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Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, FACS, Professor and Chair of UW Neurological Surgery, has been elected Chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) in May, 2018. The mission of the ABNS is to improve public health care by developing and executing a sequence of certification activities to improve and maintain the educational and professional standards of neurological surgery.  The broad aim of the ABNS is to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the science of neurological surgery, and thereby to serve the cause of public health. The Board consists of 15 Directors  selected by the major national neurological surgery professional associations. Dr. Ellenbogen was elected Chair by his fellow ABNS Directors and Officers.