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Michelle C. Ellis, M.D.

  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Considering new patients.


Year began practicing:


  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Provider Type

  • Physician

Board Certified

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery


  • English

Special Procedures

  • congestive heart failure
  • coronary artery bypass graft surgery
  • lobectomy
  • mitral valve repair
  • pneumonectomy
  • repair of thoracic aneurysms
  • thoracoscopy
  • valvular heart surgery
  • video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)

Participating Insurances*

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • BCN Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross PPO & Comm. Blue
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity (formerly PPOM)
  • ConnectCare - Midland Public Schools
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - SC Johnson
  • ConnectCare - Three Rivers Corporation
  • CoventryCares of Michigan
  • HealthPlus Medicare Adv. HMO
  • HealthPlus Medicare Adv. PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Advantage (BCBS)
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • Molina
  • MultiPlan/PHCS
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health MA HMO/PPO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • TriCare for Life
  • TriCare Prime
  • TriCare Standard & Extra
  • US Health and Life

Education & Training


The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, DOCTOR OF MEDICINE


Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, GENERAL SURGERY


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY


GENERAL SURGERY - Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Professional Memberships

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons


I encourage my patients to take an active role in thier health starting with prevention, perioperative care and throughout the recovery phase of their care.


MidMichigan Physicians Group


Michelle Ellis, M.D., is a cardiothoracic surgeon with MidMichigan Physicians Group and is a 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.

As a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Ellis 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 (CABG), valvular heart surgery, thoracic aorta resection and repair, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and arrhythmia surgery.

She is actively involved in quality outcomes research and has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles. Her research has been presented at both regional and national professional meetings.

Philosophy of Care

“I believe in patient-centered care,” said Ellis. “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. Our dedicated team of nurses, therapists, physicians and surgeons aim to provide high quality, compassionate care to each and every patient.” “I am very team focused in my approach toward medicine,” she added. “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.”

Special Interests and Procedures

Dr. Ellis specializes in a wide variety of cardiothoracic procedures including:

• Coronary artery bypass surgery

• Congestive heart failure surgery

• Valve heart surgery, including mitral valve repair

• Repair of thoracic aneurysms



• Thoracoscopy or video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)

In her free time, Dr. Ellis enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.

*Insurance Disclaimer

These are the insurance plans in which this individual is a "participating provider." This provider may accept other insurance, but your costs may be higher if they do not "participate" in your plan.

Address, Phone & Map

Provider's Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 989-488-5410
  • Alternate Phone: 888-868-9977


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Additional Locations