Senior Associate Dean for Medical Curriculum
Avery K. Ellis, MD ’77, PhD ’79, MBA, is senior associate dean for medical curriculum and associate professor of medicine and physiology. He is responsible for coordinating and implementing all activities pertaining to the medical school’s curriculum, including development, educational research, outcome evaluation and the enhancement of teaching effectiveness.
Prior to assuming this role in April 2008, Ellis served as chief of staff at the Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System and director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program at UB.
A graduate of Cornell University, Ellis received his doctorate in physiology and his medical degree from UB. He completed his medical residency and cardiology fellowship at Stanford University Hospital. In October 1999, he received a master's degree in business administration from Duke University.
Ellis is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association and a member of the American Society of Echocardiography and the New York State Cardiology Society.