Ellis A. Tinsley, Jr., MD, FACS


Certification: American Board of Surgery, General and Vascular Surgery
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency: General Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
MD: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
BS: Pre-Medicine, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Fellow: American College of Surgeons (Past President, NC Chapter)

Member: American College of Phlebology, American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of General Surgery, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Society of Vascular Ultrasound, New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society, Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society, American College of Physician Executives, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians

Awards: Best Doctors in North Carolina, North Carolina Business Journal (2003-2014); Voted Best Doctors™ 2014

Leadership Positions: President, Wilmington Surgical Associates; Executive Board, North Carolina Chapter, American College of Surgeons; Reviewer, North Carolina Medical Board; Chairman, Surgery Peer Review Committee, New Hanover Regional Medical Center; North Carolina Medical Society Leadership College; Founding Executive Board, Atlantic Surgicenter; Executive Board, Wilmington Surgcare; Executive Committee, Zimmer Cancer Center Capital Campaign

“I love surgery and medicine. These are two ways in which I reveal God’s love in the world. I use a wide variety of skills and interests to solve a broad array of problems. I am passionate about walking through problems with people and helping them achieve the greatest outcomes possible. I am service-oriented, innovative, and compassionate. I take your care personally, whether that means providing clinical judgment, performing a highly technical procedure or vigorously advocating for you in the healthcare system. I work with a team of incredible individuals to provide high-quality care with understanding and support. We want to exceed your expectations.

“I have been blessed with a phenomenal family, great mentors, outstanding training, and a highly functioning team at WSA. It is my responsibility to use these gifts to improve your healthcare and the world. In addition, I have the passion and energy to advance your care to the highest level. My dad and I have been caring for real people in southeastern North Carolina for a combined 55 years. I focus on access, convenience, and efficiency while delivering the best surgical results. No one wants average healthcare. I am committed to excellence for people who trust me with their care. You matter. I want your life and our world to be improved.” (1 Corinthians 2:4-5)