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David                          Ellis

David G. Ellis MD

Department of Emergency Medicine

Associate Clinical Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Emergency Medicine

 

Education and Training:
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (PA) School of Medicine (1985)
  • Internship, Emergency Medicine, University Health Center (1983)
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh (PA) School of Medicine (1982)
  • BS, Chemistry, Allegheny College (1977)
Employment:
  • Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Staff Physician, Emergency Medicine, Niagara Falls (NY) Memorial Medical Center (2006-present)
  • Director, Division of Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2004-present)
  • Staff Physician, Emergency Medicine, United Memorial Medical Center (2003-present)
  • Staff Physician, Emergency Medicine, Bertrand-Chafee Hospital (2003-present)
  • Director, Telemedicine Services, Erie County Medical Center (2002-present)
  • Staff Physician, Emergency Medicine, Brooks Memorial Hospital (2000-present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Physician Assistant Program, Daemen College (1996-present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Physician Assistant Prog, D'Youville College (1994-present)
  • Staff Physician, Emergency Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (1991-present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Informatics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2004–2008)
  • Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (1992–2006)
  • Associate Director Emergency Services, Emergency Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (1992–2004)
  • Staff Physician, Emergency Medicine, Millard Fillmore Hospitals, Buffalo (NY); Coastal Emergency Physicians, Inc. (1990–1991)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh (PA), School of Medicine (1988–1990)
  • Assistant Director, Emergency Medicine, Presbyterian-University Hospital (1988–1990)
  • Staff Physician, Emergency Medicine, Ellwood City Hospital (1987–1990)
  • Staff Physician, Emergency Medicine, The Medical Center (1989)
  • Clinical Instructor, University of Pittsburgh (PA) School of Medicine (1987–1988)
  • Acting Medical Director / Department Chair, Emergency Medicine, Fischer-Mangold Emergency Physicians (1987–1988)
  • Staff Physician, Emergency Medicine, East Liverpool (OH) City Hospital; U.S. Public Health Service, National Health Service Corps; Fischer-Mangold Emergency Physicians (1985–1988)
  • Faculty, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania (1985–1987)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Buffalo (NY) Business First "Health Care 50" (2007)
  • Telemedicine Journal and e-Health. Honor: One of 15 international "Success Stories in Telemedicine" (2003)
  • National Association of Counties "Telemedicine Project" County Achievement Award (1995)
  • The Larry Weiss Award for Faculty Teaching, University of Pittsburgh-Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine (1986)
  • The Safar Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine (1985)


