Paul R Ellis, MD Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery Open Now

Paul R Ellis, MD

Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
Dallas, TX 75246 (1 other location)
Accepting New Patients Visit Website
(469) 770-0120

Patients’ Perspective

  • Trusted diagnosis
  • Good bedside manner
  • Takes time to answer questions

About Paul R Ellis MD

Paul R Ellis, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Dallas, TX, with another office in Frisco, TX. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery.

Paul Ellis has received the following awards:


Dr. Paul R Ellis has 2 locations

Lankford Hand Surgery Association - Dallas 411 N Washington Ave Ste 7500 Dallas, TX 75246
Lankford Hand Surgery Association - Frisco 5899 Preston Road Bldg 11 Suite 1104 Frisco, TX 75034


Dr. Paul R Ellis has the following 2 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Paul R Ellis has the following 6 areas of expertise

  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Arthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)


3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2015)

    On-Time Doctor Award Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.


40 Years Experience

University of South Florida


Christine Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky


University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School

Graduated in 1982

Dr. Paul R Ellis Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS TX BlueChoice
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Scott and White PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Paul R Ellis

Dr. Paul Ellis is a native Texan. He was born in Sherman and raised in Dallas.

After graduating from Hillcrest High School, he attended the University of Texas at Austin and majored in Psychology. He then attended Southern Methodist University School of Law and obtained a law degree (J.D.) in 1977. 

During his third year of law school, Dr. Ellis realized his true passion and desire to be a physician and set forth his plan to graduate from law school, take the bar exam, and complete the required college courses for medical school at UT Dallas. 

He was accepted into Southwestern Medical School in 1978 and graduated receiving his medical degree in 1982.

Dr. Ellis completed a five-year orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of South Florida affiliated hospitals in Tampa, Florida in 1987. He then began an 18-month fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Christine Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Ellis was promoted to a senior fellow after nine months with a faculty position at University Hospital. After completing his fellowship in 1989, he joined Lankford Hand Surgery Association at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. 

He served as Chief of the Hand Service at the VA Hospital in Dallas where he worked with the Southwestern orthopaedic residents from 1993 until 2007. He is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Ellis enjoys all aspects of upper extremity surgery and has a particular interest in nerve compression syndromes, arthritis, tumors, Dupuytren’s contracture, and tendon reconstruction.

He is a member of the following medical organizations:

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


  • D Magazine Best Doctors 2001-2010; 2012-2019
  • “One of Texas Top Doctors” 2009, 2010 (Castle Connolly)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2010
  • Patients Choice Award 2010
  • Health Grades Honor Roll
  • Outstanding Faculty Award UT Southwestern, Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002