Dr. William R. (Bill) Sullivan MD


Dr. William R. (Bill) Sullivan MD passed away peacefully on June 26, 2022 at his home in El Paso, Texas, with his wife Alice at his side. He was the son of Goldie and J.P. Sullivan. He is survived by his wife, Alice Sullivan; his children, Dr. William R. Sullivan II MD, Kelly Ann Mathis and Kate Sullivan; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Michael P. Sullivan. He was preceded in death by daughter Gail Gillespie and grandson Che Gillespie.

Dr. Sullivan practiced medicine and taught at Texas Tech University Hospital in El Paso for many years. Early in his career, Dr. Sullivan served in the Peace Corps bringing medical services to the indigenous peoples of Panama. He also practiced medicine for a time in Safford, Arizona.

One of Dr. Sullivan’s proudest accomplishments was his establishment of free medical clinics providing prenatal care to women along the border in south El Paso. He also provided free sex education lectures at public schools in El Paso, Las Cruces, New Mexico and other border communities. Dr. Sullivan often provided free physical exams for student athletes in El Paso and Las Cruces.

Dr. Sullivan was known and respected by many in the medical field throughout the United States as well as in the El Paso/Juarez area. He was a true humanitarian. May he Rest In Peace.