About Dr. Ellis

Dr. Thomas J. Ellis' practice focuses exclusively on hip pain in the young adult (less than 65 years old), and he has developed expertise in the treatment of hip labral tears, femoroacetabular impingement, hip dysplasia, and hip arthritis. In addition, he has extensive experience treating hip conditions in patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome or Generalized Joint Hypermobility Disorders.

Dr. Wagner portraitEach year Dr. Ellis performs over 200 hip arthroscopies, 70 periacetabular osteotomies for hip dysplasia, and 300 anterior hip replacements. His patient referrals come from Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky and Michigan, and he is recognized as a national expert in the treatment of hip conditions.

His team includes two physician assistants, a physical therapist, and a sports psychologist, providing an integrated care approach for the patient. Our physical therapist is a national leader in hip rehabilitation who has taught nationally/internationally and published on the subject. The team works closely with the patient’s local physical therapist to ensure the best outcome.

Dr. Ellis has an active research program. He is a member of a multicenter research group which is focused on the treatment of hip disorders. As part of his research, all surgical patients are asked to participate in an outcomes research database. This database will collect preoperative and postoperative outcome data with the goal to improve our understanding of various hip conditions and optimize patient outcomes.

Dr. Ellis obtained his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He subsequently completed his orthopedic residency at Texas A&M University. In addition, he has completed fellowship training in total joint arthroplasty and orthopedic trauma. Following this, he completed an AO European travelling fellowship with Professor Reinhold Ganz in Bern Switzerland, as well with Professor Harold Tscherne in Hannover, Germany. Dr Ellis has over 70 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. Additionally, he has been an invited speaker both nationally and internationally.

He enjoys many other activities outside of orthopedic surgery, including spending time with his wife and three children, hunting, fishing, and watersports.

For a more detailed review of the conditions and procedures that Dr. Ellis treats, visit https://www.columbushipsurgeon.com.