Dr. Ellingsen is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery, with special emphasis on the shoulder, hip, and knee. He also specializes in total joint replacement surgery, adult joint reconstruction, sports injuries, and general orthopaedics. Dr. Ellingsen began practicing at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists in 1993. After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, Dr. Ellingsen earned his medical degree at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Following medical school, he underwent an orthopaedic surgery internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. While at the same institution, Dr. Ellingsen completed his orthopaedic surgery residency. Dr. Ellingsen is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. When he is not seeing patients for shoulder, hip, knee, sports medicine, joint, or trauma-related injuries, Dr. Ellingsen enjoys bow hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, and spending time with his family. Dr. Ellingsen serves as a team doctor for Lewis and Clark High School.