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Consultant Profile

Dr Simon Ellis

Consultant in Acute Medicine and Infectious Diseases and Head of Acute Medicine

Simon studied medicine at Edinburgh University and also gained a BSc in Parasitology and Entomology.

He undertook his postgraduate training in Edinburgh and London before starting his specialty training in infectious diseases and general medicine in the North East of England.

He has experience in managing a wide range of infections including HIV and has worked at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London. He has the diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene as well as diploma in HIV Medicine.

Simon is a specialist in all aspects of general infectious diseases with particular interest in bone and joint infections, HIV, viral hepatitis, fever of unknown origin, travel related infections, Lyme disease and sepsis.

Dr Ellis is currently head of acute medicine, is actively involved in clinical research and is currently the trust lead on a study comparing intravenous and oral antibiotics for bone and joint infections (OVIVA). He also has the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education and actively participates in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training.


Simon holds clinics at Morpeth NHS Centre. Simon Ellis.jpg