Treatment & Services
- Abnormal Stress Test
- Aorta Surgery
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- Clinical Trials
- Coronary Artery Atherectomy
- Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
- Coronary Intervention
- Drug Eluting Stenting
- Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)
- FFR determination
- Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
- Interpretation of Genetic Risk Factors: Coronary Artery Disease
- Intervention Section
- Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
- Optical Coherence Tomography
- Percutaneous Valve Treatment
- Preventive Cardiology
- Rotational Atherectomy
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Stress Testing
- Valve Surgery
- Virtual Histology
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aortic Stenosis
- Atherosclerosis (vascular)
- Bifurcation Blockage
- Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
- Coronary Aneurysm
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Heart Attack
- Heart Valve Disease
- Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Stent Restenosis
- Total Coronary Occlusions
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Emory University Hospital
Decatur, GA USA
Fellowship - Stanford University Hospital
Stanford, CA USA
Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Residency - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA USA
Internship - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA USA
Medical School - University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA USA
Undergraduate - Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA USA
- Molecular Biology, Penn State University
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
Coronary Artery Disease, Stent Restenosis, Total Coronary Occlusions, Angioplasty, Stent-Coronary, Coronary Artery Atherectomy, Coronary Intervention, Drug Eluting Stenting, Heart Valve Disease - Percutaneous Interventions, Stents
Awards & Honors
- 2002 – present, NIH funding in acute myocardial infarction, genomics and stem cell research
- 2002 – present, America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
- 2001 – present, The Best Doctors in Cleveland
- 1993 – present, The Best doctors in America, Cleveland Clinic
- 1992, 1996, 2003, Distinguished Teaching Awards
- 1973 – 1976, 1978, Regent’s Scholar, University of California
Research & Publications
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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 6/22/2016, Dr. Ellis has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
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119 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
12 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 7, 2016
we are finding the best approach to my health issues
Reviewed on Oct 26, 2016
Dr. Ellis and his staff are #1.
Reviewed on Oct 20, 2016
Reviewed on Aug 25, 2016
Reviewed on Aug 3, 2016
Dr. Ellis always takes the time to answer any of my concerns. he is very patient with me.he is the best.
Reviewed on Jun 17, 2016
Dr. Ellis & his staff are GREAT. Wouldn't want anyone else.
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2016
The information given to me was very clear and easily understood.
Reviewed on May 25, 2016
Very good & complete.
Reviewed on May 18, 2016
There are too many positive things to say about Cleveland Clinic from Dr. Ellis to Victoria to nurses and techs. Always listen, always clean, always prompt and thorough!
Reviewed on Apr 7, 2016
Doctor answered all my questions.
Reviewed on Mar 31, 2016
Very honest & polite.
Reviewed on Feb 3, 2016
Dr. Ellis is fantastic. Really takes time explaining and is very thoughtful.
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