Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:
Dr. Michael James Sullivan is Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte.
He’s also a friend who reminds me why we often consider a physician the next best thing to a priest.
Dr. Sullivan’s grandfather, father, and uncle were all physicians. He was born at the old San Bernardino County Hospital where his father was doing a residency.
His mother lost four other pregnancies. “Now the babies would have been premature and we probably would have saved them. That kind of cast a shadow. My parents healed from it, and went on to adopt two daughters, my sisters. But I always felt I had a purpose. Don’t get me wrong; we’re all special. But some specific duty to fulfill.”
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2 Replies to “DR. MICHAEL JAMES SULLIVAN, GOD’S ANESTHESIOLOGIST”
Thanks for this inspiring article. So nice to hear how faith triumphs over worldly distractions.
A ray of reassurance and hope in our beleagured health care system…