C. Dirk Keene M.D.,Ph.D. Accepting new patients

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Brain tumors, Neurodegenerative disorders, Pathology




Dirk Keene, M.D., is a board certified pathologist at Harborview, director of UW Neuropathology, the UW’s Nancy and Buster Alford Endowed Chair in Neuropathology, a UW associate professor of Pathology and an adjunct associate professor of Neurological Surgery and Ophthalmology.

Dr. Keene's clinical specialty is neuropathology, which includes the clinical practice of neurosurgical, neuromuscular, ophthalmic, and autopsy subspecialities. He enjoys significant teaching and training opportunities through diverse teaching commitments and as director of the neuropathology fellowship.

Dr. Keene earned his M.D. at the University of Minnesota. He is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology. As a leader of the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Neuropathology Core, his research is focused on neurodegenerative diseases and precision medicine.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Keene enjoys hiking, golf, reading science fiction and fantasy and chess

Pathology at Harborview

325 9th Ave. Seattle, WA 98104


General neurology, Medical dermatology, Pathology

UW - Dept. of Pathology

Residency, 2009, Pathology

UW - Dept. of Pathology

Fellowship, 2008, Neuropathology

UW - Dept. of Pathology

Residency, 2006, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

Univ. of Minnesota Medical School

Medical education, 2005


Board Certifications
  • Neuropathology, 2011, American Board of Pathology
  • Anatomic Pathology, 2011, American Board of Pathology