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Dr. Thomas J. Ellis’ practice focuses exclusively on hip pain in the young adult (60 years of age or younger), and he has developed expertise in the treatment of hip labral tearsfemoroacetabular impingement, hip dysplasia, and hip arthritis. In addition, he has extensive experience treating hip conditions in patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome or Generalized Joint Hypermobility Disorders.

Each year Dr. Ellis performs over 200 hip arthroscopies, 70 periacetabular osteotomies for hip dysplasia, and 300 anterior hip replacements. His patient referrals come from Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky and Michigan, and he is recognized as a national expert in the treatment of hip conditions.

His team includes two physician assistants, a physical therapist, and a sports psychologist, providing an integrated care approach for the patient. Our physical therapist is a national leader in hip rehabilitation who has taught nationally/internationally and published on the subject. The team works closely with the patient’s local physical therapist to ensure the best outcome.

Dr. Ellis has an active research program. He is a member of a multicenter research group which is focused on the treatment of hip disorders. As part of his research, all surgical patients are asked to participate in an outcomes research database. This database will collect preoperative and postoperative outcome data with the goal to improve our understanding of various hip conditions and optimize patient outcomes.

Dr. Ellis obtained his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He subsequently completed his orthopedic residency at Texas A&M University. In addition, he has completed fellowship training in total joint arthroplasty and orthopedic trauma. Following this, he completed an AO European travelling fellowship with Professor Reinhold Ganz in Bern Switzerland, as well with Professor Harold Tscherne in Hannover, Germany. Dr Ellis has over 70 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. Additionally, he has been an invited speaker both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Ellis has received numerous professional awards and is ranked among the top orthopedic surgeons in the country, consistently being voted to the prestigious America’s Best Doctors® lists by his peers.

He enjoys many other activities outside of orthopedic surgery, including spending time with his wife and three children, hunting, fishing and watersports.

Dr. Ellis welcomes patients seeking second opinions and will perform medical record/films reviews. Please contact his office directly at 614-827-8545 for additional information regarding record review.

For a more detailed review of the conditions and procedures that Dr. Ellis treats, you may click here to visit his personal website. You may also click here to view a copy of his full CV.

  • Undergraduate:
    Stanford University
  • Medical School:
    Vanderbilt University
  • Orthopedic Residency:
    Texas A&M University
  • AO Trauma Fellowship:
    John Border Memorial, Bern/CH, Hannover/GER
  • Fellowship:
    Orthopaedic Trauma, Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Fellowship:
    Total Joint Arthoplasty, Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute
  • Board Certification:
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Titles, Honors & Awards
  • Title
    Nationally Recognized Expert in Hip Conditions
  • Awards
    Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2023
  • Best Doctors 2013-2020
  • Outstanding Orthopedics Educator Award, OHSU Hospital 2007
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA)
  • Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Orthopedic Association (AOA)
  • Ohio Orthopedic Society (OOS)
  • Columbus Orthopedic Society (COS)
Research & Teaching
  • Clinical Educator
    Dublin Family Medicine
  • Research
    Reviewer, American Journal of Sports Medicine and Journal of Hip Preservation
  • Sports Medicine Symposium

Care Team

Dana Mickle, PA-C

"There is nothing better than seeing a patient through their recovery journey. I feel honored to do that alongside Dr. Ellis and his team."

Education / Training
  • Otterbein University, BA
  • Baldwin Wallace University, MS, Physician Assistant Studies

Dana graduated from Otterbein in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Studies. She then continued her academic career attending Baldwin Wallace University and graduated in 2018 with a Master’s degree in Medical Science. She is a board-certified physician assistant and joined Dr. Ellis’s team upon graduating.

When not at Orthopedic ONE, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, and their two dogs.


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