Forrest J. Ellis, M.D.




Dr. Ellis has over 20 years of experience in the fields of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and Ophthalmic Plastics, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery.  Following residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and fellowships at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Ellis moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he served as co-

director of  Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital for 11 years.  He also served on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  He has authored numerous original scientific articles and book chapters in the fields of pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, and ophthalmic plastic surgery. 


He remains active in research and publication, and has served as a course director and / or co-director on many occasions -  teaching techniques in  adult strabismus and in pediatric ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.    Dr. Ellis has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences, including named lectureships and visiting professorships.  He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. He has been listed as a “top doctor” both regionally and nationally.  Dr. Ellis’s areas of  recognized expertise include adult and pediatric strabismus surgery,  correction of congenital and acquired eyelid and orbital abnormalities,  tear duct surgery, and pediatric cataract surgery.  


Dr. Ellis is married with two children. He is an avid sailor, enjoys fly-fishing and competes frequently in triathlons.  




M.D.—Indiana University School of Medicine (honors)


Ophthalmology Residency—Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatric Ophthalmology / Strabismus Fellowship—Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


Ophthalmic Plastic, Orbital, and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship—Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


Board certified—American Board of Ophthalmology

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