Podiatrist - Virginia Beach
1700 Pleasure House Rd
Suite 101 - 102
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
757-363-3338
Fax 757-363-3453

All our professionals at Robert W. Sullivan DPM maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.

Robert W. Sullivan DPM

Education:

Temple University College of Podiatric Medicine,
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, 1981

Undergraduate:

Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 1977

Residency:

Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia, Chief
Resident in Foot Surgery 1985 - 1986

Post Residency:

EBI Parsippany, N.J.

  1. Course in external and internal bone stimulator 1994
  2. External fixation course, 1994

Harvard University, Joslin Clinic Diabetic Foot
Reconstruction Surgery, 1990

Podiatry Institute, Atlanta, Georgia
AO Fixation, 1990

Virginia Podiatry Association Arthroscopy
Course, 1993

Medical Executive Management Course, Horty Springer
Medical Legal Seminar, New Orleans, 2010

Specializing in Medical and Surgical Care of the
Foot and ankle Reconstructive Surgery of the
Diabetic Foot - Advanced Wound and Ulcer Care

Licensure:

Virginia

Hospital Affiliation:

Active Staff:

  • Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
  • Princess Anne Ambulatory Surgery Center

Board Certification:

American Board of Podiatric Surgery 1985
Renewed, 1993   2014

Professional Society:

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American Podiatry Association,
Association of Podiatrists in Federal Service,
Ended 1990
Virginia Podiatric Medical Association
American Diabetes Association

Military Service

Chief Foot Service, USMC Branch Clinic,
Parris Island, S.C.
Naval Hospital Beaufort, S.C.
1981 - 1985 Lieutenant

Chief Foot Service, U.S. Naval Hospital,
Portsmouth, VA
1986 - 1988 Lt. Commander

Faculty Appointments:

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Eastern
Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Publications:

  1. Tarsal Coalitions, Journal American Podiatric Association April, 1984
  2. Subtalor Arthrodesis for Correction of Hypermobile Flatfoot, Journal of AMSUS March, 1985
  3. Prevention of Lower Extremity Stress Fractures: A Controlled Study of Shock Absorbent Insole, American Journal of Public Health December, 1988
  4. Investigation of the effects of Diabetes Mellitus on the Tendon and Ligaments of the Foot and Ankle, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery November, 1997
  5. The Role of Gait Analysis in Planning Reconstructive Surgery; Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol., No. 4 (Nov.), 1997; PP. 209 - 216.
  6. Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot for the Plastic Surgeon; Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol., No. 4 (Nov.), 1997: pp. 209 - 216.

Presentations/Lectures:

U.S. Naval Hospital, 1985 - 1988
Instructor, Orthopedic Residency Lecture Series

  1. Surgical Corrections of Hallux Valgus
  2. Total Joint Arthopasties of the Great Toe with Implant
  3. Flatfoot Repair
  4. Surgical Reconstruction of the Unstable Ankle
  5. Clawtoes Secondary to Grade III Tibial Fractures
  6. Subtalor Arthroereisis in Flatfoot Repair
  7. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

U.S. Naval Hospital
Portsmouth, Virginia
October, 1986 - 1998
Diabetes Lecture Series, Surgical Care of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
The High Incidence of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome in
Recalcitrant Heel Pain,
1995 San Francisco, CA.

American College of Sports Medicine June, 1987.
The use of Sorbothane in Prevention of Stress
Fractures in Military Recruits. A Prospective Study, Las Vegas, Nevada

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons,
Reconstructive Surgery of the Charcot Foot
February, 1993, San Diego, CA

Association of Military Podiatrists Charcot Foot Repair
May, 1993

Virginia Podiatric Association Classifications and Repair of Charcot Foot
June, 1993

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons,
February, 1994. The Role of Achilles Tendon
Equinus in the Formation of Diabetic Foot Ulcers,
Miami Beach, Florida

U.S. Naval Hospital, Endocrinology Department,
Diabetes Education Lecture Series, Quarterly
Lecture Program, 1985 - Present

American College of Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgeons, Diabetic Foot Reconstruction Surgery
Course, Faculty Instructor September, 1994,
San Diego, CA

American College of Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgeons, Diabetic Foot Reconstruction Surgery
Extremity, Faculty Instructor, October 1995,
Montreal, Canada

American College of Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgeons, Diabetic Foot Reconstruction Surgery
Extremity, Faculty Instructor, November, 1996
Dallas Texas

Virginia Podiatric Medical Association: Surgical
Reconstruction of the Diabetic Charcot Foot,
June 1996

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons,
Annual Meeting Palm Springs, California

  1. Investigation of the Glycolysis of the Achilles Tendon in Diabetes Mellitus
  2. Long Term Follow Up of 35 Charcot

Foot Reconstructions
EBI, Parsippany, New Jersey, Conference on
Bone stimulation, Use of Direct Current Bone
Stimulation in 28 Charcot Foot Reconstructive
Surgeries, Long Term Results, May, 1997

American College of Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgeons, Reconstructive Surgery of the Diabetic
Extremity, Faculty Instructor, October 19967,
San Francisco, California

Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of
Surgery
Grand Rounds April 1999

In-depth Diagnosis Simple and Advanced
Reconstruction in Diabetic Ulcer and Charcot
Foot Surgery
Sentara Bayside Hospital
Grand Rounds Instructional Course
June 2005

Differential Diagnosis of Forefoot Conditions for
The Primary Care Physician

A.O. Fixation Course Virginia Podiatric Medical
Association Meeting, 1991

Appointments:

Chairman, Physicians Advisory Committee,
Medical Information System, Sentara hospitals,
Norfolk, 1996 - 1997

Member, Sentara Bayside Hospital Credentials
Committee 1995 - 1997

Member Medical Records Committee, Sentara
Hospitals, 1991 - 1994

Member Surgical Credentials Committee, Sentara
Bayside Hospital 1994 - 1995 - 1996

Member Surgical Case Review Committee,
Sentara Bayside Hospital 1993

Member Council on Diabetic Foot Care, American
College of Foot Surgeons, 1990 - 1993

Vice President
Hampton Roads Podiatirc Medical Association
2001 - 2004

President
Hampton Roads Podiatric Medical Association
2001 - 2004

President
Hampton Roads Podiatric Medical Association
2004 - 2006

Chairman, Department of Surgery, Sentara
Bayside Hospital 2005-2008

Member, Credentials Committee, Sentara Bayside
Hospital, 2005-2008

Research Grants:

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons:
Study of the Effects Glycolysis of the Achilles
Tendon in Diabetics

U.S. Naval and Army Institute of Environmental
Medicine: Comparison of Shock Absorbing
Insoles in Prevention of Stress Fractures in
U.S. Marine Recruits, Parris Island, S.C. 1984 - 1987