Andrew Sullivan graduated from St. Bonaventure’s College in 2010 as a well-rounded individual and a shining example of a Jesuit School graduate. Andrew was a caring and compassionate person for others, and was an outstanding academic student who maintained President’s Honours throughout his time at St. Bon’s.
Andrew was involved in sports, music, and social justice outreach projects. He played Major Midget AAA hockey with the St. John’s Fog Devils during high school and won a Bronze medal at the Telus Cup national championships. He was awarded the Esso National Scholarship for the player best combining academic and athletic excellence. From a young age he showed a strong commitment to helping serve others. He was the Co-Founder of the Woo Kids Community Outreach Program in Worcester, MA and volunteered his time with many organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, ARC Special Needs Outreach Program, the Gateway Refugee Medical Clinic, and organized Blood Drives through Canadian Blood Services.
Andrew was awarded the Canadian Scholarship to attend Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, USA where he completed a Post-Graduate diploma with Honours. In 2011 Andrew was awarded the Patrick and Louise Whealen O’Reilly Merit Scholarship, a value of $178,540 USD. This is a full-tuition academic scholarship awarded to the most deserving applicant from Newfoundland and Labrador to attend the College of the Holy Cross in MA, USA. During his time at Holy Cross, he was Captain of Club Hockey, and in 2015 he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology on the Dean’s List and with the distinction of Magna Cum Laude. In 2019, Andrew was on the Dean’s List once again and received Doctor of Medicine from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He was awarded the Gold Humanism Honor Society; an award recognizing graduating medical students that demonstrated exemplary humanistic qualities essential to good doctoring: integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect, empathy, and service. In 2022 Andrew completed his Internal Medicine Residency from Memorial, and was Chief Resident from 2021-22, FRCPC in Internal Medicine.
Andrew has received many notable awards, scholarships and distinctions over the years. In 2014 he received Alpha Sigma Nu from the Jesuit National Honor Society; awarded to less than four percent of students. Alpha Sigma Nu is described as the highest honour bestowed at Jesuit Universities. The Society seeks to honour students who exemplify the values of scholarship, loyalty, leadership, and service. In 2014 Andrew was also awarded the Charles A. Dana Scholarship; an award selected from a large applicant pool, which aims to identify students of high academic achievement and strong character. In 2018 Andrew received the Dr. Andrew Fagan Scholarship; a scholarship awarded annually to a student based on academic achievements during the second year of the Doctor of Medicine degree program with a preference is given to a student who as exemplified athletic excellence. In 2020 he was recognized by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society as a promising prospective cardiology trainee with the Have a Heart Bursary.
Andrew is an academic leader. From 2016-2019 he was Co-Chair of the Memorial University Internal Medicine Interest Group. He served as a Committee Member for the American College of Physicians, Atlantic Chapter. Andrew was on the Wellness Committee and the Simulation Committee at the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Memorial University. In 2021 he was involved in cardiovascular teaching and clinical skills sessions at the Memorial University Faculty of Medicine. From 2021-22 he was also a CaRMS Internal Medicine Residency Selection Committee Member for MUN.
Andrew has an impressive resume of publications and presentations, including peer-reviewed journal manuscripts, abstracts, and poster presentations as well as extensive research and work experience throughout his many years of education and training at Memorial University and College of the Holy Cross. He completed a summer research project in Lymphoma at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the Principal Investigator at Memorial for a project on novel mini-thoracotomy technique for epicardial lead placement for cardiac resynchronization therapy and presented this research at the American College of Cardiology meeting.
Andrew is a member of the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, American College of Cardiology, and the European Society of Cardiology.
Andrew is currently completing a Cardiology fellowship from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.