Ellen was born in New York City and grew up in the surrounding areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley. She then went on to complete the Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005. As a Physician Assistant, she practiced in the fields of Oncology and Urgent Care before coming to work with Dr. Sasse in 2010. Ellen sees patients both in the hospital and in the office and assists with surgery. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking and spending time with her family.