Ellin Gafford

Ellin Gafford, MD

  • Palliative Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Heart Failure
  • Heart-Lung Transplantation
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • End of Life Care
  • Patient Care Team
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Goals of Care
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Advance Directives
  • Palliative Care
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Hospice Care

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Emory University School of Medicine


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
9/1/1993 - 6/30/1994

Internal Medicine
Riverside Methodist Hospital
7/1/1994 - 6/30/1996

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hospice and Palliative Medicine)

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Palliative Medicine

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Gafford has reported no relationships with companies or entities.