Dr. Catherine Ellis is trained in Sports Medicine. As such, she is uniquely qualified to provide non-operative care to the acutely injured in the office and on the field.

Catherine Ellis, DO

Dr. Ellis has a special interest in nonsurgical orthopedics for patients and athletes throughout their lives. She has experience in the treatment of orthopedic injuries at all ages, interests and ability levels. She is able to provide a full spectrum of orthopedic care including diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, fracture management, minimally invasive procedures for chronic orthopedic and sports injuries and regenerative non-surgical orthopedics.


A graduate of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, she completed her family medicine residency at East Carolina University - Vidant Medical Center in North Carolina. Subsequently, she completed her fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she served as a team physician for the NC Courage and NCFC professional soccer teams, UNC- Chapel Hill varsity sports teams and various high schools in North Carolina. She has published numerous textbook resources, is currently involved in research with UNC, and has lectured nationally on various topics in both family medicine and sports medicine.

A lifelong athlete and former Division I lacrosse player, Dr. Ellis currently enjoys scuba diving, hang gliding, and is currently working towards her pilot license.


Joint injections
Soft tissue hydro dissection
Tendon sheath injection
Peripheral nerve sheath hydro dissection
Platelet-rich plasma
Partial percutaneous tenotomy (TENEX)
Percutaneous fasciotomy


Leadership & Awards

ECU Physicians High Value Care and Quality Committee Member
Brody School of Medicine M1 Continuity Preceptor Program
Vidant Medical Center Root Cause Analysis Charter Member
Society of Teaching of Family Medicine 2021 Resident Teacher Award
NCAA Division 1 Women’s Lacrosse Scholarship

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Patient Reviews

"Dr. Ellis was absolutely phenomenal. I have been struggling with a knee issue that nobody seemed to know how to treat or explain fully to me. She knew exactly what was wrong, explained everything to me in detail and treated me on the spot! I finally have hope I’m going to heal thanks to her. Cannot recommend her enough!" -
Carly H.

"What I appreciated most about this appointment is that Dr. Ellis had a plan, reviewed my chart, and explained the procedures. I received injections in both knees and the pinch she said I would feel is exactly what I felt. No pressure, discomfort, tingling, or numbness. Additionally, she did not use a cooling spray. I'm looking forward to returning and continuing my treatment. I trust her." -
Penelope J.

"Dr. Ellis listened to my concerns and addressed all of them. She explained what treatments would be helpful for me. I highly recommend Dr. Ellis." -
Wilma M.

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