Marty Ellington, M.D., MPH
Chairman of Pediatrics, Lenox Hill Hospital

Marty Ellington, M.D., MPH has been recognized as an Expert Network Distinguished Professional.

Marty Ellington is a distinguished doctor specializing in neonatal and perinatal medicine. Over the course of the last twenty years, he has developed a reputation for himself in the field by providing professional and empathic care to his patients, while also playing an active role in a number of medical organizations.

While pursuing an undergraduate degree in Government and Biology at Georgetown University, Dr. Ellington’s calling to help his fellow man became clear to him. He chose to follow his passion by pursuing training in medicine and public health at University of Michigan. A pediatric residency at the University of California San Francisco, and Fellowship in newborn medicine at Harvard’s Children's Hospital of Boston followed.

I was drawn to the field for two reasons. It was a combination of intellectual curiosity and a desire to help people in my daily work. As my studies went on, I found maternal fetal physiology fascinating, and discovered that I liked the pace of intensive care medicine.

After serving as Director of Newborn Services at Lenox Hill Hospital for five years, Ellington was made permanent chair of the Pediatric Department in 2011. As chair, it is his mission to improve care to newborns by implementing new technological advancements and increasing organizational efficiency.

The overall trend is that medical science and technology has advanced. And, importantly, our organizational abilities have dramatically improved the outcomes of sick newborns. What we can offer to newborns and their families is tremendous and ever-changing. My main focus at this time is being able to really improve the outcome for the newborns. For me, this has been a very exciting mission, and, as you might imagine, incredibly rewarding.


Detailed Career Information

Dr. Marty Ellington is the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Lenox Hill Hospital. Presently, he is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Medical Association, and the American Public Health Association. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

Ellington received his medical degree from Michigan Medical School, and his undergraduate degree in Biology and Government from Georgetown University. He completed his residency at the University of California San Francisco, and his fellowship at Harvard’s Children's Hospital of Boston.