Dr. Ellis is a native Texan. He was born in Sherman and raised in Dallas. After graduating from Hillcrest High School, he attended the University of Texas at
Austin and majored in Psychology. He then attended Southern Methodist University School of Law and obtained a law degree (J.D.) in 1977. During his third year of law school, Dr. Ellis recognized his true passion and desire to be a physician and set forth his plan to graduate from law school, take the law licensing exam (“the bar”), and complete the required college courses for medical school. He was accepted into Southwestern Medical School in 1978 and graduated receiving his medical degree in 1982.
Dr. Ellis completed a five year orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of South Florida affiliated hospitals in Tampa, Florida in 1987. He then began his 18 month fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Christine Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dr. Ellis was promoted to senior fellow after nine months with a faculty position at University Hospital. After completing his fellowship in 1989, he joined Lankford Hand Surgery Association at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He served as Chief of the Hand Service at the VA Hospital in Dallas where he worked with the Southwestern orthopaedic residents from 1993 until 2007. He is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical School.…
“One of Texas Top Doctors” 2009, 2010 (Castle Connolly)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2010
Patients Choice Award 2010
Health Grades Honor Roll
Outstanding Faculty Award UT Southwestern, Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002
Patient Reviews for Paul Ellis, MD
May 15, 2012by a Verified Patient
Dr Ellis seems to be a very knowledgeble Dr. I was somewhat disappointed that he will be unable to help my left hand as that is seriously arthritic but he should be able to help the trigger finger that I have in my right hand. He was very kind and professional.
April 4, 2012by Mariana P. (Verified Patient)
He is an excellent doctor. He takes time to explain every detail in a very understandable way and later, he records what he told you using his medical terminology. I really recommend him.
by Candice N.
Office was friendly and warm. Dr. Ellis was also great. Will always call on him for any hand problem.