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Published on August 27, 2014

Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Team Expanded in Midland

Michelle Ellis, MDCardiothoracic Surgeon Michelle Ellis, M.D., has joined MidMichigan Physicians Group as the newest member of the comprehensive heart and vascular team at MidMichigan Health. This team includes cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons, as well as cardiovascular trained nurses. Dr. Ellis’s office is located in Midland at 4011 Orchard Drive, Suite 3004, where she joins Robert Jones, M.D., Beth Sheridan, M.S.N., A.P.R.N.-B.C., and Janet Beattie, M.S.N., F.N.P.-B.C.

Dr. Ellis received her medical degree from University of New Mexico and recently completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As a cardiothoracic surgeon, she specializes in the treatment of conditions and diseases affecting the heart, lungs and the major thoracic blood vessels. She treats a wide variety of conditions, including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, aortic aneurysms and dissections, congestive heart failure and lung cancer.

“Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, followed closely by lung cancer, I wanted to be able to provide a meaningfully contribution toward the care and treatment of these diseases for my patients,” said Dr. Ellis. I felt that based on the impact of these diseases to the overall population, this would be a great place to dedicate my work.”

Dr. Ellis’ clinical interests include coronary artery bypass graft surgery, valvular heart surgery, thoracic aorta resection and repair, video-assisted thoracic surgery and arrhythmia surgery.

She believes strongly in patient-centered care. “I encourage my patients to take an active role in their health starting with prevention, perioperative care and throughout the recovery phase of their care,” said Dr. Ellis. “Our dedicated team of physicians, surgeons, nurses and therapists aims to provide high quality, compassionate care to each and every patient. Providing the best care for my patients requires collaboration and I rely heavily on the nursing staff, physical therapists and occupational therapists to help my patients through their illness and recovery.”

Drs. Ellis and Jones are currently welcoming new patients with a physician referral. Appointments may be made by calling their office at (989) 488-5410. Those who would like more information about Dr. Ellis may visit www.midmichigan.org/ellis.