Dr. Charles N. Ellis Retirement Reception

August 23, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

A retirement reception honoring Charles N. Ellis, MD will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm in the Towsley Center Lobby. Please join us in celebrating Dr. Ellis’s achievements and many years of faculty service at Michigan Medicine.

After attending undergraduate, medical school, and residency training, all at the University of Michigan, Dr. Ellis joined the faculty of the Department of Dermatology in 1981. During his tenure as faculty, Dr. Ellis held numerous leadership positions including associate chair, dermatology residency program director, dermatology service chief, director of clinical research all within the Department of Dermatology; chief of dermatology in the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System; and co-director of the Service Excellence Department in Michigan Medicine.

Dr. Ellis served a central role in the training and development of dermatology residents as residency program director for 30 years. In fundraising, his efforts helped raise three professorships in the Department of Dermatology. Dr. Ellis is recognized as a leader in clinical research, with special expertise in psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. He co-authored seminal works on retinoid therapy of psoriasis and of photo-aged skin; immunomodulatory treatments for psoriasis including the first biologic therapy; and measuring severity of psoriasis (Lattice System Physicians Global Assessment), all of which led to pivotal developments in clinical research and therapeutics in dermatology. In sum, he has published more than 245 peer-reviewed journal articles, 100 abstracts, and 30 book chapters.

Dr. Ellis remains active within the Department of Dermatology, participating in our clinical teaching programs and serving US veterans at the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System.