Joshua Ellis is a current medical education fellow in the Emergency Department at BIDMC and Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency at The Mayo Clinic, and graduated medical school from The Howard University College of Medicine. He is originally from Texas and completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston. He is the recipient of the NMQF 40 under 40 in minority health award, The Mayo Clinic Gold Stethoscope Educator of the Year Award, The Mayo Clinic Gold Humanism Award, and The University of Houston Dean's Award. He is a proud member of the LGBT community and also proud of his biracial Mexican American and African American heritage. He is the first in his family to go off for college and the first to start and finish a graduate degree. He attributes this to his passion in undergraduate level education, the advancement of diversity in medical education, and health equity.