Dr. Chelsey Ellis

Clinical Department Head

Department of Laboratory Medicine

Moncton Area

MD, FRCPC / Specialty: Medical Microbiology

A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Chelsey Ellis received her medical degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax in 2010. She then completed medical microbiology speciality training at the University of Ottawa in 2015. That same year Dr. Ellis joined The Moncton Hospital as a medical microbiologist. In 2022, she became department head of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at The Moncton Hospital.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Ellis keeps busy with raising a young family and enjoying many of the beautiful outdoor areas that New Brunswick has to offer.

  • Bachelor of Science, Dalhousie University, 2006
  • Doctorate of Medicine, Dalhousie University, 2010
  • Medical Microbiology Residency, University of Ottawa, 2010-2015
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Medical Microbiology), 2015

  • Padmore RF, Shier LR, Paliga A, Ellis C, Buyukdere H, Atkins H, Alvarez GG. Importance of the hematology laboratory in infectious disease diagnosis by morphology: Four education case studies.  International Journal of Hematology. 2020 Jun;42 Suppl 1:133-137.
  • MacLaggan TD, Le CP, Iverson KA, Ellis CL, Allard J, Wilcox-Carrier TJ, Smyth DJ. The clinical impact of urinary tract infection management bundle in a tertiary-care teaching hospital.  Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.  2019 Jan;40(1):72-78.
  • Palacios AR, Al Dhufairi FAL, Ellis C, Smyth D, Maze Dit Mieusement L, McGeer A, Mertz D. Resistance Patterns of Enterobacteriaceae in urines are similar in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.  Journal of Hospital Infection.  2018 Aug;99(4):419-421.
  • Ellis C, Misir A, Hui C, Jabbour M, Barrowman N, Langill J, Bowes J, Slinger R. Detection of respiratory viruses and bacteria in children using a twenty-two target reverse-transcription real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) panel.  World Journal of Pediatrics.  2016 May;12(2) 183-189.
  • Ellis C, Chung C, Tijet N, Patel S, Desjardins M, Melano R, Toye B. Oxa-48 type carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Ottawa, Canada.  Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease.  2013 July; 76(3) 399-400.

  • Bacteriology
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Emerging pathogens
  • Process improvement