E. Christopher Ellison, MD

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  • Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations
  • Former Chair, American Board of Surgery
  • Past Secretary, American Surgical Association
  • Chair Advisory Council for General Surgery, American College of Surgeons

I specialize in:

  • General Surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Cancers
  • Bile Duct Cancers
  • Biliary Tract Surgical Procedures
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Carcinoma, Islet Cell
  • and 16 more


I have been practicing surgery for 30 years. As a surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I specialize in diseases of the pancreas. My specific focus is on complex pancreatic disease, and my research interests include studying biologic processes that cause pancreatic disease, including pancreatic cancer and the Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. I am also interested in the future of general surgery. I have co-authored a book about the impending shortage of surgeons and steps we need to take to avoid limitations on access to surgical care. What I enjoy most about working at Ohio State is the expertise that is available here. I relish and continue to practice general surgery in an academic setting. At Ohio State, we are dedicated to improving patients’ lives through innovation and high quality patient-centered care. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, travel and enjoy the outdoors.

More about me:

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery


General Surgery
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/1977 - 6/1/1983

Medical Degree

Medical College of Wisconsin

My Department


The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu