C. Dirk Keene M.D.,Ph.D.

 C.  Dirk Keene M.D.,Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Brain tumors, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Pathology




Primary Location

Pathology at Harborview

325 9th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.744.3145|Map It 


Dr. Keene is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology. He is the Nancy and Buster Alvord endowed chair in neuropathology, associate professor of pathology, adjunct associate professor of ophthalmology and neurological surgery, director of neuropathology division and fellowship, and leader of the ADRC neuropathology and targeted molecular testing core at University of Washington.

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.

As a leader of the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) Neuropathology Core, Dr. Keene's 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


UW - Dept. of PathologyResidencyPathology2009
UW - Dept. of PathologyFellowshipNeuropathology2008
UW - Dept. of PathologyResidencyAnatomic & Clinical Pathology2006
Univ. of Minnesota Medical SchoolMedical education2005


Board Certifications

American Board of PathologyAnatomic Pathology2011
American Board of PathologyNeuropathology2011
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