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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Akron
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters And Flashes
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
  • Ocular Allergies
  • Presbyopia
  • Red Eye
  • Refractive Errors
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 9/23/2019, Dr. Ellison 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.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

244 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

love Dr Ellison..would and have recommended him to others

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

The doctor was tops and helpful

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Every step on the way to my appointment was seamless. Dr Ellison is amazing...clearly at the top of his profession!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr Ellison is professional, thorough and informative while maintaining a very personable demeanor.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I love Dr. Ellison. He is very kind and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Excellent, ,knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Ellison is an awesome eye doctor and has done a great job on my eyes.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

My right eye cataract grew bigger in a few short months. Called and saw Dr. Ellison same week.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Ellison is nice, and is a good doctor. but I felt rushed. it seems to be a very busy practice

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

I have always liked Dr Ellison. I trust him

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Ellison and his Team are great medical providers.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Ellison was referred to me by another patient and I was very pleased with his care.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

I would happily recommend this office/ doctor

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Both Dr. Ellison and Heather were excellent caregivers, providing explanations, being patient with me, being both professional and personable.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

excellent all around, very impressed with Dr Ellison

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Ellison is very professional, very thorough in his evaluation of my eye problem. I left there feeling very confident and assured. Looking forward to my next visit with the specialist. Thank you

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr Ellison is phenomenal.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

My exam was thorough and the physician answered all of my questions. He did not rush through my exam. I was very satisfied.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

very caring care provider and explained everything to me. very thorough by making sure nothing is missed. I really appreciate his thoroughness and explanation as to why he's doing certain tests and results as he finds them.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

very good i have been with dr elision for a good number of years He is a great doctor

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

I have already recommended this doctor to someone.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Very friendly and competent doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

I have been seeing Dr Ellison for nearly 30 years and have consistently received friendly competent care!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Ellison has always been great.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

over the years I have recommended dr Ellison to friends.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

The Doctor and staff were excellent and friendly

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Ellison was excellent in every way.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Doctor Ellerson was professional, efficient, and provided detailed explanations. He provided information for future care.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Always Most Friendly Welcome to their Offices by the Receptionist. The Entire Staff, are very pleasant, talk you through each procedure. Dr Ellison, is a Great Dr. he explains things, takes his time to listen to Clients. I have recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Dr did not offer treatment, he wants to see me again for another test in a couple of weeks, then we go from there.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Great Experience, both my Husband and I go to Dr Ellison, I also sent my Brother in Law there as well.

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