Mark Ellen, M.D., is a sports medicine specialist who cares for patients in the Baltimore metropolitan area. He is an assistant professor in the departments of orthopaedic surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Ellen’s focus is on nonoperative treatment of ligament, muscle, tendon and cartilage conditions such as strains, sprains, tears, bursitis, tendinitis and more. Dr. Ellen works with all athletes regardless of their skill level or the sport they play.
Before joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Ellen served in similar roles at several academic medical centers such as University of Pennsylvania and Emory University he most recently came from the Birmingham VAMC/UAB in Birmingham, Alabama. He is one of four nonsurgeons to successfully complete a sports medicine fellowship at the world-renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. As a former college varsity track and football athlete, Dr. Ellen enjoys helping other athletes reach their potential while minimizing injuries.
During his long career in sports medicine, Dr. Ellen has been a consultant for Division 1 college teams and professional and Olympic athletes, as well as numerous ballet and theatre companies. He has served as team physician for University of Pennsylvania and Emory University intercollegiate athletics including the Penn Relays.
During more than 25 years of practice, Dr. Ellen has been actively involved with numerous academic committees aiming to improve education, clinical guidelines, patient care and other aspects of sports medicine. Most recently, he has co-authored the American Medical Society for Sport Medicine’s current teaching guidelines for residents and fellows, clinical practice guidelines for ACL injuries and appropriate use criteria for non-arthroplastic care of knee osteoarthtitis.