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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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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

234 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

24 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

have previously recommended Dr. Ellison

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr. Ellison treated me just as well as he had many years earlier. Excellent. Went out of my way to reconnect with him as my provider. Well worth it

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

I've gone to Dr. Ellison in the past and was transferred to Dr. Burkett, years ago when the practice expanded. I was very happy with Dr. Ellison at the time, and am VERY happy to be able to be back under his care. He is outstanding in every way!

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

the wait in the exam room was long and it was kind of chilly in there. Dr. Ellison was extremely thorough with the exam and showed very much concern

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Like my doctor....

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

always a good and pleasant experience with dr. Ellison and his staff

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

I'm very satisfied with Dr. Ellison and looking forward to my surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

the main reason I come to this clinic is because of Doctor Ellison.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

This was my first experience with this doctor and I was impressed and very pleased with his knowledge of medications that can cause vision changes. He took the time to explain my concerns and checked for the problems I mentioned and eased any anxiety.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

Dr. Ellison was very helpful and very professional. The young lady who did the preliminary examination was very friendly and competent. Very pleasant appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Excellent doctor! Very courteous staff. Really like the relocated office in Green.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

liked the doctor's expertise in vision

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

I don't know where I would be had it not been for Dr. Ellison and the entire White Pond staff! Saved my life and vision.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

I already have recommended Dr. Ellison to so many and they have made appts.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr. Ellison is a knowledgable provider who I trust. He sees my wife as well as myself.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

the staff and dr. ellison were informative, polite and helpful

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

I am completely satisfied with my provider

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