Dr. James (Jimmy) Ellis is a Medical Oncologist, Hematologist and Palliative Care physician practicing in the Greater New Orleans area. He is a 1982 graduate of LSU Baton Rouge with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. After working for Exxon for four years he entered LSU Medical School in New Orleans. Graduating with Honors in 1991, Dr. Ellis did a Surgery internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Internal Medicine residency at Earl K. Long in Baton Rouge and a Hematology-Medical Oncology fellowship with LSU in New Orleans. He has been in practice since 1998 adding Hospice and Palliative Care services in 2000. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Ellis is an advocate for cancer patients and their families through both philanthropy and health care policy.
Dr. Ellis is a native New Orleanian growing up in Old Jefferson and attending St. Agnes Parochial and Archbishop Rummel High Schools. He is the father of four wonderful daughters. He is active in fitness activities including yoga and Shotokan Karate where he holds the rank of third-degree black belt. Dr. Elis also loves boating and fishing owning a camp in Grand Isle where he spends much of his leisure time.