Keith Jerome, M.D., Ph.D., is a board certified pathologist at SCCA, UW Medicine's head of Virology, a member of the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a UW professor of Laboratory Medicine and adjunct professor of Microbiology.
Dr. Jerome’s clinical focus is on the diagnosis of viral infections and the role the laboratory can play in improved patient care. He also enjoys working with residents and other trainees to develop the next generation of leaders in virology.
Dr. Jerome earned his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke. He is pioneering a potentially curative therapy for previously incurable viral infections, including HIV, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus, and herpesvirus infections. He currently serves as principal investigator of defeatHIV, one of three NIH-funded Martin Delaney Collaboratories dedicated to developing curative therapies for HIV.
In his free time Dr. Jerome enjoys tennis, travel, boating and skiing. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.