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Richard Ellenbogen, M.D., F.A.C.S.

UW Medicine


Dr. Richard Ellenbogen is Professor and Theodore Roberts Endowed Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.  He is an attending neurological surgeon at Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital with research and clinical activities focused on treatment of pediatric and adult brain tumors, trauma surgery, Chiari malformations, minimally invasive endoscopic brain surgery and concussion.  He received his bachelor's degree and M.D. from Brown University and completed his neurological surgery training at The Brigham and Women's Hospital/Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program.

Dr. Ellenbogen is Director of the UW Neurosciences Institute, Director of the Neurological Surgery Residency Program, and Co-Director of the Seattle Sports Concussion Program, a joint program sponsored by Seattle Children's and UW Medicine.  He has published extensively and is actively involved at the national level including as Chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, which is focused on certification of professional practice and resident education. He has also served as President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and as Co-Chair of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Medical Committee.

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