Professor John Edward Ellis

  • Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

  • Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA

  • Professor Ellis was born and raised in New York City. He attended the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville CT (where he is a Trustee and chairs Academic Matters), Harvard College (Biochemistry), and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained in Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia, and followed that will fellowship training in Cardiovascular Anesthesia at the University of Chicago and Cornell New York Hospital. He also received training as a Health Studies Scholar under the auspices of the University of Chicago's Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and served as a Core Faculty member in the Program.

  • His clinical expertise has been in cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesia, and has lectured widely nationally and internationally in these areas, as well as on the perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnea. He has organized and produced over 35 continuing medical education (CME) meetings, in the US and abroad. His clinical research interests have included the perioperative management of coronary artery disease in noncardiac surgery, transesophageal echocardiography, and perioperative stress reduction. His research has been funded by the NIH's National Heart Lung Blood Institute, as well as by industry. He has published original articles and reviews in these areas, as well as in the epidemiology of obesity in the elderly, cost-effectiveness of perioperative management of heart disease, and physician decison-making. He has consulted and lectured on the behalf of several pharmaceutical companies in areas related to his clinical and research expertise.

  • He is Vice President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Research Foundation. He has served as Consultant to the FDA Advisory panels on Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs and Special Consultant to the FDA Advisory panels on Cardiorenal Drugs. He is currently Adjunct Professor in Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care in the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.