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Dr. Ellis received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky. He then completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the University of Kentucky – Good Samaritan Hospital and a PGY2 specialty residency in hematology/oncology at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Dr. Ellis practices clinical pharmacy at UK’s Markey Cancer Center, primarily focusing on gastrointestinal cancers, genitourinary cancers, and sarcomas. He teaches in the oncology therapeutics curriculum and precepts APPE students, PGY-1 residents, and PGY-2 residents and is the Assistant Residency Program Director of the hematology/oncology specialty residency at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. His research interests include innovative treatments for cancer and optimizing dosing of cancer drugs.

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We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.