Dr. Adam Ellison

Dr. Ellison

Dr. Ellison was raised in Boise, ID, situated in the Rocky Mountains. He grew up white water rafting, camping and fly fishing in the summer and skiing in the winter. He started sailing in the lakes of Idaho when he was younger and has since sailed at several exciting ports of call far from his childhood home in Idaho, including racing yachts while he lived in Australia. He developed a love for woodworking as a young child with his grandfather. During medical school, he built a beautiful wood-strip canoe that survived several trips to the boundary waters of Minnesota. He looks forward to new adventures on the pristine lakes of Alaska with his wife and two young boys.

Since completing his residency, Dr. Ellison has continued to expand his knowledge of orthopedic surgery by attending two fellowships. The first, a Sports Medicine fellowship in California, and the second, a Shoulder and Elbow fellowship in Australia. He also had the opportunity to travel to Haiti and help use his skills in orthopedic surgery to treat several of the victims of the massive Earthquake in 2011.

Dr. Ellison is a well-trained orthopedic surgeon that has experience in the latest technologies used in sports injuries as well as shoulder and elbow injuries. Dr. Ellison has special interests in the following areas:

  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement of the Shoulder and Elbow
  • Total Joint Replacement of the Knee and Hip
  • Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Knee and Elbow
  • Sports Injuries
  • ACL Reconstruction and Multiligamentous Knee Injuries
  • Fractures
  • General Orthopedics


  • College (1993-2000): Brigham Young University, BS Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude
  • Medical School (2000-2004): Mayo Clinic Medical School
  • Surgery Internship (2004-2005): Maricopa Medical Center
  • Orthopedic residency (2005-2009): Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship (2009-2010): Kaiser Permanente Orange County
  • Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship (2010-2011): Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre, Australia

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

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