Journal Articles:
  • Bashshur RL, Shannon GW, Krupinski EA, Grigsby J, Kvedar JC, Weinstein RS, Sanders JH, Rheuban KS, Nesbitt TS, Alverson DC, Merrell RC, Linkous JD, Ferguson AS, Waters RJ, Stachura ME, Ellis DG, Antoniotti NM, Johnston B, Doarn CR, Yellowlees P, Normandin S, Tracy J. National telemedicine initiatives: essential to healthcare reform. Telemed J E Health. 2009; 15(6).
  • Ellis DG, Mayrose J, Phelan M. Consultation times in emergency telemedicine using realtime videoconferencing. J Telemed Telecare. 2006; 12(6).
  • Ellis DG. Emergency Telehealth: Alive and Well in New York State. Empire State EPIC Emergency Physician's Interim Communique. 2004; 21(3).
  • Mayrose J, Kesavadas T, Chugh K, Joshi D, Ellis DG. Utilization of virtual reality for endotracheal intubation training.. Resuscitation. 2003; 59(1).
  • Ellis DG, Mayrose J. The success of emergency telemedicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Telemed J E Health. 2003; 9(1).
  • Haskins PA, Ellis DG, Mayrose J. Predicted utilization of emergency medical services telemedicine in decreasing ambulance transports. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2002; 6(4).
  • Ellis DG, Lerner EB, Jehle DV, Romano K, Siffring C. A Multi-State Survey of Videotaping Practices for Major Trauma Resuscitations J Emerg Med. 1999; 17(4).
  • Mayrose J, Ellis DG, Barrile J,. Integration of a Roll-About Telemedicine Unit into a Remote Facility Using a Single Transmission Line with Multiple Terminations. IEEE Dual-Use Technologies. 1996; 6.
  • Jehle D., Lerner E.B., Mayrose J., Ellis DG. LCD Projector: The Slide Projector of the Future. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Newsletter. 1996; 8(7).
  • Ellis DG. Risk-taking behavior and EMS. Emergency. 1995; 28(7).
  • Moscati R, Jehle D, Ellis D, Fiorello A, Landi M. Positive Outcome Bias in the Emergency Medicine Literature. Acad Emerg Med. 1994; 1(3).
  • Ellis DG, Verdile V, Heller MB, et al. Medical coverage of a marathon: Establishing guidelines for deployment of personnel and equipment. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 1991.
  • Nelson P, Ellis DG, Fu F, Bloom MD, O‘Malley J. Fluid and electrolyte balance during a cold weather marathon. Am J Sports Med. 1989.
  • Ellis DG, Jakymec A, Kaplan RM, Stewart RD, Freeman JA, Bleyaert A, Berkebile PE. Guided orotracheal intubation in the operating room using a lighted stylet. Anesthesiology. 1986.
  • Ellis DG, Stewart RD, Kaplan RM, et al. Success rates of blind orotracheal intubation using a transillurnination technique with a lighted stylet. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1986.
  • Vollmer TP, Stewart RD, Paris PM, Ellis DG, et al. Use of a lighted stylet for guided orotracheal intubation in the prehospital setting. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1985.
  • Ellis DG, Mayrose J. The success of emergency telemedicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo.. Telemed J E Health. ; 9(1).
  • Haskins PA, Ellis DG, Mayrose J. Predicted utilization of emergency medical services telemedicine in decreasing ambulance transports.. Prehosp Emerg Care. ; 6(4).
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Ellis DG. Rapid Sequence Intubation. 2004.
  • Ellis DG. Rapid Sequence Intubation. 2000.
  • Ellis DG. Diagnostic Testing in Trauma. 1996.
Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:

