Evan D. Ellis

M.D.

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Evan D. Ellis, MD is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with sub-specialty interest in knee, shoulder, and sports medicine. He routinely performs the most up to date surgical procedures. He has specific interest in arthroscopic reconstruction of the shoulder and knee including ligament repair and reconstruction, cartilage repair and restoration, rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilization, and joint replacement of the knee and shoulder. Additionally, he is well adept at both conservative and operative treatments of numerous sports injuries. He has served as a team physician at the high school, collegiate, and professional level. Dr. Ellis’ goal is to treat each patient as thoughtfully as he would treat his own family member. He feels strongly that communication and patient education are critically important to excellent medical care.

Dr. Ellis performed his undergraduate training at the Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was an Academic All-American basketball player. After obtaining his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his internship and residency training at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. This was Dr. Ellis’ first opportunity to live in the Pacific Northwest, and he and his wife both fell in love with the area. He then finished his training as a Sports Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. During fellowship, Dr. Ellis was on the medical staff for the St. Louis Rams and St. Louis Blues professional sports teams.

Dr. Ellis is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.  Starting in 2014, Dr. Ellis was appointed as co-team physician for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Dr. Ellis enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three young children. His outside interests include running, golfing, biking, basketball, reading, and exploring all of the fantastic restaurants in the Portland area.

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Professional Profile

University: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School, 1998-2002
Internship: University of Washington
Residency: University of Washington, 2002-2007
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, 2007-2008
Fellow: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Started Practice: 2008
Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010
Diplomate: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Awards: Portland Monthly Top Doctor: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Vitals Patients Choice Award: 2015

 

TESTIMONIALS

Thank you Dr. Ellis & staff!

Dr. Evan Ellis & Staff treated me like royalty and are very knowledgeable. Continuing discovery with MRIs. Very very happy to start the process and find out what the knee prob is. Great attention on this first visit with Xrays ...nothing broken. Thank you Dr. Ellis & Staff!

Nilah

Evan D. Ellis, M.D.
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2015-07-13T09:30:39+00:00

Nilah

Dr. Evan Ellis & Staff treated me like royalty and are very knowledgeable. Continuing discovery with MRIs. Very very happy to start the process and find out what the knee prob is. Great attention on this first visit with Xrays ...nothing broken. Thank you Dr. Ellis & Staff!

Amazed with Dr. Ellis

I was All League outside line backer for Skyview high school 2011-2014, in my last regular season game of my senior year before we went to the state quarter finals I blew out my knee. My MCL, PCL, and posterio corner of my meniscus had to be reconstructed. Not only was this a blow physically, but mentally as well. I went from thinking I was invincible to not being able to do what I loved, playing football or any sports for that matter. I saw a different Doctor in Texas at first who at the time I thought was amazing. He was the U.S ski team's surgeon, so I was ecstatic I had the opportunity to go to him. I was very wrong. My knee was in constant pain after the surgery for an entire year. Constantly grinding and popping every step I took. My motivation was at an all time low. When I moved back to Vancouver, Washington I met up with doctor Ellis and He went in and made my knee feel practically good as new. My biggest regret was not going to Dr. Ellis in the first place. It is amazing what the man can do. He fixed my knee, which in turn has given me new opportunities in life, and has increased my quality of life ten fold. I would recommend him to anyone with any knee or shoulder issues as he is extremely well-versed in both practices. I am proud to announce I will be playing football at MT. San Antonio Junior College this fall and it is 100% because of Dr. Ellis. Very excited to show him my progress in the future! Thank You again!!

