With more than 23 years alongside Dr. D, Ellen specializes in plastic surgery nursing. She graduated from the State University of New York at Morrisville and earned licenses in six states. She trained in labor and delivery nursing and was an advanced NICU charge nurse for Oneida City Hospital in New York.
After extensive training in neuro ICU nursing, she became a charge nurse at WakeMed Center in North Carolina. Ellen also cared for patients in home healthcare settings.