Dr. Terrence Keaney

Terrence Keaney, M.D. is a Board certified dermatologist with specialized training in cutaneous laser, hair, and dermatologic surgery. Dr. Keaney graduated from University of Virginia School of Medicine at the top of his class and was elected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. His comprehensive dermatology training included a dermatology residency at the University of Miami (FL), a clinical research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and a fellowship in laser surgery at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery.  He currently practices as the Associate Director of W for MEN, the male-focused treatment center at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery.

Dr. Keaney is an advocate for the “personalization” of dermatology. He recognizes the importance of customizing dermatologic care based on the individual characteristics, needs, and preferences of his patients. Most notably, Dr. Keaney has become a pioneer in gender-specific dermatology. Dr. Keaney begins the first step to treatment personalization by recognizing the importance of gender, specifically its influence on anatomy, skin function, and behavior. Utilizing the latest laser, light, and energy-based technologies, his innovative and differentiated approach to dermatologic treatment provides superior results for both men and women.

Dr. Keaney co-founded the nation’s first cosmetic, hair, and laser surgery center for men. His extensive clinical and research experience in the unique dermatologic needs of male skin and hair allows him to provide the most effective care to his patients. Dr. Keaney understands the needs of his aging male patients and offers the latest technologies to address hair loss, body contouring, and jawline enhancement. In the realm of hair regrowth treatments, Dr. Keaney is one of the few doctors in the world to offer robotic hair restoration surgery.

His expertise in the function of gender as it concerns dermatologic treatment has made him a frequent speaker at medical professional meetings and in the media. He has been featured in the New York Times, Bloomberg Business, GQ, Esquire, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Town & Country, Fox News, and ABC7.

Dr. Terrence Keaney

"Men are a fast growing segment of the aesthetic industry. Because of the substantial differences between men and women’s physical characteristics and social attributes, they require different approaches with regard to treatments and techniques. My passion is examining the role of gender in cosmetic procedures and creating an atmosphere wherein men feel comfortable seeking and receiving dermatologic treatment."

– Dr. Terrence Keaney

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Dr. Keaney worked with me closely to figure out which procedure would be best and the procedure itself was incredibly easy to go through thanks to Dr. Keaney's expertise.


Residency, Dermatology - University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internship, Internal Medicine -  Saint Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA
Doctor of Medicine - University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Undergraduate Degree, Bachelor of Science  - Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
High School - St. Albans School, Washington, DC


Assistant Clinical Professor, George Washington University Hospital
Director of Laser and Lipoatrophy Clinic, Washington DC Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Howard University Hospital




American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Preceptorship Award, 2011
Advanced Resident Training & Education (ARTE) in Dermatology Scholarship Recipient, 2012
AADA Legislative Conference, Resident Scholarship Award, 2011
American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) Mentorship Award, 2011
Clinical Research Fellow, UCSF Department of Dermatology, 2007-2008
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Koo
Academic All Atlantic Coast Conference, 1998-2002
Undergraduate Research Support (URS) Grant Recipient, Duke University, 2001-2002
Varsity Lacrosse Letter Winner, Duke University, 1998-2002
All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Tournament Lacrosse Team, 2002


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