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Our new state-of-the-art facility in Merriam, KS will be opening in early September!

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John Ellis MDBoard-Certified: American Board of Otolaryngology


University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas city, MO
Bachelor of Arts, Biology

UMKC School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine

Truman Medical Center - General Surgery
Children’s Mercy Hospital

Mayo Graduate School of Medicine – Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • American Medical Association
  • Metropolitan Medical Association
  • Missouri Medical Association
  • Mayo Alumni Association
  • Independence Chamber of Commerce


1987 Chairman of Surgery, St. Mary’s Hospital - Blue Springs, MO
1989 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
1990 Chairman of Surgery, Independence Regional Health Center- Independence, MO
1992 Chairman of Surgery, Medical Center of Independence- Independence, MO
1993 Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Kansas University School of Medicine
1994-1998      Board of Trustees – Independence Regional Health Center
1995-1997 President of the Medical Staff – Independence Regional Health Cent
2001-2004 Board of Directors – Carondelet Health System
2003 Past President of the Medical Staff and Medical Director of Surgery – St. Mary’s Hospital
2006-2007 Chairman of Surgery, Saint Luke’s East – Lee’s Summit, MO
Present President-Elect St. Luke’s East Medical Staff


  • Dive Medicine Problems
  • Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery


  • St. Mary’s Hospital
    Blue Springs, MO
  • St. Mary’s Surgical Center
    Blue Springs, MO
  • Centerpoint Medical Center
    Independence, MO
  • Centerpoint Ambulatory Surgery Center
    Independence, MO
  • Saint Luke’s East
    Lee’s Summit, MO
  • Saint Luke’s East Surgicenter
    Lee’s Summit, MO


Dr. Ellis’ philosophy is to listen carefully to his patients, provide thorough examinations, order tests judiciously and then explain and teach his patients how to stay healthy.  He enjoys getting to know his patients and their families.  He stays in close communication with the patient’s primary care physicians to coordinate care and minimize duplication of effort for the patient.

Dr. Ellis is accepting new patients and would enjoy getting to know you and help you with any Ear, Nose and Throat concerns.