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

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

Bio

Dr. Ellenbogen is a professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UW Medicine and attending surgeon at Harborview Medical Center,…

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Patient Care Philosophy

Love the patient more than you hate the disease.

Personal Interests

Sports, gardening, fishing and cooking.

Clinical Interests

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.

Research Interests

Molecular imaging/nanotechnology; CSF physiology and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Education

InstitutionCredentialSpecialtyYear
Brown Medical SchoolMedical education1983
Harvard Medical SchoolResidencyNeurological Surgery
Walter Reed Army Medical CenterInternshipGeneral Surgery

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1983

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery1992
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/
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