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Sioban B. Keel, MD

Fred Hutch
Associate Professor of Hematology and Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical Oncology, Hematology
“I believe that excellent medical care requires a combination of up-to-date knowledge and compassionate, individualized patient care. I feel very fortunate to practice in a setting supported by the experience and research power of the University of Washington and I also recognize that excellent care requires physicians who communicate effectively with and educate each patient so that they understand their condition and can be a partner in determining the best treatment plan.”
— Dr. Keel

Provider background

Specialties: Medical Oncology, Hematology

Area of clinical practice

Hematologic malignancies

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
Carleton College
Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School
University of Minnesota, Internal Medicine
University of Washington, Hematology
Board Certification
Hematology, 2007, 2018, American Board of Internal Medicine
Seattle magazine's 2021 Top Doctors award

Dr. Keel has been recognized as a Top Doctor in this peer-nominated award multiple years in a row.

Seattle Met's 2019 Top Doctors award

Dr. Keel was nominated by her peers for this award, because of her excellent care.


Clinical trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch doctors. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.


Many of our Fred Hutch doctors conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other doctors and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this Fred Hutch provider has written.


Our providers are often asked to give their medical expertise for press and news publications. Read articles by or about this Fred Hutch provider.

Top Doctors 2021: Hematology

SCCA’s Sioban B. Keel, MD and Terry B. Gernsheimer, MD were named to Seattle Magazine’s list of Top Doctors in Seattle for 2021, recognizing their excellence in hematology.

Your care team

At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurse (RN)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your doctor and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Patient care coordinator
Patient care coordinator
Your patient care coordinator works closely with you and your doctor and serves as your scheduler.


Fred Hutch accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.

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