B.S. cum laude, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California
M.D. Degree, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Surgical internship, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
National Heart Institute, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Ophthalmology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
American Board of Ophthalmology,
American College of Eye Surgeons:
Physician and Surgeon:
State license eligible in the 45 states accepting successful completion of all three parts of the examination of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Clinical Investigator for segmental procedure for the reversal of presbyopia.
United States Patent No. 5,376,099 for the under-cutting diamond surgical knife used internationally for enhancing RK effect.
Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu
Presidents Circle U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Endowed and funded the William Ellis Vision Research Prize for Excellence in Vision Research Awarded yearly to a graduating senior, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
18-year member Rotary International. Fellow Elliot Society, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Conducted bioengineering research during senior year at UC Berkeley School of engineering and voted Alumni Scholar during senior year.
Preceptorship in ophthalmic plastic surgery with Dr. Crowell Beard.
Dr. Ellis’ textbook, “Radial Keratotomy and Astigmatism Surgery” has gone through three editions, and the latest edition, “Keratotomy Surgery for Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism,” (323 pages) is used worldwide a basic medical text on this subject.
Chairperson of a one-hour symposium on the “Surgical Correction of Astigmatism” at the Twenty-Sixth International Congress of Ophthalmology, Singapore.
Founder and Director of the Berkeley California Refractive Surgery Course, with an average attendance of thirty or more ophthalmologists from all over the world each year.
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