Adam C. Ellison, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Adam C. Ellison, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

  • Specialty

    General Orthopedics

  • Location


  • Fellowship

    Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
    Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre Fellowship

  • Residency

    Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    Georgetown University Hospital

  • Medical School

    Doctor of Medicine
    Mayo Medical School


Dr. Ellison is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowships in both sports medicine and shoulder & elbow surgery. He focuses on treating patients with shoulder and elbow issues, offering surgical, non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures to help relieve pain and/or recover from injuries. Dr. Ellison also treats knee and hip conditions commonly found in athletes, weekend warriors and anyone with well used joints.

Dr. Ellison earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University. His engineering mind served him well at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Rochester, MN, where his research included work in the Mayo Biomechanics Laboratory comparing different devices used in proximal femoral osteotomies (surgery to correct upper thigh bone alignment) in pediatric patients. He also worked in the Mayo Clinic Tissue Engineering Lab and created 3D scaffolds from a biodegradable polymer for potential use in future bone or joint reconstruction procedures.

Dr. Ellison did his surgical internship at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, completed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC and then went on to complete his two fellowships: Orange County Sports Medicine Fellowship in Irvine, CA, and Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre Fellowship in Melbourne, Australia.

When Dr. Ellison is not putting patients back together, he’s putting woodstrip canoes together or enjoying other woodworking projects, playing basketball, tennis and volleyball, and spending time with his family in the great Alaska outdoors.

  • Special Interests
    • Shoulder
    • Elbow
    • Joint Replacement
    • Sports Medicine
  • Sample Procedures
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
    • Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery
    • Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Total Elbow Replacement
    • Tennis Elbow Treatment
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Total Hip Replacement – including Anterior Approach
    • ACL Reconstruction Surgery
    • Total Knee Replacement

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Ellison was very helpful in discussing my issues, and giving me all the options available to me at this time. I appreciate his candor and not pushing procedures.

– Kim


The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.

OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs), and total joint replacement.

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