Jill has worked as a Congenital/Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician Assistant since 2005. She started her career at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2005. She became Chief Physician Assistant of the division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at CHOP in 2007. She has first and second assisted in a variety of congenital heart surgeries.

Jill joined Connecticut Children’s division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2014. She assists with congenital/pediatric cardiothoracic surgeries at Connecticut Children’s as well as Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Jill is an integral part of the perioperative care for patients undergoing heart surgery. She is involved in multiple committees as well as assisting with data entry in the STS database.


Wagner College

  • Physician Assistant, NCCPA
  • Mohsen Karimi, MD, Paul Kirshbom, MD, Gary S. Kopf, MD, Margaret M. Steele, PA, Jill M. Sullivan, PA. Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in a Neonate with Transposition of Great Arteries and Intact Ventricular Septum: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. July 2015;6(3):462-5.
  • Karimi M, Sullivan JM, Lerer T, Hronek C: National trends and variability in blood utilization in paediatric cardiac surgery. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017 Mar 28