Keith D Eaton, MD, PhD

Keith D. Eaton MD, PhD

Clinical Director, Thoracic, Head and Neck Oncology

Medical Director, Infusion and Pharmacy

Medical Director, Quality, Safety and Value

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Washington


Associate Member

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center



Dr. Keith D. Eaton is a medical oncologist specializing in thoracic and head and neck cancers at the University of Washington/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. He received his undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics from the University of California, Berkley and went on to pursue a doctorate in physics at the University of California, San Diego.   While in graduate school, he decided to change direction and pursue a career in medicine and completed his Ph.D. and M.D. at UCSD. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Eaton and his family relocated to Seattle to complete his residency and fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Washington/ Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

He currently serves as the Medical Director of Quality, Safety and Value, Medical Director of Infusion and Pharmacy, and Clinical Director of the Thoracic, Head and Neck Oncology programs at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. In addition to his clinical and administrative roles, Dr. Eaton is an active clinical investigator and has been a principal investigator for over twenty trials, including industry sponsored trials, investigator initiated trials, and NIH funded research. His research interests are in immunotherapy, molecular targeted therapies, and quality improvement.