Joseph W. Ellender IV, MMS, PA-C

Joseph W. Ellender IV, MMS, PA-C

Sports Medicine

Coastal Region

Wilmington – Ashton

Joseph Ellender graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in biology, and earned a Master of Medical Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Prior to joining EmergeOrtho, Joseph gained extensive experience in urgent care and family medicine, covering a range of medical specialties.

Joe is actively involved in evaluating and treating patients of all ages for their orthopedic needs both operatively and non-operatively, specializing in the area of sports medicine as a member of Dr. John O’Malley’s team. He also assists in providing care to the athletic teams of UNCW.


  • Undergraduate Education: Bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
  • Graduate Education: Master of Medical Science Degree, Nova Southeastern University


  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • North Carolina Medical Board Licensed Physician Assistant

Specialties & Services

They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.