Dr Elie completed his initial training in Internal Medicine at Suny Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse NY, in USA between 2002 and 2005. He went on to do a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the same institute from 2005 to 2008. While completing his fellowship, Dr Elie worked part-time in the Emergency and Intensive Care Units of VA Hospital, Syracuse NY.
He went on to work in a private practice in Greensburg PA, USA, as consultant in Pulmonology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine from 2008 to 2014. He was a member at large in the medical executive committee at Excela Health Care from 2012 to 2014.
Prior to joining Mediclinic, Dr Elie worked as a consultant in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in another major private hospital in Dubai, during which time he was also Head of the Department of Critical Care.