Alysa Ellis, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2694

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ellis is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City six-year combined B.A./M.D. program. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and completed her fellowship training in Allergy and Immunology at Washington University. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Allergy Immunology. She is a member of several organizations, including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Ellis has an interest in community asthma education, and is currently working with the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Healthy Kids Express Asthma Van Program. This program travels to several area elementary schools and provides asthma care to an underserved population. It focuses on providing education to the children with asthma and encouraging them to take ownership and control of their disease.


  • BA, University of Missouri-Kansas 2004
  • MD, University of Missouri-Kansas 2005


  • Resident, St. Louis Children's Hospital2005 - 2008
  • Clinical Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine2008 - 2010

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2009 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics
  • 2009 - PresMO, Medical License
  • 2010 - PresAmerican Board of Allergy and Immunology

Honors and Awards

  • Laura L. Backus Award for Excellence in Pediatrics at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine2005
  • American Thoracic Society Innovations in Health Equality Award - Early Career2015 - 2016
  • 2018 American Hospital Association- NOVA Award for Healthy Kids Express Asthma Program2018

Recent Publications view all (6)

  1. Effect of a school-based asthma clinic on asthma outcomes Allergy Asthma Proc. 2019. PMID:31018889 
  2. Oral Challenge Outcomes in Children with Adverse Aminopenicillin Reactivity Annals Allergy Asthma Immunology. 2019. PMID:30641194 
  3. Asthma control and obesity in urban African American children. J Asthma. 2016;1-6. PMID:27753512 
  4. Intraoperative anaphylaxis secondary to intraosseous gelatin administration Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2013;33(5):e58-60. doi:10.1097/BPO.0b013e3182857d88  PMID:PMID: 23752162 
  5. Social perceptions and preferences of youth with asthma. Mo Med. 2006;103(5):553-6. PMID:17133762 
  6. Learning preferences of caregivers of asthmatic children. J Asthma. 2005;42(8):683-7. doi:10.1080/02770900500265157  PMID:16266961 
Last updated: 09/30/2022
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