Elspeth (Ellie) Bittle, MD

Dr. Ellie Bittle is driven to lead an international program for children with HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease. Her focus is on expanding access to evidence-based clinical care for young people with those life-threatening conditions.

Dr. Bittle earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth.  She earned her Doctor of Medicine from St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George’s, Grenada (2018), and completed her pediatric residency at Texas Tech University in Amarillo, TX (2021). 

 She currently works as an infectious diseases clinical fellow at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. In that role, Dr. Bittle divides her time between research and clinical consultation.

“Ideally, medical education and development of clinical treatment protocols are rooted in scientific evidence provided by clinical investigations. The master’s program in Clinical Investigations provides the foundation necessary to better bridge the implementation gap to advance clinical care. With improved ability to transport the science behind medicine to the clinical bedside comes more and better opportunities to educate, implement, and effect change for patients.” 

Pediatric Residency
- Texas Tech University, Amarillo, Texas (2021)
MD - St. George's University School of Medicine, St. George's Grenada (2018)