Brian Sullivan, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Member of the duke Cancer Institute
Email address brian.a.sullivan@duke.edu

I am a Physician Scientist in Gastroenterology, with a research focus in optimizing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and surveillance recommendations. This includes evaluating current and evolving CRC screening strategies and identifying people at high risk for underlying hereditary/genetic CRC syndromes. 

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology And Hepatology, Duke University, 2016 - 2019
  • Residency, Medicine, Duke University, 2013 - 2016
  • M.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, 2013

Publications

Sullivan, Brian A., Xuejun Qin, Cameron Miller, Elizabeth R. Hauser, Thomas S. Redding, Ziad F. Gellad, Ashton N. Madison, et al. “Screening Colonoscopy Findings Are Associated With Noncolorectal Cancer Mortality.” Clin Transl Gastroenterol 13, no. 4 (April 1, 2022): e00479. https://doi.org/10.14309/ctg.0000000000000479.

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35333777
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Sullivan, Brian A., Michael Noujaim, and Jatin Roper. “Cause, Epidemiology, and Histology of Polyps and Pathways to Colorectal Cancer.” Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 32, no. 2 (April 2022): 177–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.giec.2021.12.001.

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35361330
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Sullivan, Brian A., Thomas S. Redding, Xuejun Qin, Ziad F. Gellad, Elizabeth R. Hauser, Meghan C. O’Leary, Christina D. Williams, et al. “Ten or More Cumulative Lifetime Adenomas Are Associated with Increased Risk for Advanced Neoplasia and Colorectal Cancer.” Dig Dis Sci, June 4, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-021-07069-0.

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34089135
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Hong, Julian C., Elizabeth R. Hauser, Thomas S. Redding, Kellie J. Sims, Ziad F. Gellad, Meghan C. O’Leary, Terry Hyslop, et al. “Characterizing chronological accumulation of comorbidities in healthy veterans: a computational approach.” Sci Rep 11, no. 1 (April 14, 2021): 8104. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85546-2.

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33854078
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Horton, Anthony, Shai Posner, Brian Sullivan, Jennifer Cornejo, Andrea Davis, Monika Fields, Thasha McIntosh, et al. “Esophageal contractile segment impedance from high-resolution impedance manometry correlates with mean nocturnal baseline impedance and acid exposure time from 24-hour pH-impedance monitoring.” Dis Esophagus 33, no. 12 (December 7, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1093/dote/doaa063.

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32607563
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Sullivan, Brian A., Xuejun Qin, Thomas S. Redding, Ziad F. Gellad, Anjanette Stone, David Weiss, Ashton N. Madison, et al. “Genetic Colorectal Cancer and Adenoma Risk Variants Are Associated with Increasing Cumulative Adenoma Counts.” In Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 29:2269–76, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-20-0465.

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32928932
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Horton, Anthony, Brian Sullivan, Katie Charles, Thasha McIntosh, Andrea Davis, Ziad Gellad, Rahul Shimpi, C Prakash Gyawali, and Amit Patel. “Esophageal Baseline Impedance From High-resolution Impedance Manometry Correlates With Mean Nocturnal Baseline Impedance From pH-impedance Monitoring.” J Neurogastroenterol Motil 26, no. 4 (September 30, 2020): 455–62. https://doi.org/10.5056/jnm19142.

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32388941
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Sullivan, Brian A., Thomas S. Redding, Elizabeth R. Hauser, Ziad F. Gellad, Xuejun Qin, Samir Gupta, Douglas J. Robertson, et al. “High-Risk Adenomas at Screening Colonoscopy Remain Predictive of Future High-Risk Adenomas Despite an Intervening Negative Colonoscopy.” Am J Gastroenterol 115, no. 8 (August 2020): 1275–82. https://doi.org/10.14309/ajg.0000000000000677.

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32483010
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Sullivan, Brian, Cecelia Zhang, Kara Wegermann, Tzu-Hao Lee, and David A. Leiman. “Standardizing inpatient colonoscopy preparations improves quality and provider satisfaction.” Int J Health Care Qual Assur ahead-of-print, no. ahead-of-print (March 9, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHCQA-11-2019-0186.

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32149482
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Lieberman, David, Brian A. Sullivan, Elizabeth R. Hauser, Xuejun Qin, Laura W. Musselwhite, Meghan C. O’Leary, Thomas S. Redding, et al. “Baseline Colonoscopy Findings Associated With 10-Year Outcomes in a Screening Cohort Undergoing Colonoscopy Surveillance.” Gastroenterology 158, no. 4 (March 2020): 862-874.e8. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2019.07.052.

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31376388
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