Scientific Education & Advisory Board
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.