Dr. Kevin Sullivan, MD

Dr. Kevin Sullivan, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Kevin Sullivan, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Newton, MA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1996 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain medicine.Read his story

299 Washington St

Newton, MA 02458

Contact Information

(617) 219-6300

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Low Back Pain
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Back Pain
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more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Sullivan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sullivan "Helping people resume a more active lifestyle is the most rewarding and satisfying aspect of my work." In 2001, Dr. Sullivan started The Boston Spine Group's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation division of the practice. Having been part of The Boston Spine Group for many years, Dr. Sullivan joined Orthopedics New England in 2015. Dr. Sullivan received his medical degree from New York Medical College. For two years prior to entering medical school, he played professional hockey in the San Jose Sharks organization. He completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He completed his training with a fellowship in musculoskeletal and pain medicine at the Georgia Pain Physicians. Dr. Sullivan focuses on physical medicine and rehabilitation in the treatment of spine and musculoskeletal conditions. He utilizes interventional spine treatments including epidural injection, facet joint injection, sacroiliac joint injection, peripheral joint injection (hip, shoulder, and knee), discography, and radiofrequency ablation to diagnose and treat a multitude of conditions. He is a frequent chairman and faculty member for North American Spine Society instructional spinal injection workshops. Dr. Sullivan has presented at national meetings and has contributed to several chapters and publications. Dr. Sullivan is the Chief of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at MetroWest Medical Center. Dr. Sullivan is board certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation, and pain medicine.


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sullivan "Since 1975, Orthopedics New England has proudly served the Metro West area for more than 30 years. Initially started by Dr. Carl Spector, the practice has grown over the years to include both board-certified and board-eligible orthopedic surgeons, a podiatrist, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, and physician assistants.

At Orthopedics New England, our specialists and highly qualified medical staff offer comprehensive treatment of all adult and pediatric orthopedic and podiatric conditions, including shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, foot and spine injuries. Our care also includes sports medicine, total joint replacement, medical imaging, emergency care, and workers' compensation.

At Orthopedics New England, we are dedicated to a long-term program of state-of-the-art orthopedic service; defined by excellence in patient care, a highly skilled medical team, employee dedication, and strong community relations."


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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Radiculitis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Ga Pain Physicians
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Educational Grant, 1999
  • Medtronic Fellowship Educational Grant, 2000
  • Rehabilitation Services Administration, Department of Education Resident Grant, 2000
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sullivan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sullivan to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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Dr. Sullivan's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Marion, MA |
Excellent Professional in every regard. Highly Recommended !!
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in Winchendon, MA |
Dr. Sullivan has been giving me shots in my back for almost 3!years. He is very thourough and very calming. When the shots stopped working he referred me to Dr. Zannikos who did my surgery in February. Both wonderful doctors. I can't thank them enough for helping me be pain free after 4 years of...more
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in Marlborough, MA |
I WOULD recommend him to all my friends in a heart beat. Kevin is a kind and very considerate Dr.. His goal is to make you well. As for me he did wonders. I haven't needed a walker since he treated me.
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in Plymouth MA. |
If you are injured and seriously looking to get to get your life back to where it was prior to your injury, I highly recommend Dr. Sullivan. My first visit with Dr. Sullivan diagnosis was correct and very beneficial. Dr. Sullivain listens to his patients and also asks many questions, before...more
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Dr. Sullivan accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts PPO
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Newton - Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington St
Newton, MA 02462
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