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Director of Clinical Services - IWH

Executive Medical Director of MCVP
Governor- Virginia American College of Physicians

Address: PO Box 980304

Office: 9000 Stony Point Parkway

Richmond, VA 23235

Phone:  (804) 628-9666

Associate Professor Internal Medicine and Ob/GYN; Executive Director of Clinical Services, VCU Women's Health Center, Stony Point; Governor, American College of Physicians Virginia  

Dr. Ellis is a full time faculty member at VCU in the Office of Strategic Initiatives. She has been the Medical Director for the Women’s Health Clinic at Stony Point and now oversees all clinics at that outreach facility clinic as well as all hospital based and ancillary services. Dr. Ellis received her MS degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Wisconsin and MD degree from VCU School of Medicine.  She completed a residency at VCU Medical Center in Internal Medicine-Women’s Health. 

She was recruited by Sanford Health University Health System in the Midwest to be the Administrator/Director and founding developer of the Sanford Health Women’s Plaza. At Sanford Health she was the Deputy Director for a demonstration Project for the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health in collaboration with the US Dept. of Health and Human Services.     

Dr. Ellis was appointed the medical student and residency representative for the state of Virginia for the American College of Physicians sitting on the Governor’s Council for five years in Virginia. During this time, two Evergreen awards were awarded to Virginia for projects and conferences she facilitated. The Evergreen award is a prestigious award given by the American College of Physicians to honor the development of new programs which promoted physician involvement.  She was again appointed to the council by the Governor in 2009 and became a fellow of the College at that time. She is currently is in an elected position as the Governor for Virginia of the American College of Physicians and will hold this position until 2016. Dr. Ellis has won a number of awards for Leadership including the Joseph E. Johnson Leadership award, an international award which recognizes qualities that enhance the effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine. As a resident at VCU Medical Center she was the recipient of the Excellence in Leadership award given to a resident that demonstrates leadership at regional and national levels. One of the most meaningful awards given to Dr. Ellis was the Arthur Klein Memorial Award given to a resident at VCU chosen by their peers for their demonstration of compassion and excellence in patient care.

Dr. Ellis is currently the co-chair for the Women’s Health Congress National meeting and Chair of the National Centennial Annual conference for the American College of Physicians in Boston, 2015. She has given numerous invited seminars and lectures on women‘s health topics at the local and national level. She won the Foundations in Clinical Medicine Excellence in teaching award and continues to precept women’s health residents in the outpatient setting in their elective rotations.

Personally, Dr. Ellis’s husband is a dermatopathologist who practices in the Richmond community and also did his residency at VCU and they have two adult sons.  She is an avid archer, gardener, golfer and trained vocalist.






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last updated: September 8, 2014