At a glance
• OB/GYN J. Scott Ellis scheduled to join The Memorial Hospital staff in May or June
• Years experience in OB/GYN: 13
• Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
• University of Texas at Dallas: Master's of Business Administration, anticipated 2009
• University of Texas at Dallas school of management, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas: Graduate certificate in healthcare management, June 2007
• Madigan Army Medical Center: obstetrics and gynecology residency, July 1996 through June 1999; internship, July 1995 through June 1996
• Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine: Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, June 1995
• North Texas State University: Baccalaureate of biology/chemistry, May 1986
Craig Dr. J. Scott Ellis, OB/GYN, says Northwest Colorado is his "dream location."
After he and his family of four vacationed in the Flat Tops Wilderness several years ago, "We all dreamt about moving there," he said.
This spring, that dream will be realized.
Ellis is scheduled to sign on with TMH in May or June, said Samantha Johnston, The Memorial Hospital service excellence officer.
"He will be an amazing fit for the community," Johnston said. "In his profession, he stands out as one of the best."
TMH hired Ellis as a full-time staff member. The obstetrician and gynecologist will hold clinic in the Valley Health Center, located in the basement of TMH. He will conduct his surgeries using the hospital's facilities.
"My mission is to provide the best obstetric and gynecologic care for women," Ellis wrote in his resume. "All patients' needs and concerns will be addressed openly and honestly, with care and compassion."
Ellis is a 1995 Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Madigan Army Medical Center in June 1999.
Ellis has held OB/GYN staff positions at hospitals in Texas and Oklahoma and was employed at a private practice in his home state.
Ellis currently practices gynecology, which treats ailments of the female reproductive system, at Texas Plains Women's Center in Pampa, Texas. Ellis owns and operates the clinic.
At TMH, Ellis will also practice obstetrics, a medical science devoted to birth and a field in which he is ready to perform.
"I look forward to doing deliveries again," he said.
Ellis is certified to perform a variety of other procedures, including hysterectomies and Caesarean sections. Minimally invasive surgeries are his main areas of interest, he wrote in his resume.
Ellis' first day at TMH hasn't been scheduled yet, Johnston said, because he is waiting for the state to grant him his license to practice in Colorado. Ellis sent his licensure application to the state last month and anticipates the state to respond in April.
He expects to move to Craig in May, he said, bringing his wife, Connie Sue, and their three children, Cate, Matthew and Laura Leigh.
Once he arrives, he will focus on developing his OB/GYN practice in Moffat County.
Ellis said he is excited to practice medicine in a new location and with new colleagues.
"I'm looking forward to having a new crew : to work with," he said.