I met Dr. Ellison 25 years ago when I was diagnosed with a right atrial myxoma. I was fortunate to have Dr. Ellison be the surgeon who removed it. I will be forever grateful for his great skill and kindness. My deepest sympathy to his family.
I was shocked to hear of Lee's death and send my deepest sympathy to Marybeth and the rest of the bereaved family. I felt very close to Lee for any years and admired his great skill as a surgeon and an artist. As a pediatric cardiologist, we shared many patients and I always appreciated his bedside manner and the supportive relationship he was able to build with families. I spent many days, and nights, in the OR with Lee and shall be forever grateful for his surgical skill and his humanity. The world has lost a great human being.
May Lee's memory be a blessing.
My condolences and sympathy to MaryBeth and family in the passing of Dr. Ellison. I was the nurse manager of the Pediatric ICU at Hartford Hospital during the late 1980's when Dr. Ellison began to perform complex cardiac surgeries and advance the pediatric cardiac program forward. I remember his skill and knowledge, his commitment to building the program, his grace and courage, the detailed hand drawings of the surgical correction performed in the medical records of patients, his support to the staff, and his firm compassion and empathy to the families of children, in good times and in sad times. Dr. Ellison was steadfast and true, impacted so many patients and families, and so many of us learned so much from him. The world has lost a great human being. May angels lead you into paradise and may you rest in peace. Linda Keenan
In August of 1992 , my cardiologist , Dr. Steven Horowitz advised me that I needed an aortic valve replacement . He told me that he got me " the best guy in the business " Dr Ellison . Upon meeting him I immediately though that he was a kind , caring individual . I had the surgery and am proud to say that I just had my 72nd birthday . I never thought with my family history that I would be here .I firmly believe it is because of Dr. Ellison that i am here and doing well .My sincerest condolences to his family . May he rest in peace . Some day I hope to thank him in person .
Respectfully , Dave Norige Manchester ct