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

Director of Research, Foot and Ankle Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical Student Advisory Committee, 2010-present
General Faculty Council, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, 2009-present
Clinical Review Panel, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2008-present
Curriculum Committee, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2006-2007

Specialty

Subspecialty

Ankle
Foot

Special Expertise

Foot and Ankle Arthritis
Foot and Ankle Trauma
Foot and Ankle Deformity
Adult Acquired Flatfoot (Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency)
Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle
Ankle Instability
Achilles Tendon Rupture and Degeneration

Awards

Young Investigators Workshop Award, The United States Bone and Joint Decade, Toronto, Canada, November 2009
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Traveling Fellowship.  Grant to visit leaders in foot and ankle surgery and research in the United States and Canada
Eduardo A. Salvati Resident Research Grant, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2006-2007
Research Fellow, Intramural Research Training Award,  National Institute on Aging, 2000-2001

Affiliations

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Candidate Member, 2009-present
Member, Awards Committee, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, 2009-present
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Associate Candidate Member, 2008-present
New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member, 2005-present

Procedures

Foot and Ankle Fusion
Total Ankle Replacement
ORIF 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

Languages

Spanish

Insurances Accepted

Aetna
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

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

Selected Publications

S.J. Ellis, B.R. Williams, A. Wagshul, J.T. Deland. Reconstruction of the Deltoid Ligament with Peroneus Longus Autograft in Flatfoot Deformity. Foot and Ankle International. Accepted April 2010. In press 31(9) September 2010.

M. Bonnin, J.R. Laurent, S.J. Ellis, F. Gaudot, J.A. Colombier, T. Judet. Results of the Salto Total Ankle Arthroplasty with Seven to Eleven Years of Follow-up. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. July 2010. Published on-line. Ahead of press.

B.R. Williams, S.J. Ellis, J.T. Deland. Spring Ligament Reconstruction Using a Peroneus Longus Tendon Transfer. Foot and Ankle International. Foot and Ankle International. 31(7) July 2010. 567-577.

B.R. Williams, S.J. Ellis, J.T. Deland. Spring Ligament Reconstruction in Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 21(3) May/June 2010. 268-272.

S.J. Ellis, T. Deyer, B.R. Williams, J. Yu, S. Lehto, A. Moderazo, H. Pavlov, J.T. Deland. Assessment of Lateral Hindfoot Pain in Acquired Flatfoot Deformity using Weightbearing Multiplanar Imaging. Foot and Ankle International. 31(5) May 2010. 361-371.

S. Rao, S.J. Ellis, J.T. Deland, H. Hillstrom. Nonmedicinal therapy in the management of ankle arthritis. Current Opinion in Rheumatology. 22(2) January 2010. 223-228.

S.J. Ellis, J. Yu, H. Johnson, M. O’Malley, A. Elliott, J.T. Deland. Plantar Pressure Measurements in Patients with Lateral Discomfort after Lateral Column Lengthening. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (A). 92A(1) January 2010. 81-91.

S.J. Ellis, J. Yu, Y. Chiu, J.T Deland. A New Radiographic Parameter of Assessing Forefoot Abduction in the Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity. Foot and Ankle International. 30(12) December 2009. 1168-1176.

I. Oh, S.J. Ellis, M.J. O’Malley. Routine Histopathologic Evaluation in Hallux Valgus Surgery. Foot and Ankle International. 30(8) August 2009. 763-766.

R.H. Brophy, S.G. Gamradt, S.J. Ellis, R.P. Barnes, S. Rodeo, R. Warren, H. Hillstrom. The Effect of Turf Toe on Plantar Contact Foot Pressures in Professional American Football Players. Foot and Ankle International. 30(5) May 2009. 405-409.

S.J. Ellis, H. Hillstrom, R. Chang, J. Lipman, G. Garrision, J.T. Deland. The Development of an Intra-operative Plantar Pressure Assessment Device: a Feasibility Study. Foot and Ankle International. 30(4) April 2009. 333-340.

S.J. Ellis, R. Cheng, P. Prokopis, A. Chetboun, S.W. Wolfe, E. Athanasian, A.J. Weiland. Treatment of Proximal Interphalangeal Dorsal Fracture-dislocation Injuries with Dynamic External Fixation: A Pins and Rubber Band System. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 32(7) October 2007. 1242-1250.

J.A. de Pedro, A.P. Martin, J.F. Blanco, M. Salvado, M.A. Perez, A. Cardoso, F. Collia, S.J. Ellis, J. Dominguez. Histomorphometric Study of Femoral Heads in Hip Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis. Histology and Histopathology. 22(10) October 2007. 1091-1097.

J.A. de Pedro, J.F. Blanco, S.J. Ellis. A Simple Technique for the Capture of Broken Intramedullary Locking Screws Using Laparoscopic Forceps. Journal of Trauma. 61(5) November 2006. 1283-1284.

S.J. Ellis, S. Gordin, M.A. Edgar, C.D. Morris. Multiple Ipsilateral Lower Extremity Masses in a 46-Year-Old Man. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Orthopaedic Radiology Pathology Conference. September 2006. 1–7.

