Aria DermSpa Dermatology and Aesthetic Center Welcomes Dr. Dana Ellis

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With the addition of Dr. Dana Ellis, Aria DermSpa is now even better equipped to continue to help their Connecticut shoreline patients achieve their ideal appearance.

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Aria DermSpa Dermatology and Aesthetic Center is proud to introduce Dr. Dana Ellis as the newest member of their brilliant medical staff. Originally from Canada, Dr. Ellis is a former Olympic athlete, participating as a pole vaulter at the 2004 games in Athens, Greece. Shortly after, she shifted her focus to medicine, graduating first in her class from Tulane University School of Medicine in 2012. She then worked as a Resident of Dermatology at Tulane Medical Center for three years, serving as Chief Resident in her final year.

While at Tulane, Dr. Ellis was able to study under Dr. Lisa Donofrio, board-certified dermatologist and medical director of Aria DermSpa and The Savin Center in New Haven, CT. Over time, their mentor-mentee relationship blossomed into a professional partnership and lasting friendship. Dr. Ellis shares Dr. Donofrio’s belief in a personalized and comprehensive approach to treating patients, making her a perfect fit at Aria DermSpa.

“Every athlete presents a unique set of physical and physiologic characteristics, as does each patient,” says Dr. Ellis. “A one-size-fits-all approach simply does not work with either endeavor. I relied upon constant monitoring, feedback, and communication as an athlete. I apply the same principals in my practice, with the goal of providing targeted and individualized care for each patient.”

Dr. Ellis is highly trained in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, specializing in hair restoration and Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, treatments. She also has extensive experience diagnosing and treating skin cancer. Dr. Ellis will be seeing patients in Madison, as well as in New Haven, CT at The Savin Center.

Along with Dr. Ellis’s many assets as a dermatologist, she also brings the Madison community her beautiful family. She is joined by her loving husband and fellow Olympic pole vaulter, Russ, and their two children, three-year-old Zoë and one-year-old Landyn.

About Aria DermSpa

Located on the beautiful Connecticut shoreline, Aria DermSpa Dermatology & Aesthetic Center offers the latest in dermatology and cosmetic treatments. Conveniently based within New Haven County in Madison, Aria DermSpa is the premier health and beauty destination along the shoreline.

Aria DermSpa treats each patient with personalized care dependent on their conditions, desires and needs. Under the expertise of Dr. Lisa Donofrio, Aria DermSpa patients will receive the most advanced body contouring and skin rejuvenation treatments performed with state-of-the-art technique for optimal results.

Aria DermSpa strives to provide the best body contouring and skin rejuvenation treatments available to help each patient achieve their desired body and healthy, youthful skin.

About Dr. Lisa Donofrio

Lisa Donofrio, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon practicing in New Haven, Madison, and New Orleans, performing procedures that address the signs of aging. She is internationally renowned as a top expert in liposuction and fat grafting, as well as periorbital rejuvenation with dermal fillers and fat.

Dr. Donofrio is Vice President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. She serves as Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven CT, and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans LA.

Dr. Donofrio frequently lectures on fat transfer, liposuction, fillers, and surgical techniques at the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meetings, as well as regional fillers courses through the country. She is an invited speaker at many international dermatology, plastic surgery, and cosmetic surgery meetings. She has written numerous textbook chapters and an article in peer reviewed journals, and is currently Assistant Editor for The Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, serving as a guest editor for the prestigious “Fillers” issues.

She has been featured in many beauty and health magazines and publications and news outlets, including 20/20, The Wall Street Journal, Connecticut Magazine, The New York Times, Allure, Health, and many others.

More information on Aria DermSpa in Madison, Conn., Dr. Donofrio, and Dr. Dana Ellis may be found at or by calling 203-421-6674.

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