Kevin P. Sullivan, M.D.

Kevin P. Sullivan, M.D.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Interventional Spine


Helping people resume a more active lifestyle is the most rewarding and satisfying aspect of my work.

In 2001, Dr. Sullivan started The Boston Spine Group’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation division of the practice. Having been part of The Boston Spine Group for many years, Dr. Sullivan joined Orthopedics New England in 2015.

Dr. Sullivan received his medical degree from New York Medical College. For two years prior to entering medical school, he played professional hockey in the San Jose Sharks organization. He completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He completed his training with a fellowship in musculoskeletal and pain medicine at the Georgia Pain Physicians.

Dr. Sullivan focuses on physical medicine and rehabilitation in the treatment of spine and musculoskeletal conditions. He utilizes interventional spine treatments including epidural injection, facet joint injection, sacroiliac joint injection, peripheral joint injection (hip, shoulder, and knee), discography, and radiofrequency ablation to diagnose and treat a multitude of conditions.

He is a frequent chairman and faculty member for North American Spine Society instructional spinal injection workshops. Dr. Sullivan  has presented at national meetings and has contributed to several chapters and publications. Dr. Sullivan is the Chief of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at MetroWest Medical Center.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Sullivan enjoys spending time with his family at the Rhode Island shore and watching his boys participate in their sports activities.

Dr. Sullivan is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

How to take care of your spine- your posture, and sitting, standing or lying down-what is best?

Listen to Dr. Kevin Sullivan in this podcast talking about how he helps patients through high-quality conservative pain management and getting patients to a more active lifestyle.

Dr. Sullivan has been recognized and awarded with:
  • Patients’ Choice Award (2018)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)
  • Boston Magazine Top Doctor (2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024)
  • Regional Top Doctors
  • On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2018)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors (2013, 2023, 2024)
Dr. Sullivan's Memberships:
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

  • International Spine Intervention Society

  • North American Spine Society

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