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Ellis Johns, M.D.

Residency: Shenandoah Valley Family Practice Residency

Medical School: Duke University

Special areas of expertise: sports medicine

Bio:

Dr. Johns graduated from Duke University’s school of medicine and is a board-certified family doctor who does everything from obstetrics to end-of-life care. Additionally, Dr. Johns works as a health IT software engineer and data scientist for health systems such as Duke and Valley Health. He has built applications for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, CCRi and North Carolina Medicaid Services (aka. CCNC). He has greater than 15 years of java/scala and .Net application development experience. His doctorate is in medicine, but he also has degrees in chemical engineering (UMCP) and computer/information science (UNC). Dr. Johns trained as a IRTA fellow in the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (LKEM) as well as Duke Medicine’s Informatics Division (NLM). He completed his residency at VCU’s Shenandoah Valley Family Practice Program. His special interests are sports medicine, home-automation/IOT, analytics/data-science, cycling, 3D printing, and outdoor family activities. He is the father of 4 energy-filled children and the husband of the smartest, most beautiful woman ever.