Richard L. Rapport M.D.

 Richard  L. Rapport M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Neurological Surgery


Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences




Richard L. Rapport, M.D., is a board-certified neurosurgeon and an attending physician on the wards and in the neuro intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle.

Dr. Rapport’s clinical interests include epilepsy, speech and language, traumatic brain injury and spinal trauma. He has written over 50 scientific publications concerning the surgical management of epilepsy, anticonvulsant drugs and the localization of speech and language. Along with George Ojemann at UW Medicine, he has published one of the few papers about the localization of speech in polyglots operated upon while awake.

Dr. Rapport is a clinical professor of neurological surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is also a much sought-after lecturer in medicine and neurological surgery at numerous medical schools, and a visiting professor at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and at the University of Hue, Vietnam.

Personal Interests

Dr. Rapport is involved in social justice issues and is a writer of many published and acclaimed essays and books related to medicine and neuroscience.


Univ. of MichiganMedical education1969
National Institutes of HealthFellowship
Univ. of Chicago HospitalsInternship
UW - Dept. of NeurosurgeryResidency


Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery1980
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