Richard Ellenbogen, MD

Seattle Children’s – Visiting


Pediatric Specialty Clinic


Contact Information

Pediatric Specialty Clinic
2835 Fort Missoula Road
Building 3, Suite 301
Missoula, Montana 59804
(406) 327-4279
FAX (406) 327-5199

Clinic Schedule

Referral / Consult Line
(medical providers only)
(888) 487-8635
(406) 327-4726

Richard Ellenbogen, MD

Seattle Children’s – Visiting

Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, is chief of the Division of Neurosurgery and fellowship director of neurological surgery at Seattle Childrens Hospital; he holds the Theodore S. Roberts Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is professor and chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine and adjunct professor in the Department of Radiology. He is chief of neurological surgery at Harborview Medical Center. He is active on many local, regional and national boards and committees and served as the 20052006 president of the Congress of Neurological Surgery.

Ellenbogen has been involved with the American Society of Pediatric Neurological Surgery and is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Ellenbogens clinical practice focuses on pediatric and adult brain tumors, craniofacial anomalies, Chiari malformations, trauma, minimally invasive brain surgery and spine surgery. He serves as director and instructor for the Cerebral Vascular Anastomosis Laboratory of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. His research includes work with Dr. Michael Bobola on genetic mutations in brain tumors that cause resistance to chemotherapy, and work with the university Nanotechnology Brain Tumor Research Group on imaging brain tumors using nanoparticles. He served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and received the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Reserve Medal. Ellenbogen has editorial duties on several journals, and he has published three books, including Clinical Neurosurgery and Principles of Neurosurgery, a basic textbook of neurological surgery. He has authored numerous articles, book chapters, and presentations.


Medical School

Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island


Neurological Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts Neurological Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts


Board Certification

Neurological Surgery