Biography & Education

Dr. Keem believes that thorough examination of the patient and communication with the patient and sometimes his/her family is essential. Each patient has different expectations and risk-tolerance levels for available treatment options. The doctor sees his role as empowering the patient with information, facilitating the decision making process and executing the decision that the patient ultimately makes, for optimal surgical outcome.
  • Spine Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 1994
Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Fellowship: Craig Hospital, Denver, Colorado.
Fellowship: Lakewood Orthopedic Clinic
Fellowship: The Children's Hospital
  • English
  • Korean
Professional Associations
Cancer institute, Spine Program, Orthopedic Institute, Orthopedic-Musculoskeletal Cancer, Spine Surgery
Personal Interests
Enjoys salmon fishing, kayaking, snowboarding, scuba diving and sport shooting. Practices martial arts and meditation.

Care Locations

The Polyclinic Madison Center
904 7th Ave
Seattle 98104
Fax 206-860-4431
Monday through Friday; 8:30AM to 5:00PM
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Children
Accepting Medicare


Board Certifications
  • Spine Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Pain
  • Spine
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty