Greg Ellis MD

Medical Director

Serving as the Medical Director at Center for Change, Dr. Greg Ellis was born in California, schooled in Utah and attended the University of Utah. He paused early in his university studies to spend two years in Japan learning the language and cultural aspects of the country. He resumed University of Utah studies and, following graduation, he entered medical school at that same site. In both undergraduate and medical school, he participated in leadership positions such as class president and senate representative. Dr. Ellis completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Utah.

Since January 1992, Dr. Ellis has continued a solo private practice, serving older children, young adults and adults. His inpatient hospital practice continued at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute where a faculty position has been maintained since January 1992. Dr. Ellis currently provides consultations and treatment interventions at Center for Change. He continues to participate in a variety of educational opportunities in the community including, but not limited to, regular instructor at the Crisis Intervention Team Academy for the Salt Lake City Police Department, educator-at-large specializing in attention deficit disorder hyperactivity in children and adults and the treatment of refractory, depressive and anxiety disorders as well as the stabilization and treatment of bipolar and other psychotic disorders.

Dr. Ellis currently serves as volunteer faculty for the University of Utah Psychiatry Residency Program and continues to work on site at the University of Utah’s Neuropsychiatric Institute based in Salt Lake City. Outside of work he is actively involved with his family of five children and their leisure interests in various sports and a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, water skiing, camping and mountain biking.