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Erin D. Ellis, MD

Medical Oncologist
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, Oncology
  • 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.

4.8 out of 5 (160 Ratings, 22 Comments)


Dr. Ellis is first-rate: caring and thorough and efficient. I have complete confidence in her and feel so lucky to have her as my oncologist.

Dr. Ellis is very professional, through and compassionate.

[...] lack of understanding blindness. I can't read and after re summary, so why make such a fuss about giving it to me, unless they put it in Braille. I need mess in script talk, doctor did follow thru and ordered at the right pharmacy but did not seem to understand that it takes 7 to 10 days to get the prescription in a format I can read. I feel that I am second class to the staff since I am blind and they don't know how to handle me.

Dr. Ellis caught that my MyChart was wrong abt Mammo schedule.I need yearly! so, I scheduled one immediately

I see Dr. Ellis as my oncologist every 6 months. She is excellent.

I am so grateful for Dr. Ellis and all the staff at the Cancer Institute. I have nothing but great experiences with Swedish.

Dr. Ellis is smart communicates well, is very sensible and listened to my AND my husband's concerns.

My only known problem is that nobody officially explains why I didn't get my PET scan in January. But I hear again that they want one this June.

I would never see another oncologist other than Dr Ellis unless I was forced to do so and even then I would go kicking and screaming!

Very knowledgeable and kind.

Dr. Ellis has been a consistent and excellent medical care provider. She has my complete respect and confidence.

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.
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1221 Madison Street Floor 5
Seattle, WA 98104
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