS-NEONATOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-8985
Business Email: sullise@peds.ufl.edu

About Sandra E Sullivan

Dr. Sandra Sullivan is a clinical associate professor in the department of Pediatrics and division of Neonatology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. In May of 1993, Dr. Sullivan earned a bachelor of science degree with honors in Interdisciplinary Studies: Basic Medical Sciences from UF, and in May 1996, an M.D. from UF. She completed a pediatric residency from July 1996-June 1999, and a Fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine also at UF. She has held several administrative offices from July 2001 to present, including founder and director of the UF Health Center for Breastfeeding and Newborns, Medical Director of Lactation Services at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and former Medical Director of the UF Health NICU Follow-Up Clinic. She is board-certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics, and in lactation by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

 

Dr. Sullivan was an integral force in UF Health’s achievements of Baby Friendly Hospital designation and re-designation. She serves on several committees, including Baby Friendly Oversight and NICU Lactation committees. She serves as a Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator for Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is a fellow of the AAP, and a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She has presented as an invited lecturer and is involved in advocacy and civic activities.

Accomplishments

Customer Service is Key Award
2007-2010 · Shands Hospital
Shands Star Award
2004 · Shands Hospital
Luther W. Holloway Award for Excellence in Pediatrics
1996 · unknown
Junior Honors Medical Program
1991 · .
Phi Beta Kappa
1991 · .
Anderson Scholar
1990 · .

Board Certifications

  • IBCLC
    International Board of Lactation Examiners
  • Neonatal – Perinatal Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Subspecialties
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Breastfeeding

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Breastfeeding Medicine in NICU
  • Lactation Support in NICU

Publications

2020
Best Practices for COVID-19-Positive or Exposed Mothers-Breastfeeding and Pumping Milk.
JAMA pediatrics. 174(12) [DOI] 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.3341. [PMID] 33104195.
2013
Randomized trial of exclusive human milk versus preterm formula diets in extremely premature infants.
The Journal of pediatrics. 163(6):1592-1595.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.07.011. [PMID] 23968744.
2013
Strategies to increase milk volume in mothers of VLBW infants.
MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing. 38(6):385-90 [DOI] 10.1097/NMC.0b013e3182a1fc2f. [PMID] 24145494.
2013
The association of maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index with breastfeeding initiation.
Maternal and child health journal. 17(10):1842-51 [DOI] 10.1007/s10995-012-1204-7. [PMID] 23247667.
2012
Baby and breast: a dynamic interaction.
Pediatric research. 71(2) [DOI] 10.1038/pr.2011.35. [PMID] 22258122.
2010
An exclusively human milk-based diet is associated with a lower rate of necrotizing enterocolitis than a diet of human milk and bovine milk-based products.
The Journal of pediatrics. 156(4):562-7.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.10.040. [PMID] 20036378.
2010
Ankyloglossia, exclusive breastfeeding, and failure to thrive.
Pediatrics. 125(6):e1500-4 [DOI] 10.1542/peds.2009-2101. [PMID] 20498175.
2010
Single-dose, multiple-dose, and population pharmacokinetics of pantoprazole in neonates and preterm infants with a clinical diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
European journal of clinical pharmacology. 66(6):555-61 [DOI] 10.1007/s00228-010-0811-8. [PMID] 20306184.
2009
An Exclusive Human Milk-Based Diet Reduces the Incidence of Nec in Infants 500-1250 G Birth Weight (Bw)
Acta Paediatrica. 98
2009
Emotional Factors Favoring Successful Breast Feeding in Infants
Journal of Pediatrics. 155(3) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.04.030.
2006
Orbital hemangioma requiring enucleation in a premature infant.
Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. 43(6):365-6 [DOI] 10.3928/01913913-20061101-07. [PMID] 17162974.
2002
Circulating concentrations of chemokines in cord blood, neonates, and adults.
Pediatric research. 51(5):653-7 [PMID] 11978892.
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2002
Tolerance of simulated amniotic fluid in premature neonates.
The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 36(10):1518-24 [PMID] 12243599.
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2000
Eosinophilia in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Clinics in perinatology. 27(3):603-22, vi [PMID] 10986631.
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Grants

Sep 2021 ACTIVE
Improving Lactation Success in Black Mothers of Critically Ill Infants in the NICU using Discreet, Hands-free, Wearable Breast Pumps
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL
Jun 2021 – Sep 2021
Study on the Use of Donor Human Milk
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FLORIDA MEDICAL SCHOOLS QUALITY NETWORK via AGCY FOR HLTH CARE ADMN
Nov 2019 – Apr 2021
Improving Lactation Success in Mothers of Critically Infants Using Personalized Real-Time Biomarker Based Text Messages
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL
Jun 2018 – May 2020
OR-DRPD-ROF2018: Improving Lactation Success in Mothers of Preterm Infants Through Provision of Antenatal Education to Their Support Person ?
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: UF RESEARCH
Jun 2013 – May 2016
Adequate Breast Milk for Improved Health of Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINR

Education

Fellowship – Neonatology
2002 · University of Florida
Residency – Pediatrics
1999 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
1996 · University of Florida

Contact Details

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