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Dr. Dean Ellis, M.D.

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Dr. Dean Ellis's Bio and Credentials

Dean Ellis, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Ellis received his medical degree in ophthalmology from the University of North Carolina. Since 1998, he has performed over 100,000 LASIK procedures making him one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the Midwest. This level of experience enables him to customize your LASIK procedure to your unique needs.

Dr. Ellis became a part of the LasikPlus  organization in 2006. He has a longstanding interest in eye research and has published journal articles on corneal surgery and computerized corneal mapping. Dr. Ellis is currently a principal investigator in the American-European Congress of Ophthalmology (ACOS) studying the corneal cross-linking procedure for eye disorders such as keratoconus.

He is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has also been recognized by the “Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists” and has received the Physician’s Recognition Award by the American Medical Association.

Dr. Ellis understands that your vision is your most valuable asset and is honored to be your LASIK provider.

Dr. Ellis enjoys the outdoors, traveling, tennis, golf, skiing, and spending time with his family. He also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, the City Union Mission, and the Village Food Bank. He is also a longstanding volunteer with Eyecare America, which is an organization that provides general eye care to the needy.

“It is incredibly rewarding to be able to transform lives every day! Where else can you have such a  tremendous impact on someone’s quality of life? The smiles that we see every day are very gratifying.” – Dean Ellis, M.D.

Dr. Ellis's Education

  • University of Missouri in Columbia, M.D.
  • University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Ophthalmology
  • University of Missouri in Columbia, B.A.

Additional Certifications, Affiliations, & Memberships

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Board Certified
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
  • Voted Most Recognized Physician by the American Medical Association

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