Terrence Keaney, MD, FAAD, of SkinDC just outside of Washington DC, is a pioneer and advocate for the "personalization" of dermatology. He recognizes the importance of customizing dermatology care based on the individual characteristics, needs, and preferences of his patients. The first step in personalization is a patient's gender because of its influence on anatomy, skin function, and behavior. Whether treating hair loss, acne, rosacea, skin cancer, genital skin diseases, or skin aging, Dr. Keaney designs treatment for the patient's skin and lifestyle. In order to provide tailored treatments, Dr. Keaney adopts the latest technology to assist in skin imaging and treatment. He utilizes the latest imaging software to quantify signs of aging and disease and then utilizes the cutting edge laser, light, and energy based technologies that provide superior results for both men and women. With the opening of SkinDC, Dr. Keaney has a practice with which he can focus on his priorities of personalized, preventive skin care using innovative dermatology techniques and products. His specialized training in cutaneous laser, hair, and dermatologic surgery makes Dr. Keaney a unique and expert opinion in dermatology, skin care, and aesthetics. Dr. Keaney is a local Washingtonian having graduated from St. Albans School in Washington, DC. He was a varsity lacrosse player at Duke University where he was voted all-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Academic All-ACC. Graduating from the University of Virginia Medical School at the top of his class, Dr. Keaney was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) national medical honor society. His comprehensive dermatology training included a residency at the University of Miami, a clinical research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and a fellowship in laser surgery. Dr. Keaney is currently Assistant Clinical Faculty of Dermatology at George Washington (GW) University and Howard University. He is also proud to serve our military veterans in his role as Director of the Laser and Lipoatrophy Clinic at the Washington DC VA hospital. He enjoys teaching and mentoring dermatology residents while directing the cosmetic dermatology curriculum for the GW Dermatology residency program. Dr. Keaney remains active in dermatologic research and education. Dr. Keaney focuses his research on how gender impacts aesthetic and dermatologic treatment. He has spearheaded studies in skincare, cosmetic injectables, and the latest laser technology. He has authored over 20 articles in the leading dermatology journals. Dr. Keaney's expertise has earned him invitations to many dermatology and aesthetic conferences where he has delivered over 75 national and international lectures. Dr. Keaney is one of 20 Master Injectors where he teaches dermatologists from around the country the latest techniques in the use of Botox and Juvederm products. He is also the Brand Spokesman for Dove Men Care, the leading male skincare brand. Dr. Keaney is often invited to discuss the latest dermatologic developments in the media with features in the New York Times, GQ magazine, Esquire magazine, Town & Country Magazine, The Washingtonian, Men's Health Magazine, Men's Fitness Magazine, Details Magazine, Fox News, and the Washington Business Journal.
Dr. Keaney is committed to providing comprehensive dermatologic care in a state-of-the-art and welcoming environment. He seeks to make each patient experience unique by combining technology and expertise with superior patient safety and privacy standards. Dr. Keaney strives to deliver premier dermatologic and aesthetic care while understanding the needs and desires of his patients. He understands that the perception of skin disease and aging varies within individuals, genders, and ethnicities. Dr. Keaney avoids "cookie-cutter" dermatology and aesthetics through detailed consultation and collaboration with his patients in order to customize treatment.
Dr. Keaney's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Dermatology
Board certified in Dermatology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
Hair Transplant Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Keaney's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Port Wine Stain
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Destruction of Penile Lesion
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Laser Hair Removal
Shaving of Skin Lesion
Skin Cancer Removal
Skin Tag Removal
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Virginia.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
Univ Of Va Sch Of Med Hlth Sys
Medical School | Graduated 2007
St Marys Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
University Of Miami Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Keaney has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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