Scott J. Ellis, MD is a fellowship trained, Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon. He finished undergraduate education at Davidson (Davidson, N.C.) in 1996, medical school at the University of Johns Hopkins in 2002, and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the Hospital for Special (HSS) Surgery in New York City in 2007. He stayed at HSS to complete his Fellowship in 2008 and has been on staff practicing ever since, now with an appointment as Professor in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical School.


He currently serves as the Treasurer on the Board for the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), is the past president of the AOFAS Foundation, and has been elected as a member of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). He also serves as the Director of Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Research at HSS and carries out numerous research projects including studying clinical outcomes of flatfoot and bunion surgeries, total ankles, and other related topics. He has a particular interest in clinical outcome measures. He teaches both locally, at national conference, and international events.


Dr. Ellis has served as the guest editor for Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery on several occasions and more recently for Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America. He previously served as an associate editor for Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics (FAO) and the HSS Journal. He currently reviews for FAI, and previously for JBJS, CORR, and Foot and Ankle Specialist. He is currently working as the editor of the Fourth Edition of Master Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery.

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