Dr. Louis W. Sullivan eleifend

President and Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine for over 2 decades, founders of Medical Education for South African Blacks (MESAB) and founding president of the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools (AMHPS).

Louis Wade Sullivan is an active health policy leader, minority health advocate, author, physician, and educator. He served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during President George H. W. Bush's Administration and is a chairman of the Atlanta-based National Health Museum. The National Health Museum (NHM) will educate and inspire Americans to live healthier lives. He earned his medical degree, cum laude, from Boston University School of Medicine. He did his internship and residency at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, a clinical fellowship in pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a research fellowship in hematology at the Thorndike Memorial Laboratory of Harvard Medical School, Boston City Hospital. He is certified in internal medicine and hematology, holds a mastership from the American College of Physicians and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha academic honor societies.

Sullivan formed the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). WEDI is an authority on the use of Health IT to improve healthcare information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency, and reduce costs of our nation's healthcare system.


In 1992, he received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement. In 2000, he received an honorary degree in Doctor of Letters from Oglethorpe University. Sullivan and his wife Ginger founded the Annual Sullivan 5K Run/Walk on Martha's Vineyard in Oak Bluffs, MA. He is the author of an editorial “Opinion: Outreach Key to Boosting Vaccination Rate”, February 9, 2021, Atlanta Journal Constitution. He also contributed to two books: The Morehouse Mystique: Becoming a Doctor at the Nation's Newest African American Medical School and Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine.