This article presents the numerical study of laminar forced convective heat transfer from elliptic cylinders of various axis ratios (AR=0.1, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, and 1.0), angles of attack (AOA=30°, 45° , 60° , and 90°), and Reynolds numbers (Re=50, 100, 150, and 200). Simulations are carried out for both isothermal and isoflux wall boundary conditions. A detailed study of flow field reveals distinct instantaneous and time-averaged flow patterns behind the elliptic cylinder. The effect of flow patterns on isotherms and, thus, on heat transfer, is analyzed in detail. Local and surface averaged Nusselt number (Nu and Nuavg) is computed and their variation due to change in AR, AOA, and Re is studied. It is observed that increasing AR and Re increases Nu avg monotonically, while increasing AOA decreases Nuavg. Finally, correlations are proposed for Nuavg with respect to AR, AOA, and Re with minimum rms error. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.