Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Post-doctoral training: Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ellner is internationally recognized for his research on tuberculosis and its interactions with HIV infection. He has published more than 250 original articles in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. He was the principal architect of the Uganda-Case Western Reserve University Research Collaboration, which was extended to UNMNJ and is a founding member of the Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa.
Ellner is the principal investigator of the recently awarded Clinical Diagnostics Research Consortium from the NIH which will evaluate investigation TB diagnostics in endemic areas.
Ellner’s accomplishments have been recognized by his election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He received the Squibb Award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America in 1990.
Ellner has served as chair of the Tuberculosis Panel of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program. He was member and chair of bacteriology and mycology-1 study section of the NIH, and a member of the National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council, the Immunology of Mycobacterial Diseases Steering Committee of the World Health Organization, and the Public Health Service Advisory Council for Elimination of Tuberculosis. He received the Northeast Ohio Live, Outstanding Achievement in Health/Medicine Award in 1998 and was named Best Doctor in New York, 2001 by New York magazine and Top Doctor in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly on numerous occasions.
Ellner was co-editor-in-chief of Tuberculosis formerly known as Tubercle and Lung Disease and section editor of the Journal of Immunology and currently serves as executive editor of Clinical and Translational Sciences. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Heiser Program on Tuberculosis and Leprosy and chairs the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Aurum Center for Global Health.