AACPD Candidate – Sullivan

Kristina Sullivan, MD

University of California, San Francisco

Prior to taking over as the UCSF Anesthesia Residency Program Director in July of 2019, I held several leadership positions for our department’s educational programs. From 2007-2019, I lead our longitudinal core clerkship in anesthesia. A few years after starting as clerkship director, I became the Anesthesia Internship Director and served in that role from 2008-2019. I concurrently served as the Associate Residency Program Director from 2009-2019. As the internship director I designed and implemented an innovative and comprehensive “Anesthesia Intern Education Rotation” to support the transition of our trainees and coordinate the educational program across the continuum of anesthesia training. During my tenure as the Associate Residency Program Director, I participated in every aspect of residency selection, working closely with the core and subspecialty program directors. In collaboration with the program director, I helped develop the holistic application review process that the department has successfully used to improve diversity in our training programs. I was also an integral member of the leadership team that designed and implemented our longitudinal residency wellness curriculum that launched in 2017. As a reflection of my accomplishments in education and evaluation, I was accepted into UCSF’s Academy of Medical Educators (AME) in 2016. This academy provides an outstanding network of educators and mentors across all departments at UCSF. In the fall of 2018, I was named the Academy of Medical Educators Sol Shnider Endowed Chair for Anesthesia Education. This endowed chair supports a broader departmental effort to enhance scholarly output related to anesthesia education. In 2019, I was named as Associate Chair for Education in our department. In this role I assist the Vice Chair in overseeing all of the department’s educational programs. Since 2020, I have served as an AACPD Councilor and I would be honored to continue my service as secretary.