Evan D. Ellis, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty 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 levels. 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, Washington. 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 School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. During his 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 for 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.