Darrel L. Ellis, M.D.



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Faculty Appointments
Professor of Dermatology
M.D., University of Kansas, Kansas City, KansasB.S., Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Office Address
Vanderbilt Health-100 Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 26300
Nashville, TN 37204
Patil CA, Kirshnamoorthi H, Ellis DL, van Leeuwen TG, Mahadevan-Jansen A. A clinical instrument for combined raman spectroscopy-optical coherence tomography of skin cancers. Lasers Surg Med. 2011 Feb; 43(2): 143-51. PMID: 21384396, PMCID: PMC4014065, DOI: 10.1002/lsm.21041, ISSN: 1096-9101.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kwee DJ, Dufresne RG, Ellis DL. Childhood bullous lichen planus. Pediatr Dermatol. 1987 Dec; 4(4): 325-7. PMID: 3328187, ISSN: 0736-8046.