Cynthia Ellis, MD

Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Cynthia Ellis, MD

Cynthia Ellis, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is the Director of the MMI-LEND Program, the Medical Director of MMI (Nebraska UCEDD), and the Section Chief for Developmental Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and at MMI.

She has over 25 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities, including interdisciplinary clinical practice, teaching and mentorship of graduate students, medical students and residents, and research and publication. Dr. Ellis has a strong history of collaboration across disciplines and professions and has been involved in community partnerships and collaborative networks at the local, state and regional levels, involving health care and education professionals and family advocates. She has served as the medical director for several public school and interdisciplinary community-based programs, and has been appointed to a number of leadership positions on committees, boards, and task forces, including the Nebraska Department of Education's Special Education Advisory Committee. She is active in state advocacy and planning efforts related to children with disabilities and special health care needs.

Dr. Ellis is board certified in Pediatrics, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and medical education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Following a residency in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) in Richmond, VA, she completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children, MCV. Prior to returning back to Nebraska in 1998, Dr. Ellis was a DBPeds faculty in the Virginia LEND Program (1991-1998).