Dr. Patrick “Sean” O’Sullivan

Dr. O’Sullivan is a native to the Gulf Coast area and spent much of his childhood in New Orleans. He is one of five children, and his mother’s family is originally from New Orleans. His father was an Irish immigrant. After completing high school in Pascagoula, Mississippi, he pursued a degree in biomedical and civil engineering, which subsequently allowed him to join the Peace Corps where he worked assisting in water resource engineering in rural areas of Thailand.

After returning to the United States, he helped run the family’s seafood business after the unexpected death of his father. Once the business was stabilized, he began to pursue his medical career. Dr. O’Sullivan attended medical school in Jackson, Mississippi, where he met his future wife. Following completion of medical school, he received his ophthalmology training in Jackson, Mississippi, followed by a retinal fellowship at LSU. This period of specialized training occurred shortly after Katrina and allowed Dr. O’Sullivan the opportunity to travel across the state of Louisiana providing retina care.

Dr. O’Sullivan currently lives in New Orleans with his wife and three kids and serves on the board of the Lighthouse Louisiana, a non-profit organization organized to assist the visually impaired.

Dr. O’Sullivan feels that he can provide consistent care and offer immediate availability to his patients. Dr. O’Sullivan considers himself a hardworking and loyal physician. He truly and deeply cares about his patients and their vision. Their quality of life is paramount to him. As a result, he has developed close bonds with his patients and their families.

Dr. O’Sullivan is a member of the following organizations.

Our Technicians & Staff

Lynn Otillio, A.S., COT, ROUB

Lynn Otillio, A.S., COT, ROUB

Clinic Manager
Lynn Otillio, A.S., COT, ROUB has been in the ophthalmology world for 20 years, and she has been working with Dr. O’Sullivan since 2008. She is instrumental in the running of the clinic ensuring that patients receive excellent and efficient care.
Fanny Davadi

Fanny Davadi

Technician
Fanny Davadi joined Southern Retinal Institute in 2019 and has extensive experience in ophthalmology. She assists with working up patients in addition to having experience with ocular photography. Fanny brings a unique skill to SRI with her fluency in Spanish combined with her depth of knowledge in the field of ophthalmology.
Stephanie McClary

Stephanie McClary

Technician
Stephanie McClary began working with Dr O'Sullivan in 2013, while obtaining her associates degree in Allied Health from Delgado Community College. She obtained her COA shortly after graduation and is currently one of our senior technicians. Stephanie is eager to continue assisting Dr O’Sullivan in excellent patient care.
Desiree Smith, B.S., COA

Desiree Smith, B.S., COA

Technician
Desiree Smith, B.S., COA, began working with Dr. O’Sullivan in 2008. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2007 obtaining a bachelor’s degree with honors in ophthalmic medical technology. She was also the recipient of the "Herbert E. Kaufman, MD" award in academic excellence. She is currently one of our senior technicians and surgical coordinator.
Candice Case

Candice Case

Billing Supervisor
Candice Case has been in the eye world for about 10 years, and prior to that, she worked as a vet technician for 12 years. Candice strives to ensure that all patients’ balances are accurate. She works diligently with insurance companies to receive authorizations needed for visits, procedures, and medications.
Austin Burns

Austin Burns

Front Desk
Austin Burns is a gentleman originally from Michigan who joined SRI in 2019. Austin migrated his way south after completing contractual service with the U.S. Army. He has a pleasant demeanor, a bubbly personality, and brings an infectious positivity to the clinic. In his role at SRI, Austin assists with checking patients in and out and scheduling upcoming appointments.
Jeannine Leach

Jeannine Leach

Front Desk
Jeannine Leach began employment with Dr. O’Sullivan in 2015. She assists with answer phone calls as well as checking patients in and out for their appointments.