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

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


Dirk Keene, M.D., is a board certified pathologist at Harborview, director of UW Neuropathology, the UW’s Nancy and Buster Alford Endowed Chair in Neuropathology, a UW associate professor of Pathology and an adjunct associate professor of Neurological Surgery and Ophthalmology.

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.

Dr. Keene earned his M.D. at the University of Minnesota. He is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology. As a leader of the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Neuropathology Core, his 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