Dr. Rachel Ellis graduated from the US Naval Academy with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2000. Following graduation, she trained as a naval flight officer and went on to fly F/A-18 F Super Hornets at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California as well as for the Naval Air Facility in Atsugi, Japan. She then served as Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor at Naval Air Station Oceana upon being reassigned to the East Coast.
Dr Ellis received her Doctorate of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2012. She went on to complete her Dermatology Residency at McGovern School of Medicine in Houston, TX, after which she again returned to the Hampton Roads area to begin her career as a Dermatologist. She is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
Dr. Ellis resides in Virginia Beach. In her down time, she alongside her husband, and daughter, entertain their beagle pup. Because she enjoys eating, she continually stays fit with yoga and CrossFit.