Specialties and Expertise
Neurological Surgery, Neuro-Oncology, Pediatrics, Pituitary Disorders
Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, Sports Concussion, Sports Spine & Orthopedic Health, UW Medicine Pituitary Program
Neurological Surgery Clinic at Harborview
Sports Concussion Program at Harborview
Neurological Surgery Clinic at UWMC
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union
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Dr. Ellenbogen is a professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UW Medicine and attending surgeon at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s and University of Washington Medical Center. He previously served in the U.S. Army as chief of the Department of Neurosurgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, was deployed with the 18th Airborne Corps during Desert Storm and was awarded a Bronze Star for his service to soldiers with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Dr. Ellenbogen is a principal investigator on an Allen Brain Foundation grant studying the long-term cognitive and health effects of TBI. He is the volunteer co-director of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Medical Committee. In that capacity, he has advocated for health- and safety-related rules changes, sideline concussion diagnosis and management protocols and youth concussion protection laws in all 50 states.
UW Medicine Drs. Stanley Herring and Richard Ellenbogen helped develop "Heads Up" online concussion training.
His author bio page can be found at: http://elsevierauthors.com/richardellenbogen/
Love the patient more than you hate the disease.
Sports, gardening, fishing and cooking.
Pediatric and Adult Brain Tumors (specialty: ventricular tumors, pineal region tumors, posterior fossa tumors, pituitary tumors); craniofacial developmental abnormalities and trauma; Chiari malformations; minimally invasive brain surgery (Neuro-endoscopy); Neuro-trauma surgery; Concussion.
Inpatient; outpatient; operative
Molecular imaging/nanotechnology; CSF physiology and Traumatic Brain Injury.