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Neurological surgery




Richard Rapport, M.D., is a board certified neurosurgeon in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Center and a UW professor of Neurological Surgery.??

Dr. Rapport strives to create an active partnership with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Rapport earned his M.D. at the University of Michigan. He is a much sought-after lecturer at numerous medical schools, and a visiting professor at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and at the University of Hue, Vietnam. His 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 Ojeman, he has published one of the few papers about the localization of speech in polyglots operated upon while awake.

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 Michigan

Medical education, 1969

UW - Dept. of Neurosurgery


Univ. of Chicago Hospitals


National Institutes of Health



Board Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery, 1980, American Board of Neurological Surgery