Ellen Fitzpatrick, M.D.

Ellen Patricia Fitzpatrick, M.D.


Orthopaedic Surgery - Trauma


  • Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., 3800 & 1700 (Clinic)
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Fax: 916-703-5074
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

My primary focus is fracture management, applying the latest evidence based techniques tailored to each individual fracture with focus on sound biomechanical principles and careful soft tissue management in order to optimize long term outcomes and patient function.  

I believe in a comprehensive team approach to patient care, working closely with consulting services, physical & occupational therapy, and primary care providers to optimize the patient overall recovery and rehabilitation as well as prevention of future fractures.

Clinical Interests

Clinical interest include polytrauma patients, complex periarticular fracture of the upper and lower extremity, long bone fractures.




M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla CA 2009

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2004

Internship: Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA 2009-2010


Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency, Boston MA 2010-2014


Orthopaedic Trauma, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh PA 2014-2015

Board Certifications

CA Medical Board, License, 2015

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Honors and Awards

Orthopaedic Surgery Chief Resident, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, 2014

Merck Academic Achievement Award, 2010

Select Recent Publications

Fitzpatrick EP, Kwon JY.  “Use of a pointed reduction clamp placed on the distal fibula to ensure proper rotation and anatomic reduction of the syndesmosis: a technique tip.” Foot Ankle Int. 2014 Sep; 35 (9):943-8.