Scott J. Ellis, MD


Dr. Scott J. Ellis performs a variety of surgical procedures of the foot and ankle, including foot and ankle fusion, total ankle replacement, along with bunion and adult flatfoot reconstruction. He also surgically treats foot and ankle fractures and their long term sequelae. Dr. Ellis has an interest in treating sports injuries of the foot and ankle (including osteochondral injuries, Achilles ruptures, and ankle instability), employing ankle arthroscopy and minimally invasive techniques when possible.

His clinical and research interests are focused on ankle and foot arthritis and the adult acquired flatfoot for which he has presented at various national meetings. In addition, Dr. Ellis has a deep interest in using plantar pressure technology to advance the success of foot and ankle reconstruction.

Dr. Ellis began his academic study at Davidson College in North Carolina, where he attained numerous academic honors. He later began his medical training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery. After residency, Dr. Ellis remained at HSS as a fellow in foot and ankle surgery. Following his fellowship, he traveled to Duke University (with Dr. James DeOrio); Lyon, France (with Dr. Michel Bonnin); and Basel, Switzerland (with Dr. Beat Hintermann) in order to expand his knowledge in foot and ankle surgery; total ankle replacement was of particular interest.

Appointments

Assistant Attending, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending, Orthopaedic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Chair, Foot and Ankle Department Registry Steering Committee, Hospital for Special Surgery
Bioethics Committee, Hospital for Special Surgery
Caspary Committee, Hospital for Special Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical Student Advisory Committee, 2010-present

Specialty

Subspecialty

Ankle
Foot

Special Expertise

Foot and Ankle Arthritis
     - Total Ankle Replacement
     - Big Toe Arthritis (Hallux Rigidus)
Foot and Ankle Trauma
     - Ankle Fractures
     - Lisfranc Injuries
Foot and Ankle Deformity
     - Bunion and Hammertoe
Adult Acquired Flatfoot (Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency)
Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle
     - Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus
Ankle Instability
Achilles Tendon Rupture and Degeneration

Awards

Winner, AOFAS Goldner Award for best basic science paper submitted to AOFAS Summer Meeting, September 2014
Winner, AOFAS Mann Award for best clinical paper submitted to the AOFAS Summer Meeting, September 2014
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Traveling Fellowship. Grant to visit leaders in foot and ankle surgery and research in the United States and Canada. July, 2009
NIH Research Fellow, Intramural Research Training Award, 2000

Affiliations

The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY), 2012-present
The New York County Medical Society (NYCMS), 2012-present
The American Medical Association (AMA), 2012-present

Procedures

Ankle Fusion
Total Ankle Replacement
Big Toe Fusion
ORIF (Open Reduction - Internal Fixation) for Foot and Ankle Fractures
Post-traumatic Reconstruction of the Foot and Ankle
Bunion Reconstruction
Reconstruction of the Adult Acquired Flatfoot (Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency)
Ankle Arthroscopy
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Achilles Tendon Repair and Reconstruction
Cheilectomy
Hammertoe Correction

Languages

Spanish, Bilingual

Insurances Accepted

Aetna
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Cigna
Connecticare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
United Healthcare

If Dr. Ellis does not participate with your particular insurance plan, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.

Education

BA, Davidson College, North Carolina, 1996
MD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2002

Internship

General Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, 2003

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, 2007

Fellowship

Foot and Ankle Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, 2008

Certification

Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010

State Licensure

New York

Scott J. Ellis, MD has contributed to the following articles on HSS.edu:

Editorial Appointments

Reviewer, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2007-present
Reviewer, The HSS Journal, 2008-present
Reviewer, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2010-present
Reviewer, Foot and Ankle International, 2013-present
Member Editorial Board, HSS Journal, 2013-present
Editor, Total Ankle Arthroplasty Today. Eds. M. Bonnin and S.J. Ellis.  CIC Edizioni Internazionali, Rome, 2012.

Selected Publications

J. Chan, S.J. Ellis.  Reconstruction of the Stage IIA Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity.  Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery.  13(1).  March 2014.  14-22.

S.B. Mani, S.J. Ellis, J.T. Deland.  Correction of Multiplanar Lesser MTP Joint Deformity Using an Extensor Digitorum Brevis Reconstruction.  Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery.  13(1).  March 2014.  59-63.

A. Haleem, E. Young, H. Pavlov, E. Bogner, C. Sofka, N. Geatrakas, J.T. Deland, S.J. Ellis.  Comparison of Deformity with Respect to the Talus in Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Patients and Controls Using Multi-Planar Weight-Bearing Imaging versus Conventional Radiography.  The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American).  96(8).  April 16, 2014.  663.

K. Hamid, B. Nwachukwu. S.J. Ellis.  Competing for Reimbursement in Value-Based Healthcare: Keys to Winning the Foot Race.  Foot and Ankle International.  35(5).  May 2014.  519-528.

M. Hung, J. Baumhauer, J. Brodsky, C. Cheng, S.J. Ellis, J. Franklin, S. Ishikawa, S.  Hon, S. Ishikawa, D. Latt, P. Phisitkul, C. Saltzman, N. SooHoo, K. Hunt, Orthopaedic Foot and Outcomes Research Network (OFAR)of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS).  Psychometric Comparison of the PROMIS Physical Function CAT with the FAAM and FFI for Measuring Patient-Reported Outcomes.  Foot and Ankle International.  35(6)  June 2014.  592-599.

J. Chan, S.B. Mani, P. Williams, M.J. O’Malley, D. Levine, M. Roberts, S.J. Ellis.  Detection of In-Vivo Foot and Ankle Implants by Walk-Through Metal Detectors. Foot and Ankle International.  Foot and Ankle International.  35(8)  August 2014.  789-795.

K. Hunt, I. Alexander, J. Baumhauer, J. Brodsky, C. Chiodo, T. Daniels, W.H. Davis, J.T. Deland, S.J. Ellis, M. Hung, S. Ishikawa, L.D. Latt, P. Phistikul, N.F. SooHoo, A. Yang, C. Saltzman and  The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Outcomes Research (OFAR) Network. Feasibility of a multi-center network for patient outcomes assessment in foot and ankle.  Foot and Ankle International.  35 (9) September 2014.  847-854.

E. Vulcano, S.B. Mani, H. Do, W. Bohne, S.J. Ellis.  Association of Achilles Tendinopathy and Plantar Spurs.  Orthopaedics.  37(10).  October 2014.  E897-901.

S. Brigido, R.J. De Asla, S.J Ellis, B. Overley, S. Parekh.  Total Ankle Arthroplasty in the Setting of Valgus Deformity: Roundtable Discussion.  Foot and Ankle Specialist.  7(5).  October 2014.  398-402.

V. Hedge, O. Shanuga, S.J. Ellis, A. Fragomen, J. Kennedy, V. Kudryashov, J. Lane.  A Prospective Comparison of Three Approved Systems for Autologous Bone Marrow Concentration Demonstrated Non-equivalency in Progenitor Cell Number and Concentration.  Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  28(10).  October 2014.  591-598.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

S.J. Ellis, M. Roberts. Surgical Management of Failed Great Toe Arthroplasty.  Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Foot and Ankle.  eds. JC Coetzee and SR Hurwitz. Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2010.  341-350.

B.R. Williams, S.J. Ellis, J.Yu, J.T. Deland.  Stage IV Adult-Acquired Flatfoot Deformity Deltoid Ligament Reconstruction.  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.  ed. V Prisk.  Elsevier, Philadelphia, 20(3) September 2010.  183-189.

S.J. Ellis, B.R. Williams, J.Yu, J.T. Deland. Spring Ligament Reconstruction for Advanced Flatfoot Deformity with the use of an Achilles Allograft.  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.  ed. V Prisk.  Elsevier, Philadelphia, 20(3) September 2010.  175-182.

S.J. Ellis, J.K. DeOrio. The INBONE Total Ankle  Replacement.  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.  ed. V Prisk.  Elsevier, Philadephia, 20(3) September 2010.  201-210.

S.J. Ellis, L. Moril, J.T. Deland.  The Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) System.  Seminars in Arthroplasty.  Ed. SM Raikin. Elsevier. Philadelphia, 21(4) December 2010.  275-281.

S.J. Ellis, M. Drakos, A. Daluiski.  The Hand.  The Hospital for Special Surgery Guide to Orthopaedic Surgery.  eds. TP Sculco, M Lim, AS Ranawat, A Pearle.  Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins,  Philadelphia, 2012. 

C. Demetracopoulos, S.J. Ellis.  Evolution of Concepts in Total Ankle Arthroplasty.  Total Ankle Arthroplasty Today. Ed. M. Bonnin.  CIC Edizioni Internazionali.  Rome, 2012

S.J. Ellis.  The Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity.  Case Files: Orthopaedics.  Eds. E. Toy, A. Rosenbaum, J. Dines, T. Roberts.  McGraw-Hill, New York, March, 2013.  313-321.

E. Vulcano, C. Demetracopoulos, S.J. Ellis.  Surgical Management of Insufficiency Fractures: Foot.  Insufficiency Fractures.  The AAOS Mongraph Series.  Eds. A. Saleh.  Rosemont, IL, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  March, 2014.  Pages 57-70.

Research Description

Eduardo Salvati Research Grant (Hospital for Special Surgery Internal Grant), 2005-2007
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Research Grant (Outreach and Education Fund, OEF), 2009-2010
Hospital for Special Surgery Medical Student Research Fellowship Program Award. Academic Summer, 2010
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Research Grant (Outreach and Education Fund, OEF), 2010-2011
Joseph Lane Research Grant (Hospital for Special Surgery Internal Grant), 2011-2012
Hospital for Special Surgery Medical Student Research Fellowship Program Award. Academic Summer, 2013
The British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Grant, 2013-2014
Hospital for Special Surgery Medical Student Research Fellowship Program Award. Academic Summer, 2014
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Research Grant (Outreach and Education Fund, OEF), 2014-2015

Research Interests

Adult Acquired Flatfoot (Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency)
Plantar Pressure Measurement
Total Ankle Arthroplasty
Patient Expectations and Outcomes

Foot and Ankle Education

Meet My Physician Assistant

Stephen Costigliola, RPA-C
Physician Assistant to Dr. Scott Ellis

Stephen Costigliola is a certified physician assistant licensed in the state of New York. A native New Yorker, Stephen was born and raised in Queens, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at St. Francis College, and is board certified through the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). He started his career in 2003, working as PA in Emergency Medicine. In 2007, Stephen began practicing General Orthopedics and Trauma, and has been specializing in Foot & Ankle Surgery since joining Hospital for Special Surgery in 2010.

As a Certified Physician Assistant, Stephen provides services that would otherwise be performed by physicians. His duties include assisting Dr. Ellis in surgery as well as seeing patients in the office. In order to accommodate patients in a timely manner, Stephen also routinely sees patients by himself during initial visits (for both chronic foot disorders as well as emergent injuries), for pre-op surgical planning, and routine post-op care.

Learn more about the duties and training of physician assistants at AAPA.org.

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Dr. Scott Ellis, Foot & Ankle Specialist

Contact Information

Office Locations

East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY, 10021

Tel: 646.797.8305
Fax: 646.797.8515

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021