Jeffrey Keenan, MD, is a cardiothoracic surgeon who is fully committed to helping the patient through their course of perioperative care. He believes performing high-quality surgery is necessary to ensure good outcomes, but attention to care before and after surgery is just as important.
Dr. Keenan performs a variety of general cardiac surgery procedures including coronary artery bypass grafting, surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement, mitral and tricuspid valve procedures, and thoracic aortic procedures. In addition, he has a special interest in surgical therapies for advanced heart failure, including heart transplantation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and implantation of ventricular assist devices.
Dr. Keenan grew up in Baltimore, MD and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then spent a year working in an immunology laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, before matriculating to the University of Maryland for medical school, where he was elected to the AOA honor society. He spent 9 years at Duke University Medical Center training in general and subsequently cardiothoracic surgery.
During this time, he also completed a two–year research fellowship supported by a post–doctoral National Research Service Award from the NIH investigating aspects of mitochondrial quality control in the myocardium and conducting health services research in the department of surgery. Dr. Keenan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at UW School of Medicine.
After spending his entire life on the east coast, Dr. Keenan enjoys exploring Seattle and the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Allison, and their four kids, including 2–year–old triplets.