Dr. Ellis attended college at Stanford University graduating in 1978 with a B.S. in Biology with Honors in Humanities. He graduated from Stanford University Medical School in 1982, then moved to Los Angeles where he completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 1985. He was chosen to be Chief Resident in Internal Medicine, a post which was completed after one year. He pursued training in Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the UCLA Integrated Program in Digestive Diseases and completed his Fellowship in 1988. Since that time he has been in private practice in the Cedars-Sinai/Beverly Hills area. He is married with two children.