Matthew J. Ellis, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine & Surgery (Nephrology & Abdominal Transplant) & the Medical Director of Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation at Duke University. Originally from New Mexico, Dr. Ellis has been in North Carolina for almost 20 years. At Duke, he provides clinical & administrative oversight to the transplant program, including the inpatient & outpatient clinical practice (care for patients pre, peri & post transplant), the administrative support for day to day operations & for long term planning, & all QAPI programs related to pre, peri & post operative outcomes. In this position, he is intimately familiar with the CKD, ESRD & transplant patient populations in North Carolina & the transplant population at Duke. Dr. Ellis is on the steering committee for the Duke University Abdominal Transplant Repository, where approximately 80% of kidney transplant recipients have longitudinally collected & stored samples, including serum, urine, tissue & peripheral blood mononuclear cells for current & future research projects. Currently funded projects utilizing these samples include an NIH-funded BK & CMV immunity study in which Dr. Ellis is a study advisor. Furthermore, Dr. Ellis is an active participant in the Southeastern Transplant Coalition & attends the semi annual meetings & work group conference calls; as an extension of this group, Dr. Ellis has experience with collaborative studies, including the Emory run RaDIANT trial. Additionally, Dr. Ellis is actively participating in the TALKs study (PI Ebony Boulware) which is aimed at understanding the impact of several interventions on living donation rates amongst African American recipients.

Matthew J. Ellis, MD

Medical Director of Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation
Assistant Professor of Medicine | Nephrology
Assistant Professor of Surgery | Abdominal Transplant