5. Mehdizade, M. Danon, S.J. Ellis, S. Wolfe, R. Adler. Use of Ultrasonographic Guidance for Needle Localization of Osteoid Osteoma of the Capitate. The HSS Journal. 2(2) September 2006. 176-180.

S.J. Ellis, A.J. Weiland. Indirect Reduction and Percutaneous Fixation Led to a Rapid Recovery and Better Function than Open Reduction Internal Fixation for Intra-articular Fractures of the Distal End of the Radius. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 88A(2) February 2006. 45.

B.G. Domb, W. Tyler, S.J. Ellis, E. McCarthy. Radiographic Evaluation of Pathological Bone Lesions: Current Spectrum of Disease and Approach to Diagnosis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 86A(S2) 2004. 84-90.

C.J. Galban, S.J. Ellis, R.G.S. Spencer. Experimental Demonstration of Quantitation Errors in MR Spectroscopy Resulting from Saturation Corrections under Changing Conditions. Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 161(2) April 2003. 148-153.

S.J. Ellis, P. Kuppusamy, E.F. Petersen, S.S. Velan, R.G.S. Spencer. EPR Oxygen Mapping (EPROM) of Engineered Cartilage in a Hollow Fiber Bioreactor. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 46(4) October 2001. 819-826.

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 S Hurwitz. Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2010.

S.J. Ellis, M. Drakos. The Hand. The Hospital for Special Surgery Guide to Orthopaedic Surgery (book and Palm publications). Eds. TP Sculco, M Lim, AS Ranawat, A Pearle. Lippincott publisher – in press.

Selected Presentations

S.J. Ellis. "Acute Management of Lateral Ankle Sprains." Conference Presentation, Current Concepts in Foot and Ankle, The Hospital for Special Surgery. New York, NY.  September, 2008.

H.Hillstrom, S.J. Ellis, R. Cheng, W. Aibinder, J.D. Lipman, G.W. Garrison, S.I. Backus, J.T. Deland. "The Feasibility of Intra-operative Plantar Pressure Assessment." Podium Presentation, Annual Emed Scientific Meeting. Dundee, Scotland. July, 2008.

S.J. Ellis, J. Yu, W. Aibinder, M. O’Malley, A. Elliott, H. Hillstrom, A.H. Johnson, J.T. Deland. "Plantar Pressures in Patients with and without Lateral Foot Pain After Lateral Column Lengthening." Podium Presentation. AOFAS Summer Meeting. Denver, CO. Final Program 2008: 111-112. June, 2008. Podium Presentation (P493) AAOS Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. Proc AAOS Annual Meeting 2008 (Vol9): 520. June, 2008.

S.J. Ellis, R.H. Brophy, S.G. Gamradt, H. Hillstrom, R.P. Barnes, S.Rodeo, R. Warren. "The Effect of Turf Toe on Plantar Contact Foot Pressures in Professional American Football Players." E-Poster Presentation (#14), AOFAS Summer Meeting. Denver, CO. Final Program 2008: 244. June, 2008.

S.J. Ellis, R.H. Brophy, S.P. Robinson, R.P. Barnes, S.A. Rodeo, R.F. Warren. "Dynamic Foot Function Among Professional American Football Players Related to Player Performance and Injury." E-Poster Presentation (#15), AOFAS Summer Meeting. Denver, CO. Final Program 2008: 244-245. June, 2008.

S.J. Ellis, R. Cheng, W. Aibinder, J.D. Lipman, G.W. Garrison, S.I. Backus, H.Hillstrom, J.T. Deland. "The Development of an Intra-operative Plantar Pressure Assessment Device: A Feasibility Study." Poster Presentation (P218), AAOS

S.J. Ellis. Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. Proc AAOS Annual Meeting 2008 (Vol 9): 525. March, 2008. Poster Presentation (1589), ORS Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. Transactions ORS Annual Meeting 2008 (Vol 33): 92.

S.J. Ellis, P.M. Prokopis, A. Chetboun, E.A. Athanasian, A.J. Weiland. "Outcomes after Treatment of Comminuted PIP Fracture-Dislocations with a Dynamic External Fixator." Poster Presentation (P225), AAOS Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. Proc AAOS Annual Meeting 2007 (Vol 8): 514. February, 2007.

B. Domb, W. Tyler, S.J. Ellis. "Radiographic Evaluation of Pathological Bone Lesions: Current Spectrum of Disease and Approach to Diagnosis." Scientific Exhibit (SE063), AAOS Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. March, 2004.

S.J. Ellis, K. Fishbein, E.F. Petersen, L. Laouar, W.E. Horton, R.G.S. Spencer. "Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Matrix Formation in Cartilage Treated with Ibuprofen and Aspirin." Oral presentation, Clinical Focus Session at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Proc Intl Soc Mag Reson Med 9 (2001): 77. April, 2001.

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
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Research Grant (Outreach and Education Fund, OEF), 2010-2011

Research Interests

Adult Acquired Flatfoot (Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency)
Plantar Pressure Measurement
Total Ankle Arthroplasty

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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