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Department Mellen Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cognitive Behavioral Interventions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Coping with Medical Illness
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Long-Term Care
  • Neuropathology Diagnosis and Consultation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Devic's Disease
  • Fatigue
  • Memory Impairment
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Relationship/Interpersonal Problems
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About Amy Sullivan, PsyD

Amy B Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP Associate Professor of Medicine, CCLCM Director, Neurological Institute Engagement and Well-being Director of Behavioral Medicine & Research, Mellen Center for MS Chair, Neurological Institute Engagement and Women’s Leadership Development Cleveland Clinic Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP is and Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of Behavioral Medicine & Research in the Mellen Center for MS, Director of the Neurological Institute Engagement and Wellbeing, and is the Chair of the Institute’s Diversity Leadership Development. Dr. Sullivan’s work has focused on mental health in people with chronic diseases and their family members, as well as physician burnout and diversity empowerment. Her work in academic medicine intersects with teaching, mentoring, programmatic development, and strategic initiatives. She is an expert in group dynamics and curriculum development as well as psychological factors impacting Multiple Sclerosis. Her most recent work has been in transforming clinical practice with telemedicine and COVID related stress. She has over 100 media appearances and over 250 national and international talks. She has also contributed over 30 times to the literature and book chapters.

Dr. Sullivan is an invited member of a select group of wellness researchers through the National MS Society and she and her research team were the recipient of the Robert J. Herndon award for most outstanding IJMSC article. Dr. Sullivan was most recently the 2021 recipient of the School of Medicine Faculty Mentor of the Year award, she also received a Scholarship in Teaching Award through the School of Medicine, and she was also the recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Psychologist award by the Cleveland Psychological Association. She was honored also to receive the Extraordinary Graduate of St. Bonaventure University Award and named a Women of Outstanding Leadership in Healthcare. In addition to her clinical and teaching role, she is passionate about physician self-care, burnout, diversity in leadership and psychological health and is the Director of the Neurological Institute Engagement and Wellbeing Office where she works to improve physician well-being in her institute.

Prior to her medical career, she was a Division 1 basketball player for St. Bonaventure University and played in the prestigious Atlantic-10 conference. Dr. Sullivan has learned the skill of work-life balance with both of her passions: her family (Boy Girl twins and her husband) and her career.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Health Psychology/Pain Management
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Argosy University
Atlanta, GA

Internship - University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Undergraduate - Saint Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY

Professional Highlights

  • Board Certification in Clinical Health Psychology
  • Member, Women's Professional Staff Association
  • Ohio Psychological Association, Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award Committee


  • Clinical Health Psychology

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 Early Career Psychologist of the Year, CPA
  • 2015 Robert M. Herndon Award
  • St. Bonaventure University, Extraordinary Graduate in Medicine Award
  • Selected as a Woman of Outstanding Leadership in Healthcare
  • St. Bonaventure University Alumni Advisory Board
  • First place research award, Midwest Pain Society meeting


  • National MS Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Pain Society, Midwest Pain Society, American Psychological Association, Ohio Psychological Association, Cleveland Psychological Association. Member, Women's Professional Staff Association.
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/18/2023, Dr. Sullivan has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Sullivan receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • EMD Serono, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

44 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

She is a great practitioner, to bad you can't clone her. You need more doctors like her!!!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Sullivan always makes me feel more centered and grounded after our visit. I was overwhelmed the last weeks before with multiple health testing and findings and diagnosis. The roller coaster ride was fast and furious. To my relief the worst were ruled out. For other diagnosis confirmed and update on future care on-going discussions with said doctors. I am glad she is my provider. She has a caring nurturing presence.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Wonderful professional empathetic doctor

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

I love Amy Sullivan. I have a hard time with doctors especially psychiatrist and therapist. Doctors too. I had bad experiences that make me react to doctors and hospitals I can hardly take medicine. Amy is the only therapist I can talk to. Bshe has been a Godvsent to me. She understands my struggles and always me to process the way that is best for me . She is truly amazing. I had others that have left and I they want me to start at the beginning which is hard but I'm so glad Amy is still here to help me process.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023


Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Favorite doctor ever

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