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Erin D. Ellis, MD

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
I see my role as an educator, discussing each patients medical problems in detail. I work with the patient to formulate a treatment plan. I would describe my practice style as very "interactive.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medical School
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
University of Chicago Medical Center, IL
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal mammogram
  • aromatase inhibitor
  • breast cancer
  • breast cancer chemotherapy
  • breast cancer follow up
  • breast cancer genetics
  • breast cancer genomics
  • cancer
  • cancer chemotherapy
  • cancer during pregnancy
  • cancer genomics
  • cancer survivorship
  • carcinoma in situ of breast
  • dysplasia of breast
  • egfr mutation
  • endocrine complications of cancer therapy
  • er positive breast cancer
  • family history of breast cancer
  • genetic counseling
  • herceptin
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • male breast cancer
  • mammogram
  • metastatic breast cancer
  • microcalcifications
  • plasma cell dyscrasia
  • pulmonary metastases
  • radiation treatment for breast cancer
  • sentinel node biopsy
  • teratogen exposure
  • unknown primary cancer


Dr. Erin Ellis is the lead investigator for the following clinical trials currently available at the Swedish Cancer Institute:

I-SPY 2 Trial (Investigation of Serial Studies to Predict Your Therapeutic Response with Imaging And moLecular Analysis 2)

A Randomized Phase 2 Study of the Efficacy and Tolerability of Veliparib in Combination with Temozolomide or Veliparib in Combination with Carboplatin and Paclitaxel Versus Placebo Plus Carboplatin and Paclitaxel in Subjects with BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation and Metastatic Breast Cancer



WI Bensinger, KS Schiffman, L Holmberg, FR Appelbaum, R Maziarz, P Montgomery, E Elllis, S Rivkin, P Weiden, et al. High-dose busulfan, melphalan, thiotepa, and peripheral blood stem cell infusion for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. Bone Marrow Transplanation, 1997.

Golom HM and Ellis E. Treatment options for hairy cell leukemia. Seminars in Oncology, 18: 7-11, 1991.

Ellis ED, Williams, SF and Golomb HM. Current advances and guidelines in therapy. In benign and malignant lymphadenopathies: A Guide to Clinical and Laboratory Diagosis, edited by GA Pangalis and A Polliak.

Moormeier JA, Williams SF, Kaminer LS, Ellis ED, Garner M, Farah, Weichselbaum RR, and Bitran JD. Autologous bone marrow transplantation followed by involved field radiotherapy in aptients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin’s disease. Leukemia and Lymphoma.

Ellis ED, Williams, SF, moormeier JA, Mainer LS, and Bitran JD. A phase I-II study of high dose cyclophosphamide, thiotepa and escalating doses of mitoxantrone with autologous stem cell rescue in patients with refractory malignancies. Bone Marrow Transplatnation, 6: 439-442, 1990.

Ellis ED, Moormeier JA and Golomb HM. The treatment of hairy cell leukemia; a review. Leukemia and Lymphoma, 1: 77-85, 1990.

Le Beau MM, Bitter MA, Larson RA, Doane LA, Ellis ED, Franklin WA, Rubin CM, Kadin ME and Varidman JW. The t(2;5)(p23;q35): A recurring chromosomal abnormality in Ki-1 positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Leukemia, 3: 866-870, 1989.


Ellis E, Vokes E, Hoffman P, Krishnasamy S, Gradishar W, English C, Ferguson M, Haraf D, Bitran J and Golomb H. A phase II study of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and concomitant chemoradiotherapy for stage III lung cancer. Proceedings of ASCO, 1991.

Bitran JD, Vokes EE, Hoffman PC, Ellis ED, Gradishar W and Golomb HM. Combines modality therapy for stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Third International Congress on Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy, February 6-9, 1991.

Ellis ED, Williams SF, Moormeier JA, Bitran JD and Ratain MJ. A phase I study of high dose amonafide with autologous bone marrow rescue (ABMR). American Federation for Clinical Research, Midwest Section, November 1, 1990.

