Published on March 05, 2019

Essentia Health Welcomes Physician Assistant Ellen Motley

Ellen Motley, Neurosurgery

Physician Assistant Ellen Motley has joined the Neurosurgery Department at the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic in Duluth, Minnesota.

“I chose this opportunity at Essentia Health because I agree with the mission and I wanted to work for an organization that puts the patient's needs first,” says Motley. “I grew up in the area, and I am so happy to be able to serve the community that I have grown to know and love.”

Motley earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

“I have always been fascinated by the neurosciences so I feel like this specialty is a very good fit for me,” explains Motley. “I love the delicacy and precision of spine and brain surgery and I learn something new every day.”

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