• Bracing/DME
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Fractures & Trauma
  • Physical Therapy
  • PRP/Stem Cell Injections
  • Sports Injuries
John Ellis Jr, M.DJohn Ellis Jr, M.D.

John Ellis Jr, M.D.Head Orthopaedic Surgeon
University of Louisville Men’s Basketball

Education

  • Undergraduate
    Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisville
  • Medical School
    Medical Degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Surgical Internship
    University of Cincinnati
  • Residency
    University of Cincinnati
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship
    University of Oklahoma

Specialties

  • Anatomical:
    Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip Knee, and Shoulder
  • Treatment:
    Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformities, Arthritis, Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Fractures & Trauma
  • Areas of Specialization:
    General Orthopaedics
    Sports Injuries
    Total Joint Replacements

Professional Memberships

  • Greater Louisville Medical Society
  • Kentucky Medical Association
  • Kentucky Orthopaedic Society

Other Information

Dr Ellis joined the practice in 1983. He has been a team physician with the University of Louisville since 1983, and Head Team orthopaedic physician for the University of Louisville men's basketball team since 2001.

Academic Appointments

1984 - Present
Clinical Instructor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Publications

  • Sports Injuries in the Athlete, Jefferson County Medical Society, Ellis, R.J., Jr., March, 1992
  • Treatment of Long-Standing Non-Union of the Lower Extremity: The Reverse Sliding Bone Graft Principle Combined with Intramedullary Fixation. Ellis, R.J., Jr.: Contemporary Orthopaedics, November, 1982, 23-32.
  • Spontaneous Bilateral Massive Osteolysis of the Femoral Heads; Ellis, R.J., Jr., Orthopaedic Review, March, 1981, 127-130.

Presentations

  • Upper Extremity Injuries, Sports Medicine Symposium, KHSAA, & Course Co-Director, Louisville, KY, June, 1992
  • Orthopaedics for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Lecture Series, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; September, 1989
  • Sports Medicine Symposium, Audubon Medical Center, Louisville, KY; June, 1988
  • Knee Bracing, Protection or Restriction; Sports Medicine Symposium, Audubon Medical Center, Louisville, KY; June, 1986
  • Pre-participation Physical Examination and Record Keeping of Injuries; 8th Annual Football Symposium, Methodist Evangelical Hospital, Louisville, KY; July, 1984
  • Sports Medicine Careers; Teenage Institute, University of Louisville, Shelby Campus, Louisville, KY; May, 1984
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Occupational Medicine Symposium. Methodist Evangelical Hospital, Louisville, KY; November, 1983
  • Conference on Orthopaedics: St. Anthony Hospital, Louisville, KY; November, 1983
  • Conference on Orthopaedics: Methodist Hospital, Louisville, KY; January, 1983
  • Medical Case Presentations: Orthopaedic Department, Methodist Hospital, Louisville, KY. January, 1983
  • A General Overview of Running Injuries: Oklahoma Memorial Hospital, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK; November, 1982
  • Little League Sports, Are They Safe? Booster Club, Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City, OK. September, 1982
  • Reverse Sliding Bone Graft, An Alternative Treatment for Non-Union of the Tibia: Scientific Exhibit, 49th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Cincinnati, OH; January, 1982
  • A General Overview of Running Injuries: Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; December, 1981
  • Osteochondritis Dessicans of the Knee in Children: Orthopaedic Grand Rounds University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; December, 1981
  • An Auxiliary Approach for Recurrent Dislocation of the Shoulder: Scientific Exhibit, 48th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NE; February, 1981
  • Bioelectric Effect on Fracture Healing: Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; October, 1979
  • Louisville
  • Louisville Bats
  • Jefferson County Public Schools Shaping the Future
  • Bellarmine University Athletics - Knights
  • Ellis & Badenhausen Orthopaedics, PSC