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John E. Ellis, MD

Dr. Ellis was born and raised in New York City. He attended the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville CT (where he is a Trustee), Harvard College (Biochemistry), and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained in Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia, and followed that will fellowship training in Cardiovascular Anesthesia at the University of Chicago and Cornell New York Hospital. He also received training as a Health Studies Scholar under the auspices of the University of Chicago’s Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and served as a Core Faculty member in the Program.

His clinical expertise has been in cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesia, and has lectured widely nationally and internationally in these areas, as well as on the perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnea. His clinical research interests have included the perioperative management of coronary artery disease in noncardiac surgery, transesophageal echocardiography, and perioperative sympatholysis. He has published original articles and reviews in these areas, as well as about the epidemiology of obesity in the elderly and cost-effectiveness of perioperative management of heart disease.

Dr. Ellis is Vice President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Research Foundation. He has served as Consultant to FDA panels of Anesthetic and Life Support and Cardiorenal Drugs and Special Emphasis Panel Grant Reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control.   He was formerly Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago, and is currently Adjunct Professor in Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care in the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia and is a frequent ad hoc reviewer for Anesthesiology