University of Vermont

The Power of One

Thomas Sullivan, M.D.
Thomas Sullivan, M.D., in his home office in 2009 (Photo by Raj Chawla, UVM Medical Photography)

One man. One medical degree. One career. In the case of the late Thomas Sullivan, M.D.’66, it all added up to thousands of patients treated through his practice in Vermont and New Hampshire, hundreds of medical students taught in his years as an associate professor at Dartmouth, and now — countless UVM medical students, faculty, staff, and community members who will benefit from the legacy of Dr. Sullivan’s generosity to his medical alma mater.

Tom Sullivan’s record giving has helped the College’s educational mission in many ways, and is commemorated in the new Clinical Simulation Laboratory where medical and other health profession students, clinical residents, and members of the Vermont National Guard hone their skills; in the renovated Carpenter Auditorium where students and members of the public are educated; and in the Sullivan Classroom, where first-year medical students are introduced to their vocation.

Dr. Sullivan took his deep appreciation for all the College of Medicine had given him and transformed it, through his generosity, into the kind of improvements that will have a lasting positive impact for generations to come.