Cancer Exercise Training Institute Welcomes Dr. Robert Ellis DO, PhD to our Advisory Board
Dr. Robert Ellis DO, PhD located to the Northwest after an Army career of 22 years. He is a second-generation osteopathic oncologist and holds a PhD in microbiology with a specialty in molecular immunology. He is trained and board certified in medical oncology, osteopathic medicine, and integrative medicine. He is a professionally trained plant based chef in addition to training in culinary medicine.He has always been interested in the role of lifestyle factors in the prevention and treatment of disease. While on active duty, he secured funding and was awarded a national research award for his work on the training impact of smoking on army basic trainees at Fort Bliss. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. There he is co-founder and physician lead in the development of the Lifestyle medicine curriculum and longitudinal track. He serves as a member of the Tulane Consortium of Culinary Medicine.
His current position is physician director of the Longview-Kelso Medical Oncology office and medical director of the Integrative Oncology Program of Northwest Permanente Medical Group.
His personal lifestyle interests include, plant based cooking, mindfulness, and running.