Dr. Justin Ellis joined Skyland Trail as a Psychiatrist in the adult treatment program in April 2022. In this role, Dr. Ellis leads the Cognition and First Episode and the Dual Diagnosis treatment teams.
Dr. Ellis earned his MD at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and his PhD in neuroscience at the University of California San Francisco, which is consistently ranked as one of the top departments in the country. Dr. Ellis then moved to Atlanta for psychiatric residency training at Emory University, where he served as Chief Resident on the Research Track for his final two years. Among other academic interests, Dr. Ellis has published peer-reviewed journal articles on the genetics of schizophrenia in journals such as Biological Psychiatry.
Prior to joining Skyland Trail, Dr. Ellis worked in Grady Hospital’s Achieving Recovery through Resilience, Optimism, and Wellness (ARROW) clinic, a program for young adults experiencing first-episode psychosis, and at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.