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

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

Specialties and Expertise

Gamma knife, Neurological surgery, Neuro-oncology (brain cancer), Pituitary disorders, Primary care - pediatrics


Center for Women and Children, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Sports Concussion, UW Medicine Pituitary Program




Neurological Surgery Clinic at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 5th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 

Gamma Knife Center at Harborview

325 9th Ave., Center Tower, Ground Floor, GCT 44
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.744.8067|Map It 

Sports Concussion Program at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 5th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.744.8000|Map It 

Neurological Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, Surgical Pavilion
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.5637|Map It 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 855.557.0555|Map It 


Richard G. Ellenbogen, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an attending surgeon at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s and UW Medical Center. Dr. Ellenbogen is also a professor and chair of the UW Department of Neurological Surgery. 

Dr. Ellenbogen strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Ellenbogen served in the U.S. Army as chief of Neurosurgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He 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’s clinical interests include pediatric and adult brain tumors, craniofacial developmental abnormalities and trauma, Chiari malformations, minimally invasive brain surgery, neuro-trauma surgery and concussion. His research interests include studying the long-term cognitive and health effects of TBI, molecular imaging/nanotechnology and cerebrospinal fluid physiology.

Personal Interests

In addition to caring for his patients, Dr. Ellenbogen enjoys sports, gardening, fishing and cooking.


Brown Medical SchoolMedical education1983


Board Certifications

The American Board of Pediatric Neurological SurgeryPediatric Neurological Surgery1998
American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery1992
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