Clinton Ellingson, M.D.

Clinton Ellingson, M.D.


  • Vitreo-Retinal Surgery

Certified by: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Clinton Ellingson attended the University of Utah and graduated in 2007 with a degree in Biochemistry and then completed his medical degree at Penn State University in 2011. He then performed his medical internship year at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Ellingson completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Kentucky in 2016. As a resident, Clint earned the Charles C. Barr Resident award and was the proud recipient of the Wirtschafter Teaching award by nomination from his co-residents. Clint completed his specialty training in a 2-year vitreoretinal fellowship at the University of Kentucky and Retina Associates of Kentucky in July of 2018.

Dr. Ellingson is actively involved in research and has served as Principle Investigator for several clinical research trials and presented at the 2016 and 2018 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting. He has also presented his research at the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Ellingson is Board Certified and specializes in treatment of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, vascular occlusions, and uveitis conditions. His surgical interests include the repair of retinal detachments, removing persistent floaters, fixing macular holes and macular puckers, and ocular trauma. Dr. Ellingson takes a particular interest in trauma and retinal detachments, noting that each case is unique and he enjoys the challenge of planning the optimal strategy for a successful surgical outcome.

Clint is married and has three children. He and his wife, Katie, are both from small towns in Utah, but after spending 5 years in Kentucky, have fallen in love with the area and the people and wanted to stay in the Midwest. They relocated to the Evansville area and joined Talley Eye Institute on August 1, 2018.  Clint’s outside interests include cycling, rock climbing, rebuilding engines, and keeping honey bees.