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Longtime Alexandria Pediatrician Dr. Thomas Sullivan Killed While Walking to Church

Dr. Thomas Sullivan was a founding partner of ALL Pediatrics.

Dr. Thomas Sullivan died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. He was 74. (ALL Pediatrics on Facebook)
Dr. Thomas Sullivan died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. He was 74. (ALL Pediatrics on Facebook)

A driver struck and killed a longtime Northern Virginia pediatrician Sunday, Jan. 19 in Springfield, according to InsideNova.

Fairfax County police said an 80-year-old man driving a 2008 Mazda 323 struck Dr. Thomas Sullivan while turning left onto Old Keene Mill Road from Greeley Boulevard during a green light just before 8 a.m. Sunday.

Sullivan, who had practiced medicine in Alexandria, Woodbridge and Lorton since 1972, was walking across the eastbound lanes of Old Keene Mill when he was struck on his way to church. He was not using a crosswalk, according to the report.

Sullivan was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. He was 74.

Sullivan was one of the founding partners of ALL Pediatrics, where his son, Dr. Brendan Sullivan, joined him in practice in 2000. He was president of the Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2001 and 2002. Sullivan devoted much of his time to working with children with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Dr. William C. Rees of Burke Pediatrics penned an obituary for his colleague on Fairfax Patch.

“Virginia, its pediatricians and, most importantly, its children, are in a better place, thanks to the advocacy of Dr. Thomas J. Sullivan, MD, FAAP,” wrote Rees. “We will miss him so much; he was our hero, a child's best friend, and our mentor.”  

Julia A. Yakoboski January 24, 2014 at 08:07 AM
Dr. Sullivan took care of all three of my sons as did his son Brendan while we lived in Alexandria. I am heartsick to hear of his passing and my prayers and thoughts are with his family.
Steve McQueen January 24, 2014 at 08:25 AM
What is a 2008 Mazda 323?
Whitney Pace January 24, 2014 at 09:04 AM
So sad. He was my pediatrician and one of the nicest men I still remember from childhood. Sending his family my heartfelt thoughts and condolences.
Stan L. January 24, 2014 at 09:43 AM
Here you go Steve... http://bit.ly/1eXPChL
Reba Thomas January 24, 2014 at 01:01 PM
A wonderful Dr who loved children. Very sad news. Condolences to the family and practice.
Steve McQueen February 09, 2014 at 05:15 PM
@Stan L. - You're doing it wrong. LMGTFY should only be used if you know what you're talking about. Or, you know, you could google it. Mazda 323s haven't been around since 1989 when they became the Mazda Protegé, which became the Mazda3 in 2003. Hence why I questioned the existence of a supposed "2008 Mazda 323" in an official police report. Thanks for your misguided attempt at snarky "help," though.

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