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Darrel L. Ellis, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine (Dermatology)
Dermatologist

  • Appointments
    615-322-6485
    Physicians: 1-877-936-8422
  • Clinical Trials Information
  • Other Telephone Numbers
    Vanderbilt Dermatology, One Hundred Oaks
    (615) 322-6485

    Office
    615-322-0845
  • Faxes
    Vanderbilt Dermatology, One Hundred Oaks Fax
    (615) 343-3947
    Office Fax
    615-343-3947
  • Addresses
    Clinic
    719 Thompson Lane, Suite 26300
    Nashville, TN 37204

    Vanderbilt Dermatology, One Hundred Oaks
    719 Thompson Lane, Suite 26300
    Nashville, TN 37204-3609
    Website

Profile

Clinical followup and study of familial melanoma and patients at high risk for melanoma. Research on melanocytic malignant transformation genetics, and optics for identification of skin cancers.

Education
  • M.D. - University of Kansas, 1976
  • Residency - University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1983
  • Residency - University of Kansas Medical Center, 1981
  • Internship - University of Kansas Medical Center, 1977
 
Publications
  • Nading MA, Nanney LB, Ellis DL. Pregnancy and estrogen receptor beta expression in a large congenital nevus. Arch Dermatol. 2009 Jun; 145(6): 691-4. PMID: 19528425, PMCID: PMC3860585, PII: 145/6/691, DOI: 10.1001/archdermatol.2009.72, ISSN: 1538-3652.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19528425.
  • Nading MA, Nanney LB, Boyd AS, Ellis DL. Estrogen receptor beta expression in nevi during pregnancy. Exp. Dermatol [print-electronic]. 2008 Jun; 17(6): 489-97. PMID: 18177352, PMCID: PMC2766512, PII: EXD667, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0625.2007.00667.x, ISSN: 1600-0625.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18177352.
  • Lieber CA, Majumder SK, Billheimer D, Ellis DL, Mahadevan-Jansen A. Raman microspectroscopy for skin cancer detection in vitro. J Biomed Opt. 2008 Mar; 13(2): 24013. PMID: 18465976, DOI: 10.1117/1.2899155, ISSN: 1083-3668.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18465976.
  • Keller MD, Kanter EM, Lieber CA, Majumder SK, Hutchings J, Ellis DL, Beaven RB, Stone N, Mahadevan-Jansen A. Detecting temporal and spatial effects of epithelial cancers with Raman spectroscopy. Dis. Markers. 2008; 25(6): 323-37. PMID: 19208950, PMCID: PMC2756505, PII: 36LL6167761L5131, ISSN: 0278-0240.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19208950.
  • Kantrow SM, Boyd AS, Ellis DL, Nanney LB, Richmond A, Shyr Y, Robbins JB. Expression of activated Akt in benign nevi, Spitz nevi and melanomas. J. Cutan. Pathol. 2007 Aug; 34(8): 593-6. PMID: 17640227, PMCID: PMC2665272, PII: CUP675, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0560.2006.00675.x, ISSN: 0303-6987.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17640227.
  • Schmidt AN, Nanney LB, Boyd AS, King LE, Ellis DL. Oestrogen receptor-beta expression in melanocytic lesions. Exp. Dermatol. 2006 Dec; 15(12): 971-80. PMID: 17083364, PII: EXD502, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0625.2006.00502.x, ISSN: 0906-6705.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17083364.
  • Ellis DL, Kozub J, Reinisch L. Controlling thermal damage of incisions using diamond, copper, and sapphire heat-conducting templates with and without cooling. Lasers Surg Med. 2006 Oct; 38(9): 814-23. PMID: 16998914, DOI: 10.1002/lsm.20396, ISSN: 0196-8092.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16998914.
  • Mackanos MA, Kozub JA, Hachey DL, Joos KM, Ellis DL, Jansen ED. The effect of free-electron laser pulse structure on mid-infrared soft-tissue ablation: biological effects. Phys Med Biol [print-electronic]. 2005 Apr 4/21/2005; 50(8): 1885-99. PMID: 15815102, PII: S0031-9155(05)90784-7, DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/50/8/017, ISSN: 0031-9155.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15815102.
  • Robbins JB, Reinisch L, Ellis DL. Wound healing of 6.45-microm free electron laser skin incisions with heat-conducting templates. J Biomed Opt. 2003 Oct; 8(4): 594-600. PMID: 14563196, DOI: 10.1117/1.1609452, ISSN: 1083-3668.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14563196.
  • Spector N, Spector J, Ellis DL, Reinisch L. Reduction in lateral thermal damage using heat-conducting templates: a comparison of continuous wave and pulsed CO2 lasers. Lasers Surg Med. 2003; 32(2): 94-100. PMID: 12561041, DOI: 10.1002/lsm.10109, ISSN: 0196-8092.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12561041.
  • Dhawan P, Singh AB, Ellis DL, Richmond A. Constitutive activation of Akt/protein kinase B in melanoma leads to up-regulation of nuclear factor-kappaB and tumor progression. Cancer Res. 2002 Dec 12/15/2002; 62(24): 7335-42. PMID: 12499277, ISSN: 0008-5472.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12499277.
  • Spector N, Reinisch L, Spector J, Ellis DL. Free-electron laser and heat-conducting templates: a study of reducing cutaneous lateral thermal damage. Lasers Surg Med. 2002; 30(2): 117-22. PMID: 11870790, PII: 10.1002/lsm.10022, ISSN: 0196-8092.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11870790.