Presentations:
  • "A Statewide Plan for Burn Emergency Preparedness Incorporating Telehealth Technologie" American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Integrating ER Telemedicine Consultations into an Tertiary Academic Emergency Department" American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Simulation of Tele-Trauma Resuscitations for Rural Emergency Physicians and Emergency Medicine Residents" Innovations in Emergency Medicine Exhibit, SAEM (2007)
  • "Improving the Realism of Endotracheal Intubation Simulation" , ATA (2005)
  • "Determining Specifications for Personal-Level Rapidly Deployable Telehealth Units(RDTUS) for Emergency Assessment" , ATA (2005)
  • "Emergency Telehealth and Emergency Assessment and Risk Management for Correctional Facility Staff" 2004 Correctional Medical and Mental Health Care Symposium (2004)
  • "Emergency Telehealth" Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association (2004)
  • "Emergency Telehealth: The High-Tech Point of Entry into the ER" Innovation and Evaluation 2004 — An International Telehealth Conference (2004)
  • "Telehealth" Western New York Healthcare Association (2004)
  • "Telehealth and Emergency Telehealth" Medical-Dental Staff of Brooks Memorial Hospital (2004)
  • "Using Telehealth to Improve Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness" Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Annual Grantee Meeting (2004)
  • "Emergency Telemedicine: The High Tech Point of Entry Into the Emergency Department and Emergency Department Information Management Systems" NY Chapter ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) (2003)
  • "The Three T's of Rural Health Care: Telecommunication, Telemedicine, and Telehealth" HANYS Rural Health Policy Institute and Educational Symposium, panel presentation, Health Association of New York State (HANYS) (2003)
  • "Emergency Telemedicine Statewide Systems" National Corrections Telemedicine Conference (2002)
  • "Emergency Telemedicine Statewide Systems" National Corrections Telemedicine Conference (2002)
  • "Airway Management Education of EMS Providers Utilizing Interactive Digital Versatile Disc Format (iDVD)" Annual Meeting, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2002)
  • "Emergency Telemedicine Statewide Systems" National Corrections Telemedicine Conference (2001)
  • "A Time Study Emergency Medicine Consultations: Durations Similar to Non-Telemedicine Emergency Department Visits" American College of Emergency Physicians, National Meeting (2001)
  • "Emergency Telemedicine Systems" Tufts University Telemedicine Conference (2001)
  • "Emergency Telemedicine Consultation Time Study" Regional Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Conference (2001)
  • "Wireless Distribution of H.323 (Internet) Videoconferencing in a Trauma Center" Buffalo, NY, USA to Dalian, China Collaboration Conference (2000)
  • "Emergency Telemedicine" Medical College of Georgia Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds (2000)
  • "HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis for Sexual Assault Protocols Roundtable" (2000)
  • "Wireless Distribution of H.323 (Internet) Videoconferencing in a Trauma Center" 2nd Annual International Internet 2 Megaconference (2000)
  • "Ongoing Topics in Emergency Telemedicine" , New York State Department of Correctional Services (2000)
  • "Forming a Regional Coalition for Technology Development Computers and Information Technology" CIT2000 Conference (2000)
  • "Distance Education using 1P/TV streaming video from an 1P multi-point conference" American Telemedicine Association, National Meeting (2000)
  • "Distance Precepting at the Bedside via the Internet Utilizing the H.323 1P Standard" American Telemedicine Association, National Meeting (2000)
  • "Emergency Telemedicine" Western New York Telemedicine Conference (2000)
  • "HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis for Sexual Assault Protocols Roundtable" Satellite Teleconference, New York State Department of Health (2000)
  • "Telemedicine at ECMC" University at Buffalo Distance Learning Presentation (2000)
  • "The Emergency Telemedicine Roll-about: A New Tool For Academic Emergency Departments" Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, National Meeting (2000)
  • "Legal Aspects of Emergency Telemedicine" University at Buffalo Telemedicine Law Seminar (2000)
  • "Emergency Telemedicine" University of Florida, Emergency Telemedicine Grand Rounds (2000)
  • "Evaluation of the Jump Test for Abdominal Pathology" American Academy of Emergency Medicine, National Meeting (2000)
  • "Rural Emergency Telemedicine — Salamanca Experience" American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting (1998)
  • "Emergency Telemedicine" Telemedicine 2000 (1998)
  • "Core Curriculum-Guided Resident and Faculty Education Management Using Bar-Coded Data Entry and A Web-Accessible Database" Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, National Meeting (1998)
  • "Initial Experience with Rural Hospital Emergency Telemedicine Night Coverage Using an On-site RN and Paramedic Team" Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, National Meeting (1998)
  • "Introduction to Emergency Telemedicine" Grand Rounds Albany (NY) Medical Center (1997)
  • "Telemedicine Luncheon with Demonstration" Telemedicine Luncheon, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (1997)
