New UTHSCT family medicine physician joins University Health Clinic

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Nicole Ellison, MD, has joined The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler as an assistant professor of family medicine.

She will see patients at the University Health Clinic, located at 3310 Patriot Drive, near the corner of University Boulevard and Patriot Drive on the campus of the University of Texas at Tyler.

Dr. Ellison, who is board certified in family medicine, has more than a decade of providing health care to adults and children.

She comes to UTHSCT after serving as a physician with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in North Little Rock, Ark., and Dallas.

Dr. Ellison also has been a family medicine physician on the Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville, Ark.; at the Mayport Branch Medical Clinic in Mayport, Fla.; and at the USA Health Clinic in Bamberg, Germany.

She completed her residency in family medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she was honored with the Ciba Geigy Resident Award.

Dr. Ellison received her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. During her four years in medical school, she received the College of Medicine Dean’s Scholarship each year.

Dr. Ellison has a special interest in preventive health, geriatric and adult medicine, and women’s health.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatments, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. With an operating budget of more than $125 million and biomedical research funding that exceeds $10 million annually, UTHSCT has a major economic impact on East Texas. Its two medical residency programs – in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities in East Texas and beyond.

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