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Dirk Keene

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

UW Medicine


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 Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (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. His research is focused on neurodegenerative diseases and precision medicine.

Dr. Keene received his B.S. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. His post-graduate medical training in anatomic pathology and neuropathology was at the University of Washington.

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