Ellen holds a Master’s of science degree in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a licensed Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (or CNS) and joined Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology in 2007. Ellen is also a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) and specializes in treating those with both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes as well as gestational Diabetes and Diabetes during pregnancy. She treats patients with Thyroid disease, bone disease and many other endocrine disorders as well. She speaks Spanish as well having lived in South America as a child and having travelled extensively throughout Central America and Mexico. She is a native Texan but grew up mostly in Maryland. She has been back in Texas since 2001 with no plans to leave as she is big fan of Austin.