Gianni

Evan D. Ellis, M.D.
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2015-07-13T09:36:30+00:00

Gianni

I was All League outside line backer for Skyview high school 2011-2014, in my last regular season game of my senior year before we went to the state quarter finals I blew out my knee. My MCL, PCL, and posterio corner of my meniscus had to be reconstructed. Not only was this a blow physically, but mentally as well. I went from thinking I was invincible to not being able to do what I loved, playing football or any sports for that matter. I saw a different Doctor in Texas at first who at the time I thought was amazing. He was the U.S ski team's surgeon, so I was ecstatic I had the opportunity to go to him. I was very wrong. My knee was in constant pain after the surgery for an entire year. Constantly grinding and popping every step I took. My motivation was at an all time low. When I moved back to Vancouver, Washington I met up with doctor Ellis and He went in and made my knee feel practically good as new. My biggest regret was not going to Dr. Ellis in the first place. It is amazing what the man can do. He fixed my knee, which in turn has given me new opportunities in life, and has increased my quality of life ten fold. I would recommend him to anyone with any knee or shoulder issues as he is extremely well-versed in both practices. I am proud to announce I will be playing football at MT. San Antonio Junior College this fall and it is 100% because of Dr. Ellis. Very excited to show him my progress in the future! Thank You again!!

Results better than my wildest dreams

Thank you Dr. Ellis and staff!

You are the best. I had total knee replacement 6 months ago and the only regret is that I did not do it sooner. The docs, staff, hospital and rehab folks all worked incredibly well together to make the recovery amazingly short and the results better than my wildest dreams. What is this 60 year old ready for now? Looking at snow boarding equipment!

Peter D.

Evan D. Ellis, M.D.
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2015-07-13T09:45:00+00:00

Peter D.

Thank you Dr. Ellis and staff! You are the best. I had total knee replacement 6 months ago and the only regret is that I did not do it sooner. The docs, staff, hospital and rehab folks all worked incredibly well together to make the recovery amazingly short and the results better than my wildest dreams. What is this 60 year old ready for now? Looking at snow boarding equipment!

Thank you Dr. Ellis and staff!

I tore my ACL on my right knee and had my ACL replaced in January of 2013. Dr. Ellis performed the surgery on my knee and did a wonderful job. After about 10 months of recovery I returned to play ultimate Frisbee. Thank you again!

Sidney C.

Evan D. Ellis, M.D.
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2015-07-13T10:11:36+00:00

Sidney C.

I tore my ACL on my right knee and had my ACL replaced in January of 2013. Dr. Ellis performed the surgery on my knee and did a wonderful job. After about 10 months of recovery I returned to play ultimate Frisbee. Thank you again!

Congratulations Dr. Ellis!

We are so happy to see Doctor Ellis' name on the 2015 Portland's Top Docs list!  Dr. Ellis did my husband's left knee replacement last year and will be doing the right knee next week.  He is an excellent surgeon and a genuinely wonderful person.  He always answers your questions thoroughly and makes you feel as if you are in good hands.  Congratulations Dr. Ellis on this outstanding achievement!

Apryl and Robert G.

Evan D. Ellis, M.D.
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2015-07-13T10:13:24+00:00

Apryl and Robert G.

We are so happy to see Doctor Ellis' name on the 2015 Portland's Top Docs list!  Dr. Ellis did my husband's left knee replacement last year and will be doing the right knee next week.  He is an excellent surgeon and a genuinely wonderful person.  He always answers your questions thoroughly and makes you feel as if you are in good hands.  Congratulations Dr. Ellis on this outstanding achievement!

Dr. Ellis is Personable and Efficient

Dr. Ellis did not try to push surgery like some docs would. He gave me a shot of cortisone and after a couple of weeks it reduced my pain. He is personable, knowledgable, and efficient. I will go back when needed in the future.

Barry P.

Evan D. Ellis, M.D.
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2015-09-17T12:30:28+00:00

Barry P.

Dr. Ellis did not try to push surgery like some docs would. He gave me a shot of cortisone and after a couple of weeks it reduced my pain. He is personable, knowledgable, and efficient. I will go back when needed in the future.

