University of Nebraska Medical Center

Cynthia R. Ellis, MD

Professor, Division of Developmental Medicine
Director of the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s MCH-funded LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities)
Director of the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s ALA (Autism Leadership Academy) Interdisciplinary Training Programs

Cynthia R. Ellis, MD
Dr. Cynthia Ellis is a Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Department of Developmental Medicine at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and has been practicing in the field of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics for over 20 years. Dr. Ellis has extensive clinical, research, and educational experience with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and behavioral/emotional disorders. Her clinical expertise is in the psychopharmacological management of children with developmental disabilities and other behavioral disorders. She has also published extensively in the field. Dr. Ellis has served as the medical director for numerous public school and interdisciplinary community-based programs and as a research consultant in the field of developmental disabilities. She also participates in a number of other leadership positions on committees and boards.

About Dr. Ellis


Medical School
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Children's Medical Center, Medical College of Virginia/VCU, Richmond, Virginia

Virginia Treatment Center for Children, Medical College of Virginia/VCU, Richmond, VA

Research Interests
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Interdisciplinary Training