Sam Ellis

Sam Ellis PharmD, BCPS, CDE

Associate Professor
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy


Primary Phone:303-724-2618

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

12850 East Montview Boulevard

Office: V20-1221

Aurora, CO 80045

Clinical/Research Interest:

Practice site: University of Colorado Denver, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC) and University Endocrine Division. The BDC is one of the leading centers in the United States for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. The Adult Clinic oversees the care for over 2000 patients with diabetes. In addition to patient care activities the BDC is recognized nationally for their efforts in clinical research. The University Endocrine Clinic focuses on a team clinic model for providing care to patients with diabetes. Both sites have extensive programs developed in diabetes training/education.

Clinical research and areas of interest: Research areas of interest include experimental and clinical therapeutics, implementation of technology into diabetes management, pharmaceutical care outcomes in diabetes care and the impact of mental health treatment in patients with diabetes.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy, Oregon State University and Oregon Health Sciences University; Joint Degree Awarded (1997) 
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon (1995) 
  • Post-Doctorate Fellowship, Ambulatory Care, University of Colorado Denver (2000)


  • ADA-Colorado Chapter. Currently serving on Leadership Board of Directors 
    Colorado Department of Public Health (currently on diabetes self-management education task force, Served on CCGC committee for creation of Colorado Diabetes Guidelines) 
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (Endocrine & Metabolism PRN Chair, Chair-elect, 2006-2007) 
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators 
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society 
  • Rho Chi Pharmacy Society 
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Fraternity 

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