Tovah Ellman, MD

Emergency Medicine

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Get to Know Me

I was eager to work at an institution like Nemours for the opportunity to teach medical students and residents, our physicians of the future. I’ve wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember, and I always wanted to treat kids. Children are truly in the moment, even during an emergency. My job is to provide care and reduce their stress.

Why I Treat Children

Kids are fun, happy and resilient. They tend to respond well to treatment, which is very satisfying for their caregivers! I like that kids seldom hold a grudge. Even if I have to do a procedure or give them a shot, they’ll typically high-five me when it’s over.

What I'm Passionate About

No one plans to visit the Emergency Department, so the idea of being there for children and families when they really need help is a big reason I enjoy coming to work each day. I would be happiest if my patients never got hurt or sick in the first place, which is why I try to encourage safety and prevention at each visit.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I try hard to make stressful situations less scary for patients and families. Because children tend to play outside year-round here in Florida, we see a lot more injuries. My goal is to offer great care with a minimum of delay and drama.

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Orlando Health Program Emergency Medicine, 2013
  • Pediatrics - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 2010

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Schneider Childrens Hospital of Long Island Jewish, 2009

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2006

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • English
  • Hebrew