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Thomas J. Sullivan, pediatrician

Thomas J. Sullivan

Thomas J. Sullivan, a Northern Virginia pediatrician who practiced in Alexandria, Woodbridge and Lorton for more than 40 years, died Jan. 19. He was 74 and was a resident of Springfield, Va.

Fairfax County police said he was crossing a street on his way to church when he was struck by a car at Old Keene Mill Road and Greeley Boulevard in Springfield. He was pronounced dead at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Dr. Sullivan was a former president of the Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the president and co-founder in 1970 of the All Pediatrics medical practice. His specialties included children with attention deficit disorder.

He was a former chairman of pediatrics at Inova Alexandria Hospital. With teachers, counselors and psychologists in the Alexandria public schools, he worked with children who had social, emotional and behavioral problems.

Thomas Joseph Sullivan was born in Newark and graduated in 1960 from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He was a 1965 graduate of what was then Seton Hall’s medical school.

He did his medical internship in Washington and his residency in New York City.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Jacqueline Cochran Sullivan of Springfield; five children, Brendan Sullivan, Kevin Sullivan, Jennifer Monahan and Mia Simpson, all of Springfield, and Liane Murphy of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and 17 grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes

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