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Sioban B. Keel, MD

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Associate Professor of Hematology and Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Hematology, Medical Oncology
“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: Hematology, Medical Oncology

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 SCCA doctors. Many of these trials at SCCA 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.

Study ID:
Complete title
Longitudinal Study of the Porphyrias
Study ID:
Study to Evaluate Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of MT-7117 in Subjects With Erythropoetic Protoporphyria or X-Linked Protoporphyria
Complete title
A Phase 3, Global, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of MT-7117 in Subjects with Erythropoietic Protoporphyria or X-Linked Protoporphyria


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


SCCA providers are often asked to give their medical expertise for press and news publications. Read articles by or about this SCCA 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 SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a team 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 physician and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Team coordinator (TC)
Team coordinator (TC)
Your team coordinator works closely with you and your physician and serves as your scheduler.


SCCA 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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