  • Chen JS, Shack RB, Reinisch L, Spector N, Zinsser JW, Weisberg NK, Stricklin GP, Ellis DL. A comparison of scar revision with the free electron and carbon dioxide resurfacing lasers. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2001 Oct; 108(5): 1268-75. PMID: 11604630, ISSN: 0032-1052.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11604630.
  • Robbins JB, Reinisch L, Ellis DL. Optimizing free electron laser incisions at 6.45 microm with computer-assisted surgical techniques and the utilization of a heat-conducting template. Lasers Surg Med. 2001; 28(2): 162-7. PMID: 11241525, DOI: 10.1002/lsm.1034, ISSN: 0196-8092.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11241525.
  • Ellis DL, Weisberg NK, Chen JS, Stricklin GP, Reinisch L. Free electron laser infrared wavelength specificity for cutaneous contraction. Lasers Surg Med. 1999; 25(1): 1-7. PMID: 10421880, PII: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-9101(1999)25:1<1::AID-LSM1>3.0.CO;2-W, ISSN: 0196-8092.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10421880.
  • Weisberg NK, Kuo T, Torkian B, Reinisch L, Ellis DL. Optimizing fluence and debridement effects on cutaneous resurfacing carbon dioxide laser surgery. Arch Dermatol. 1998 Oct; 134(10): 1223-8. PMID: 9801677, ISSN: 0003-987X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9801677.
  • Ellis DL. Treatment of telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans with the 585-nm flashlamp-pumped dye laser. Dermatol Surg. 1996 Jan; 22(1): 33-7. PMID: 8556255, PII: 1076051295003886, ISSN: 1076-0512.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8556255.
  • Gardner ES, Reinisch L, Stricklin GP, Ellis DL. In vitro changes in non-facial human skin following CO2 laser resurfacing: a comparison study. Lasers Surg Med. 1996; 19(4): 379-87. PMID: 8982996, PII: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-9101(1996)19:4<379::AID-LSM1>3.0.CO;2-P, DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-9101(1996)19:4<379::AID-LSM1>3.0.CO;2-P, ISSN: 0196-8092.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8982996.
  • Miller JL, Stricklin GP, Fine JD, King LE, Arzubiaga MC, Ellis DL. Remission of severe epidermolysis bullosa acquisita induced by extracorporeal photochemotherapy. Br. J. Dermatol. 1995 Sep; 133(3): 467-71. PMID: 8547007, ISSN: 0007-0963.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8547007.
  • Nanney LB, Coffey RJ, Ellis DL. Expression and distribution of transforming growth factor-alpha within melanocytic lesions. J. Invest. Dermatol. 1994 Nov; 103(5): 707-14. PMID: 7963661, ISSN: 0022-202X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7963661.
  • Ellis DL, Yates RA. Sign of Leser-Trélat. Clin. Dermatol. 1993 Jan; 11(1): 141-8. PMID: 8339189, PII: 0738-081X(93)90111-O, ISSN: 0738-081X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8339189.
  • Ellis DL, King LE, Nanney LB. Increased epidermal growth factor receptors in melanocytic lesions. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 1992 Oct; 27(4): 539-46. PMID: 1383295, ISSN: 0190-9622.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1383295.
  • Nanney LB, Ellis DL, Levine J, King LE. Epidermal growth factor receptors in idiopathic and virally induced skin diseases. Am. J. Pathol. 1992 Apr; 140(4): 915-25. PMID: 1532884, PMCID: PMC1886376, ISSN: 0002-9440.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1532884.
  • Ellis DL. Pregnancy and sex steroid hormone effects on nevi of patients with the dysplastic nevus syndrome. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 1991 Sep; 25(3): 467-82. PMID: 1918487, ISSN: 0190-9622.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1918487.
  • Ellis DL, Nanney LB, King LE. Increased epidermal growth factor receptors in seborrheic keratoses and acrochordons of patients with the dysplastic nevus syndrome. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 1990 Dec; 23(6 Pt 1): 1070-7. PMID: 2148753, ISSN: 0190-9622.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2148753.
  • Ellis DL, Chow JC, King LE. Detection of urinary TGF-alpha by HPLC and western blot in patients with melanoma. J. Invest. Dermatol. 1990 Jul; 95(1): 27-30. PMID: 2195120, ISSN: 0022-202X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2195120.
  • Ellis DL, Danzo BJ. Identification of an androgen receptor in the adult chicken oviduct. J. Steroid Biochem. 1989 Dec; 33(6): 1081-6. PMID: 2615352, ISSN: 0022-4731.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2615352.
  • King LE, Ellis DL, Gates RE, Inman WH, Stoscheck CM, Fava RA, Nanney LB. The role of epidermal growth factor in skin diseases. Am. J. Med. Sci. 1988 Sep; 296(3): 154-8. PMID: 3052058, ISSN: 0002-9629.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3052058.
  • Ellis DL, Kafka SP, Chow JC, Nanney LB, Inman WH, McCadden ME, King LE. Melanoma, growth factors, acanthosis nigricans, the sign of Leser-Trélat, and multiple acrochordons. A possible role for alpha-transforming growth factor in cutaneous paraneoplastic syndromes. N. Engl. J. Med. 1987 Dec 12/17/1987; 317(25): 1582-7. PMID: 2825016, DOI: 10.1056/NEJM198712173172506, ISSN: 0028-4793.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2825016.
  • Kwee DJ, Dufresne RG, Ellis DL. Childhood bullous lichen planus. Pediatr Dermatol. 1987 Dec; 4(4): 325-7. PMID: 3328187, ISSN: 0736-8046.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3328187.