Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, F.A.C.S

Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, F.A.C.S is the Chair and the Theodore Roberts Endowed Professor of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. In addition, he is Director of the Neurological Surgery Residency Program and Director of the UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute. His numerous clinical interests include pediatric and adult brain tumors, trauma surgery, congenital malformations, and minimally invasive endoscopic brain surgery.

Dr. Ellenbogen has served as Chair, American Board of Neurological Surgeons; President, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS); President, The American Society of Pediatric Neurological Surgery; and President, Society of University Neurosurgeons. He has NIH-funding for research on molecular imaging and targeted therapies of brain tumors, and an NIH training grant for recruiting and training underrepresented minorities in Neurosciences.

Dr. Ellenbogen completed his neurosurgery training in 1989 at The Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program. Prior to joining the University of Washington, Dr. Ellenbogen was Chairman of the National Capital Area Neurosurgery Consortium and Residency Program Director, (Walter Reed Army Medical Center

and Bethesda National Naval Medical Center), and Neurosurgery Director and Co-Principal Investigator of the Department of Defense Veterans Head Injury Program, also at Walter Reed Medical Center. Dr. Ellenbogen also served as Commander of the 252nd Medical Detachment KE Team (XIII Airborne Corp) during Operation Desert Shield/Storm, and was awarded a Bronze Star for his service.