John D. Sullivan

John D. SullivanAssociate Professor and Chair of Administrative Sciences

PhD, Northeastern University
AM, Harvard University
MBA, Northeastern University
BA, Regis University

Dr. Sullivan is an expert in health care policy, finance, and asset valuation. Prior to joining Boston University, he worked for Fresenius Medical Care, completing the acquisitions of over one hundred health care companies with an estimated value of over $5 billion. In 2008, Sullivan co-founded Reliant Renal Care with private equity funding. He has provided strategic guidance for many of the largest health care organizations in the United States. Sullivan presently teaches mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, investments, and financial markets and institutions.


“The Morning After: Understanding the Impact on Patient Care and the Bottom Line. What We Can Expect down the Road.” Nephrology News and Issues (April 2011): 28-29.

“Renal Economics: The Changing Tide in ESRD Care.” Nephrology News and Issues (July 2010).

“The Marblehead Community Charter School.” Case Study, European Case Clearing House (March 2010).

“Recessions and the Health Care Industry.” Nephrology News and Issues (July 2009).


“End Stage Renal Disease Economics and the Balance of Treatment Modalities and Rationing of Services.” Center for International Business, Education & Research, University of Miami, January 12, 2011.

Watch Dr. Sullivan discuss his approach and passion for teaching.