Dr. Ellis completed his Honours Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Science(Medicine) and medical school training at the University of Manitoba. Afterwards he completed his neurosurgical residency training at the University of Toronto during which time he also completed a fellowship in Concussion Spectrum Disorders with world-leading concussion expert Dr. Charles Tator. Dr. Ellis is the medical director of the Pan Am Concussion Program and holds clinical appointments in the Department of Surgery and Pediatrics and Section of Neurosurgery at the University of Manitoba. He also holds a scientist appointment at the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. His main research interests include the clinical epidemiology and management of pediatric sports-related concussion as well as the advancement of novel neuro-imaging and exercise science assessment tools in concussion. Dr. Ellis lives in Winnipeg with his wife Vanessa and daughter Caladyn.