Louis Sullivan, M.D.

Director Since: 2002

Committees: Compensation, Nominating and Governance

Portrait of United Therapeutics Board of Directors member, Dr. Louis Sullivan


Dr. Sullivan was the founding President of Morehouse School of Medicine, from 1981 to 1989, served as President again from 1993 to 2002, and has served as President Emeritus since 2002. Dr. Sullivan was also one of the founders and served as Chair of Medical Education for South African Blacks, Inc., a member of the National Executive Council for the Boy Scouts of America, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Little League of America.

Dr. Sullivan served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1989 to 1993. He is a physician certified in internal medicine with a sub-specialty certification in hematology. Dr. Sullivan currently serves on the board of directors of Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. (since 2005), a publicly-traded company. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.

Dr. Sullivan previously served on the boards of directors of a wide range of public companies, including General Motors Company, BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Cigna Corporation, 3M Company, Henry Schein, Inc., Household International (now HSBC), Equifax, and Georgia Pacific Corporation. Dr. Sullivan received his bachelor's degree from Morehouse College, and his medical degree from Boston University.

Other Current Public Company Boards

  • Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.

Director Qualifications

Dr. Sullivan brings to our Board extensive experience in the healthcare industry as a public official from his service as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a physician certified in internal medicine, and as President of Morehouse School of Medicine. He also has substantial public company board experience.