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Board-certified plastic surgeon Patrick K. Sullivan, MD and our team care passionately about helping individuals and families both locally and internationally. We believe it is our job to make a difference in the lives of the people around us as well as the many who are less fortunate.

We are honored to help children who were born with birth defects. It has been particularly exciting to use the experience we have gained and the techniques we have developed doing cosmetic surgery to help children with cleft lip, palate, and craniofacial abnormalities. For example, we are using fat injections containing the children’s own fat cells, just as we do with adult patients, to help reshape their faces at birth with areas that are missing or deficient.

Helping trauma victims when we are on-call at Rhode Island and Hasbro Hospital (RIH) has certainly given us other opportunities to assist locally. RIH is a level one trauma center, and this distinction brings in patients from not only Rhode Island but Massachusetts and Connecticut as well. Though our specialty is aesthetic surgery, we use our knowledge to assist those who have been injured through accidents, assaults, and those who may have other plastic surgery emergencies.

Here are a few organizations that we have vetted and are passionate about. We invite you to check them out and consider joining us.

Rhode Island Community Food Bank


We are so grateful for everyone’s wonderful contributions that helped to reach our goal of raising $25,000 which we matched for a total of $50,000 donated to the community foodbank to help with the coronavirus relief efforts.

Please join us in supporting those who desperately need our help. We will match your donation
to support the Rhode Island Community Foodbank. Thank you so much.

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Edesia is a remarkable non-profit organization started by Navyn Salem that produces specialized and nutritious packaged foods that change lives all over the world. Started in Providence, Rhode Island in 2009, Edesia’s “miracle packets” leave a local factory in Quonset Park in North Kingstown and are shipped to malnourished children across the globe. We know Navyn well and are incredibly impressed with her, her passion, her commitment and her unique organization. UNICEF, the World Food Programme, the US Department of Agriculture, and the US Agency for International Development are some of the organizations that Edesia’s products are distributed to.

YearUp Providence

YearUp Providence was introduced to Rhode Island by Paul Salem, which is an intensive educational training program for low-income adults. The one-year program involves the ability for young individuals to receive college credits, internships with some of the top corporations and businesses in the state, and receive work development skills to be successful in the classroom and in the workplace. Paul Salem has helped create an incredibly vibrant program here and is also centrally involved in making this a key program nationally, as well.

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in South Africa is dedicated to children’s health, and it is the country’s only institution dedicated to pediatric services as well as a training ground for health professionals. We are so impressed by the commitment, passion, and expertise of the plastic surgery chairman, Saleigh Adams, MD, as well as the leadership in pediatric surgery and Cape Town University. We invite you to read our blog about trying to make a difference for children in Cape Town, South Africa.

AMREF Flying Doctors

AMREF Flying Doctors is a non-governmental organization headquartered in Nairobi where physicians from all parts of the world volunteer their time and expertise to work with Flying Doctors. These volunteering physicians also have the opportunity to share and exchange procedural and developments practices in emergency care. Read about Dr. Sullivan and his volunteer work in southern Africa with AMREF Flying Doctors.

Center for Resilience (formerly ResilientKids)

Giving back to the community has always been integral to Dr. Sullivan, his team and the practice. All throughout Dr. Sullivan’s career, he has taken his masterful techniques and concepts in cosmetic plastic surgery and used them to help those in need, particularly children.

Center for Resilience (formerly ResilientKids) is a wonderful non-profit organization started in Providence, Rhode Island by Vanessa Weiner to teach the importance of mindfulness to young individuals in schools.

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Dr. Sullivan is happy to announce he has resumed elective surgeries!

We are also now seeing patients in the office again following all guidelines and taking every precaution possible to provide an incredibly safe environment for all patients and staff.

Due to cases being moved back from the spring and the pent up demand for our services we are expecting to be FULLY booked out for the summer soon, limited spots are available. If you have any interest in summer surgery or services, please call us or contact us immediately so we can help you coordinate this before those spots become unavailable. Further, if you are seeking any services or surgery in 2020, we are anticipating an increase in price soon to deal with operating room fee increases.

We are here for any surgical or cosmetic questions you may have. Get in touch with us to see if there is any way we can help you.

We will continue to be here virtually for all those who prefer to have consultations in the comfort of their home.

Our online virtual consultations have been a very popular option for patients from as far away as Asia as well as usual coast to coast patients from New York to California, Oregon to Florida and many in New England.

Our virtual web consultations can be done right in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a secure internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone! We have 5 main steps we aim to accomplish with the virtual consultation:

  1. We listen to each patient carefully to establish exactly what it is they are looking for.
  2. We will give instructions to each patient on the specific pictures we will need from them as part of the virtual consultation. We send out sample pictures of just what we need, and the patient can send back their pictures that replicate this.
  3. We have chosen specific before and after photos of Dr Sullivan’s patients in order to show the patients what a prospective patient can expect (note, individual results will vary).
  4. We plan out and together come up with what we think is going to be a superb treatment plan for them.
  5. Finally, we find a time that is best for them that we can get this done.

We welcome you. Please come - we are open & here for you. If you would like to have a VIRTUAL CONSULTATION or an IN PERSON CONSULTATION or have any questions at all, please give us a call at 401-214-5121 or contact us via the website to set up your virtual consultation today!

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Dr Sullivan was recently featured in the Providence Journal. With a high demand worldwide for his services, Dr Sullivan adapts to continuing patients' inquiries with virtual consultations.

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