  • "Evaluation of a personal Computer-Based Telemedicine System for Radiographic Assessment of Emergency Medical Conditions" , American College of Emergency Physicians (1996)
  • "Implementation of a Personal Computer-based Telemedicine System for Emergency Medicine Consultation to a Short-term Correctional Facility" Spring Congress, American Medical Informatics Association (1996)
  • "Integration of a Roll-About Telemedicine Unit into a Remote Facility Using a Single Transmission Line with Multiple Terminations" FEE Dual-Use Technologies & Applications Conference (1996)
  • "Introduction to Telemedicine: The Telemedicine Examination" Health Informatics: Integrating Resources for Education and Health Care, SUNY at Buffalo (1995)
  • "Multimedia Presentations in Emergency Medicine" Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (1995)
  • "Initial Assessment of a PC Based Emergency Telemedicine System in The Management of Patients at a Short Term Correctional Facility" Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, National Meeting (1995)
  • "Portable fluoroscopy for the evaluation of extremity injuries in the emergency department" Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, National Meeting (1995)
  • "Airway Management - Rapid Sequence Induction/Intubation" Annual Meeting Pennsylvania Chapter ACEP (1991)
  • "Sudden death and marathon running-Case reports and discussion" Biannual Meeting, International Marathon Medical Directors (1990)
  • "Rural vs. Urban Trauma. International Congress on Emergency and Trauma Medicine" (1990)
  • "Quality Assurance in a teaching Emergency Department" Mortality/Morbidity conference and Quality Assurance in a teaching Emergency Department, American College of Emergency Physicians (1990)
  • "Sudden Death and Marathon Running" International Conference on Sports (1990)
  • "Comparison of IV vs. oral rehydration in the post marathon runner" , American College of Sports Medicine (1990)
  • "Medical coverage of a marathon: Establishing guidelines for deployment of personnel and equipment" National Association of EMS Physicians Annual meeting (1988)
  • "Medical coverage of a marathon: Establishing guidelines for deployment of personnel and equipment" American College of Emergency Physicians, Annual Meeting (1988)
  • "Pittsburgh Marathon 1986: The heat controversy" International Marathon Medical Director's Association Annual Meeting (1986)
  • "Management of the Beta-blocker overdose, Case Presentation and discussion" Pittsburgh Conference of Emergency Medicine (1985)
  • "Success rates of orotracheal intubation by transillumination technique using a lighted stylet" University Association of Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting (1985)
  • "Guided orotracheal intubation using a lighted stylet" University Association of Emergency Medicine (1984)
  • "Intubation of a trauma patient with a lighted stylet: Case presentation and discussion" Annual Conference, Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (1984)
  • "Emergency Telemedicine" Department of Informatics Grand Rounds, Columbia-Presbyterian University Hospital
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Service Activities:
  • Operating and Advisory Committees, HEALTHeLINK (WNY Regional Health Information Organization); Member (2008–present)
  • Professional Steering Committee, Great Lakes Healthcare System; Member (2008–present)
  • Pulmonary-Critical Care Subcommittee, Professional Steering Committee, Great Lakes Healthcare System; Chair (2008–present)
  • Research Subcommittee, HEALTHeLINK; Chair (2008–present)
  • Medical-Dental Staff, Erie County Medical Center; Past President (2007–2008)
  • Health-e-Link (WNY Regional Health Information Organization) Advisory Committee; Member (2007–present)
  • Medical Health Informatics Certificate Program University at Buffalo (SUNY); Co-Director (2005–2007)
  • Health Care Information Coordinating Council for Western New York; Member (2005–2006)
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Special Interest Group, American Telemedicine Association; Co-Founder; Member (2005–present)
  • Medical-Dental Staff, Erie County Medical Center; President (2005–present)
  • Upstate New York Professional Health Information Demonstration Project (UNYPHIED); Board of Directors (2005–present)
  • UNYPHIED (Upstate New York Professional Healthcare Information Education and Demonstration Project) Leadership Group; Member (2004–present)
  • Organizing Committee, Center of Excellence for Medical / Health Informatics and Telehealth, SUNY Buffalo; Co-Chair (2004)
  • Disaster Management Committee, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo (NY); Member (2004–present)
  • Executive Committee, ECMCC Board of Managers, Erie County Medical Center Corp., Buffalo (NY); Member (2004–present)
  • New York State Mental Health Regulatory Reform Sub-Committee on Tele-Mental Health; Member (2004–present)
  • Western New York Healthcare Informatics; Member (2004–present)
  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD; Grant Reviewer (2003)
  • Awards Committee of the Board of Directors, American Telemedicine Association; Member (2003–2007)
  • Board of Directors, American Telemedicine Association, Washington, DC.; Member (2003–2007)
  • Homeland Security Committee of the Board of Directors, American Telemedicine Association; Member (2003–2007)
  • Medical-Dental Staff, Erie County Medical Center; President-Elect; Other (2003–2004)
  • Homeland Security Research Committee, University at Buffalo (SUNY); Member (2003)
