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

C. Dirk Keene M.D.,Ph.D.
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  • Brain tumors
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Pathology


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.


Institution Credential Year
UW - Dept. of Pathology Residency 2009
Univ. of Minnesota Medical School Medical education 2005
UW - Dept. of Pathology Residency 2006
UW - Dept. of Pathology Fellowship 2008
Degree Institution Year
MD Univ. of Minnesota Medical School 2005

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology 2011
American Board of Pathology Neuropathology 2011