Bruce E. Ellerin, MD




ETMC First Physicians


Chief resident, department of radiation oncology, Weill Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, NY
Internship in anesthesiology, internal medicine and pediatrics, University of North Carolina hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Doctor of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Doctoral degree in government (political theory), Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, NY
Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Bachelor of Arts, government, Harvard, MA

Board Certifications:

Board-certified radiation oncologist

Awards & Associations:

Board certification, American Board of Radiology
American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens Outstanding Research Award
Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Law School Yearbook, 1983-1985
Bowdoin Undergraduate English Prize, Harvard University (1980)
Belknap Prize in French Composition, Harvard University (1978)


Bruce Ellerin, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist who has treated a wide variety of malignancies. He believes in collecting all relevant information before deciding on a treatment goal that is acceptable to his medical colleagues and, above all, to the patient. “The patient has to be comfortable with the plan. The patient’s wishes must never be disregarded.”
Dr. Ellerin, who speaks several languages, has practiced medicine in big cities and rural communities, both inside and outside of Texas. He relishes being in East Texas, which provides just the right balance between urban and rural life: The commercial, educational and entertainment offerings of the city are just over an hour away, while the beauty of the East Texas landscape is right here. With family in Dallas and Houston, he finds the location ideal.
The son of two attorneys and a graduate of Harvard Law School, Dr. Ellerin worked briefly as a lawyer before choosing a career in medicine, which he gravitated to because the results were more visible and immediate. He
finds the most rewarding part of his work as a physician to be “the ability to see in real time the outcomes that improve the life expectancy and the quality of life of my patients.”