Dr. James Sullivan, President of Sierra Nevada Nephrology, actively serves on several medical boards and committees in Northern Nevada lending his knowledge, experience, and expertise to assist our medical community in achieving excellence. He has received several awards and acknowledgements for his ongoing contributions to the community and other global health access efforts. The recipient of the 2017 Healthcare Heroes Humanitarian Award , Dr. Sullivan has dedicated his career to improving the welfare of others (click here
to) In addition to serving Northern Nevada, he travels to Cambodia each year to provide much needed health care to Vietnamese refugees in the Floating Villages.
“When I decided to be a doctor, I didn’t really understand what that would mean. I didn’t understand the intensity of the relationships I would find. I couldn’t imagine the amazing highs of directly impacting someone’s life, nor the heart felt lows when a patient did poorly. Every day is a gift. I have the opportunity to care for patients at their most vulnerable. Despite the stress, despite the burden of regulation, despite the long hours away from family and home, I could never imagine a different path for me.”