I Couldn’t Ask for a Better Team to Help Manage My Mobility Issues

I have seen both Dr. Ellis for knee issues and Dr. Crary for foot/bunion pain - I initially saw Dr. Crary back in 2011 - he was the SEVENTH opinion I got for what seemed like impending bunion surgery - every other Dr. I went to seemed to want to cut into my feet, break bones and insert screws (even though no pain). Not only does Rebound have the most state of the art equipment of any the offices I had visited, Dr. Crary was not quick to say this was the only option - as a matter of fact he told me that unless things were painful it was not appropriate to operate. His analysis was thorough and I felt that he had reasonable evidence with the more current equipment to make a statement that made sense, contrary to others. I really felt like he was a straight shooter and gave me the treatment plans best for me, not for the Rebound Office bottom line.

I recently had to go in to see Dr. Ellis for knee issues and again Dr. Crary for some additional foot issues -here it is four years later an both Drs. seem to know more than most I have experienced. Both Drs. I believe have either played basketball or another sport so I feel like they can relate and empathize with my issues. In addition, the physical therapy unit is right there at the offices, which tells me there is added synergy among the staff to ensure the best care for patients - I was impressed! I feel like I am in the best of hands with the best equipment for analysis and the best doctors - I couldn't ask for a better team to help manage my mobility issues (and with honest answers)- I am thankful to have them as a resource and would highly recommend to anyone.

Lisa A.

Evan D. Ellis, M.D.
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2015-09-18T09:27:31+00:00

Lisa A.

I have seen both Dr. Ellis for knee issues and Dr. Crary for foot/bunion pain - I initially saw Dr. Crary back in 2011 - he was the SEVENTH opinion I got for what seemed like impending bunion surgery - every other Dr. I went to seemed to want to cut into my feet, break bones and insert screws (even though no pain). Not only does Rebound have the most state of the art equipment of any the offices I had visited, Dr. Crary was not quick to say this was the only option - as a matter of fact he told me that unless things were painful it was not appropriate to operate. His analysis was thorough and I felt that he had reasonable evidence with the more current equipment to make a statement that made sense, contrary to others. I really felt like he was a straight shooter and gave me the treatment plans best for me, not for the Rebound Office bottom line. I recently had to go in to see Dr. Ellis for knee issues and again Dr. Crary for some additional foot issues -here it is four years later an both Drs. seem to know more than most I have experienced. Both Drs. I believe have either played basketball or another sport so I feel like they can relate and empathize with my issues. In addition, the physical therapy unit is right there at the offices, which tells me there is added synergy among the staff to ensure the best care for patients - I was impressed! I feel like I am in the best of hands with the best equipment for analysis and the best doctors - I couldn't ask for a better team to help manage my mobility issues (and with honest answers)-...

Highly Recommend Dr. Ellis

I injured my knee skiing and contacted Rebound because of my positive experience with Rebound's Dr. Kohl when I broke my wrist two years ago.

Dr. Evan Ellis took care of my knee. I highly recommend him. He is very thorough, caring and approachable. He takes the time to explain and answer questions. I was also very impressed with his team - doctors, receptionists, MRI technician, schedulers, anesthesiologist, nurses. My office visits and surgery experience were nothing but positive. Super impressed with everyone I interacted with. I also appreciated the strict protocols which reassured me that they do the utmost to ensure patient health and safety and that they really do care. Thanks for taking care of me.

Jennifer N.

Evan D. Ellis, M.D.
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2016-05-10T09:50:39+00:00

Jennifer N.

I injured my knee skiing and contacted Rebound because of my positive experience with Rebound's Dr. Kohl when I broke my wrist two years ago. Dr. Evan Ellis took care of my knee. I highly recommend him. He is very thorough, caring and approachable. He takes the time to explain and answer questions. I was also very impressed with his team - doctors, receptionists, MRI technician, schedulers, anesthesiologist, nurses. My office visits and surgery experience were nothing but positive. Super impressed with everyone I interacted with. I also appreciated the strict protocols which reassured me that they do the utmost to ensure patient health and safety and that they really do care. Thanks for taking care of me.

Excellent Experience with Dr. Ellis

Dr. Ellis did an excellent job. Treated me like a real person not just another patient.

Gary S.

Evan D. Ellis, M.D.
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2016-05-13T07:51:41+00:00

Gary S.

Dr. Ellis did an excellent job. Treated me like a real person not just another patient.
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