Sioux Valley Clinic Physician Nationally Recognized

Dr. Lisa Ellis with Sioux Valley Clinic-Internal Medicine has recently been recognized with the national Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award.

Dr. Lisa Ellis with Sioux Valley Clinic-Internal Medicine has recently been recognized with the national Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award. The American College of Physicians’ Board of Regents established the award in 2003. The award recognizes Associate Members of the College who have demonstrated qualities that exemplify the College’s mission "to enhance the quality and the effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine."

Dr. Lisa Ellis' involvement with the ACP began as a student at the Medical College of Virginia. She was a driving force in the student internal medicine organization, ACP Club Med. Under her leadership, an array of programs was developed for 1st through 3rd year students to introduce them to the rewards of a career in internal medicine. The ACP Club Med was recognized for those efforts with an international Evergreen Award in 2001. Dr. Ellis served on the Governor's Council, representing the students of Virginia's three medical schools. She also helped organize the Regional Internal Medicine Symposium and Competition, which led to a 2002 Evergreen Award.

Dr. Ellis was then selected to represent the Associates of Virginia on the Governor's Council. She was on the program committee for the 2003 Virginia Chapter Meeting. She was co-director of the Associates' Day Abstract Competition twice. During her final year of Residency, she served as Director of Recruitment on the Governor’s Council.Dr. Ellis a native of Sioux Falls and graduated in Speech Pathology with a BS from USD. She has a Master’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and then went on to administration and teaching in Virginia in the area of swallowing disorders. She completed medical school and residency in Virginia, with a specialty in Women’s Health. This is a combined program utilizing Psychiatry, Gynecology and Internal Medicine training. She is currently a Women’s Health physician with Sioux Valley Clinic-Internal Medicine.