Kari A. Keys M.D.

Kari A. Keys M.D.
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  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery


Dr. Keys is an assistant professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington. She practices at Harborview Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs Hospital.

At Harborview, she provides reconstructive surgery options for conditions ranging from trauma to chronic wounds. She collaborates with surgeons from Urology, Orthopedics, Burn Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Trauma Surgery to provide comprehensive care and reconstructive solutions to complex problems.

Patient Care Philosophy

"The best care begins with listening.  Complex reconstructive issues whether due to trauma, burns, or chronic disease have deep effects on every aspect of a patient's life.  My job is to restore both form and function to the highest possible degree.  The ability to do so depends on my understanding of the patient's needs and the patient's understanding of the surgical options.  Through the development of this understanding, I can provide the best possible care."

Clinical Interests

Reconstructive surgery of the face, extremities, and body after trauma, burns, or infection; surgical care of complex wounds; microsurgery

Research Interests

Clinical and post-surgical outcomes, surgical training and education.


Institution Credential Year
UW - Dept. of Plastic Surgery Residency
Univ. of California, San Francisco Medical education 2006
UW - Dept. of Surgery Internship
Degree Institution Year
MD University of California - San Francisco 2006

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery 2013