Michael A. Ellis DO
Michael A. Ellis, DO, was born and raised in Vero Beach, FL. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia. He is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and expert in treating Autism Spectrum Disorder. He seeks to educate the parents of children with ASD to help both the parents and the children navigate the medical and lifestyle challenges on this life-long journey. He has a wife and 3 children and the oldest child, currently 13 years old, has autism spectrum disorder.
Dr. Ellis is an advocate for those with special needs and autism. He serves on the Lifelong Learning Committee for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is also Secretary and Treasurer for the Georgia Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and serves as an advocacy liaison. Dr. Ellis has recently published a book with Oxford University Press for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, called Caring for Autism: Practical Advice from a Parent and Physician. He has written a chapter on autism for the book called Pediatric Psychiatry for Primary Care Physicians: A Clinician’s Guide.
He is dedicated to teaching medical students about psychiatry and autism spectrum disorder. As such, he is Clinical Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Georgia as well as Mercer University College of Medicine. He is Clinical Associate Professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia Campus.
He lives in Columbus, Georgia and works at St Francis Hospital and The Bradley Center.