Ellis E, Moormeier J, Williams S, Kaminer L, Mick R, Bitran J. A phase II study of mitoxantrone, vincristine, and 5-fluorouracil with leucovorin (MVFL) as induction chemotherapy in women with stage IV breast cancer. 13th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, November 2-3, 1990.

Ellis E, Moormeier J, Kaminer L, Mick R, Williams S and Bitran J. A phase I-II study of high dose cyclophosphamide, thiotepa and mitoxantrone (CTM) in autologous bone marrow reinfusion (ABMR) in patients with refractory malignancies. Proceedings of ASCO, 9: 17, 1990.


The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (201 Ratings, 31 Comments)


Dr. Ellis has been an amazing doctor. She is brilliant, well-informed as to all medicines and procedures, is very caring and has seen me through treatment for breast cancer and a brain tumor. I could not have asked for better care or caring!!!

I have been seeing Dr Ellis for almost 20 years, she has always given excellent care.

dr ellis has continued to be part of my care team. she is very friendly and always remembers what last we talked of. I have the utmost confidence in her.

Dr. Ellis is approachable, calm, and a true resource. I have enormous confidence in her as a practitioner.

Dr. Erin Ellis has been oncologist since yr. 2000, with my 1st breast cancer. I have always received excellent care. I would recommend her to anyone.

I have complete confidence in Dr. Ellis. I'm in breast cancer remission and appreciate her monitoring my health. I think the world of her and her staff.

Despite running late, I did not feel at all rushed by Dr Ellis.

I have been pleased to recommend Dr. Ellis to others.

Really like my doctor, but sometimes feel she omits a lot of important info so I don't worry. I would rather be told everything.

Dr Ellis is amazing!

Dr. Ellis is fantastic! Always answers my questions thoughtfully and never seems rushed. I feel I can ask all the questions I have and not worry about the time it takes.

All good!

Dr. Ellis is a caring provider that does the best possible job caring for my health condition.

my provider would spend more time with her patients if she could. too many to see in one day

I very much value Dr Ellis for her skill as a doctor but also for her kindness as a person.

Dr. Erin Ellis is the best of the best.

I have already recommended this provider to others and I will continue to do so.

I have total confidence in my provider. Dr. Ellis, and I find her expertise to be very helpful.

I think Erin Ellis is a super provider of health care, who surrounds herself with competent staff, who I see between visits with her, as my oncologist. She has never failed me in any way and I have complete trust in her.

Being [...] with stage four [...] cancer posed some unique challenges but everyone responded with grace and compassion.

[...] I have recommended Dr. Ellis to others. I always felt I was in excellent hands.

Dr Ellis consistently answers my questions and concerns! I sent a msg after my appt with a follow up question and she CALLED me back the same afternoon!!!!WOW what great service. I count on her to keep up on the very latest cancer treatment protocols and I trust her unconditionally with my life. She has been my Oncologist since 1999 through both breast cancer and [...] lymphoma treatments. I am alive and thriving today because of her excellent care!

Helped set up next appointment - Put my worries at ease.

Dr. Ellis is very caring & shows concern for her patients. Very dedicated to her work.

Dr. ELLIS is always knowlwdgeable, compassionate, & willing to find answers when needed.

Dr. Ellis is an excellent doctor.

Dr. Ellis has always been very kind and compassionate. She has provided all the time I needed at each visit and has given me adequate opportunity to ask any questions and has answered my questions in a way that I understand. I have the utmost confidence in the care she has provided.

My problem is complicated and there simply are no easy answers. Dr. Ellis is thoughtful about my questions/concerns about the fact that there are risks and concerns regardless of the path we take.

First of all, starting cancer treatment was great. I thought, and my family thought this was great idea because of you are the doctor, and told us that you have 40 plus years of experience. I am having side effects from treatment, but you said, " my 40 plus years of experience, I never seen side effect that you have. Maybe something's wrong with your body." Really? I don't know what to say.

I just feel we not connect very well. I was with Dr [...] for so long I guess I was just use to him and how he does things. I am sure she is a great Dr, but she is just not for me. [...]

[...] Dr. Ellis is the best!
True Family Women's Cancer Center - 5th Floor
1221 Madison Street Floor 5
Seattle, WA 98104
206-991-2378, 206-215-6401
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill