Urologist Dr. Ellis receives surgical volunteer award

Nov 18, 2005

George F. Ellis, MD, a urologist from Longwood, FL, and founder and chairman of the Primary Care Access Network (PCAN), was a recipient of the 2005 Surgical Volunteerism Awards, presented by the American College of Surgeons and the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative for selfless efforts as a volunteer surgeon to the medically underserved.

George F. Ellis, MD, a urologist from Longwood, FL, and founder and chairman of the Primary Care Access Network (PCAN), was a recipient of the 2005 Surgical Volunteerism Awards, presented by the American College of Surgeons and the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative for selfless efforts as a volunteer surgeon to the medically underserved.

Through PCAN, a consortium of local government agencies, community health centers, hospitals, and several not-for-profit and faith-based human service agencies in Orange County, FL, Dr. Ellis has been able to establish a solid framework for providing access to medical care services for uninsured patients in the county.

Dr. Ellis is one of the founding faculty and serves as a clinical assistant professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, and holds a weekly free-service clinic where he performs outpatient urology procedures and oversees the medical management of other surgical clinics.

Look for an article on volunteerism in urology in the December issue of Urology Times.