  • Clinical Informatics Steering Committee, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo (NY); Member (2003–present)
  • Healthcare Information Management Committee, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo (NY); Member (2003–present)
  • Interventional 24x7 Cardiac Care Committee, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo (NY); Member (2003–present)
  • Medical-Dental Staff / Administration Leadership Group, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo (NY); Member (2003–present)
  • Patient Flow Management Committee, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo (NY); Member (2003–present)
  • Practice Management Committee, New York State Chapter American College of Emergency Physicians; Member (2003–present)
  • Search Committee, Dean for the School of Public Health and Health-Related Professions; Member (2002–2003)
  • Telemedicine Committee, New York State Department of Correctional Services; Member (2002–present)
  • Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, Official Journal; Reviewer (2002–present)
  • Medical-Dental Staff, Erie County Medical Center; Treasurer (2001–2002)
  • Library Committee, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo NY; Member (2001–present)
  • Medical Executive Committee, Medical-Dental; Member (2001–present)
  • Western New York Partnership for Regional Internetworking; Co-Founder (2001–present)
  • 21st Century Fund, Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo; Member (2000–present)
  • Erie County Medical Center — Independent Health; Chair (2000–present)
  • Education Committee, Integrated Health Information for Western New York Project, Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems (IAIMS), National; Member (1999–2000)
  • Medical-Dental Staff, Erie County Medical Center; Secretary (1999–2000)
  • Daemen College, Telemedicine Steering Committee; Member (1998–present)
  • Western New York High Performance Network; Member (1998–present)
  • Information Systems Steering Committee, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo (NY); Member (1997–2000)
  • New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, New York (NY); Telemedicine Consultant; Consultant (1997–1998)
  • Volunteer EMS Ambulance Services (10) in Erie County (NY); Medical Director; Director (1997–present)
  • Education Committee, University at Buffalo(SUNY) Residency Program in Emergency Medicine; Member (1996–2005)
  • Computerized Clinical Guidelines Study Group, New York State Department of Health; Member (1996–1998)
  • Education Committee, University at Buffalo(SUNY) Residency Program in Emergency Medicine; Co-Chair (1996–1998)
  • Distance Learning Committee, University at Buffalo (SUNY); Chair (1996–1997)
  • Board of Directors, University Emergency Medical Services, Inc.; Member (1995–2006)
  • University Emergency Medical Services, Inc.; Secretary/Treasurer (1995–2006)
  • Comprehensive Health Education Center Educational Activities Committee, University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Medicine & Biomed.Sci.; Member (1995–1998)
  • Leadership Group, Administration / Medical Staff, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo (NY); Member (1995–1998)
  • Academic Emergency Medicine, Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine; Reviewer (1995–present)
  • Telemedicine / Distance Education Subcommittee, Western New York Health Science Consortium, Buffalo (NY); Chair (1994–1997)
  • Technology Committee, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine; Member (1993–1998)
  • Bed Boarding Committee, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo (NY); Co-Chair (1993–1995)
  • Performance Improvement Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine, Erie County Medical; Chair (1991–2000)
  • Quality Improvement Committee, Medical-Dental Staff, ECMC, Buffalo (NY); Member (1991–present)
  • Moscow International Peace Marathon, Moscow (USSR); Consultant / US Medical Team Coordinator; Consultant (1989–1990)
  • Quality Assurance Committee, Emergency Department, Presbyterian-University Hospital, Pittsburgh (PA); Co-Chair (1988–1990)
  • International Marathon Medical Directors; Secretary/Treasurer (1988–1989)
  • Subcommittee on Heat and Marathon Running, International Marathon Medical Directors Association; Chair (1988–1989)
  • 1988 U.S. Women's Olympic Marathon Trials; Medical Director; Director (1988–present)
  • Medical Coverage of Running Events; Xerox/Allegheny County corporate challenge series, Richard Caliguiri Amyloidosis Charity Run, The Athletic Congress regional track meet, Cystic Fibrosis Stair Climb, Pittsburgh (PA) AORN Charity 5K, Buffalo (NY); Volunteer (1987–1990)
  • Pittsburgh (PA) Marathon; Medical Director; Director (1987–1990)
  • Lifeteam Ambulance Service/Tri-County Ambulance Service, East Liverpool (OH); Medical Director; Director (1987–1988)
  • Southern Columbiana County (OH) EMS Advisory Board; Chair (1986–1988)
  • Pittsburgh (PA) Marathon; Associate Medical Director; Other (1985–1986)
  • Advanced Pre-Hospital Life Support, Part II, Center for Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; Course Director July 3-19; Director (1984)
  • Washington Hospital, Washington (PA); Volunteer (1977)

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Erie County Medical Center

Phone: (716) 898-5230
Email: dellis@buffalo.edu

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