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Ellis closes medical practice, to continue as Pardee's chief medical officer

Dr. David Ellis Dr. David Ellis

David Ellis, a gynecologist  and Chief Medical Officer for Pardee UNC Health Care, announced the closing of Pardee Center for Gynecology and his retirement from medical practice, although he will continue to serve as Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for Pardee UNC Health Care.


Ellis spent his entire OB/GYN career of 32 years in Hendersonville. “I have seen some of my patients only for a few months, others for years, and a few for decades. Having them entrust their health to me has been an honor,” Ellis said. “I will miss them all and I want to thank all of them for the happiness that they brought to me throughout my career.”
Born and raised in Tullahoma, Tennessee, Ellis graduated first from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, with degrees in English and Economics. He studied medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He and his family moved to Hendersonville in 1987, where he was a partner with Hendersonville OB/GYN before founding his own practice in 1998. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG) and has held several positions with Pardee UNC Health Care, including medical chief of staff, chairman of the Medical Executive Committee, and sat on the Board of Directors, among others.
In his current role as Chief Medical Officer at Pardee, Dr. Ellis has operational oversight of multiple departments. Some of his duties include coordination of the medical staff activities of the hospital, championing clinical pathways, and ensuring that the viewpoints of all physicians are presented and considered as a part of health system strategic decisions.
Pardee UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, a cancer center, three urgent care locations and five orthopedic clinics. For more information or to find a physician, visit www.pardeehospital.org.