Frederick S. Keller was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania/US, in 1942. He graduated from Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, in 1964, and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in Philadelphia in 1968. He then completed an internship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison in 1969, and a residency at the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland in 1977. He was chief resident and a fellow of the American Cancer Society in 1976–1977. Certified with the American Board of Radiology in 1977, Professor Keller received a Certificate of Added Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology in 1994, recertified in 2003.
Director of the Dotter Interventional Institute of the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) since 1993, Frederick S. Keller has been active in both the clinical and academic aspects of interventional radiology at OHSU. He is the Cook Professor of Interventional Therapy, medical director of the Department of Interventional Radiology, professor of Surgery and chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at OHSU.
Active in the interventional radiology professional community, Prof. Keller belongs to numerous vascular and interventional radiology organisations. He served on the executive committee for the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (SCVIR) and was president of that society in 1999. He has also served on the board of directors of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Research and Educational Foundation (CIRREF) since 1996 and became chairman in 1999. He holds directorships on the boards of the Medical Technology Research Forum and the University Medical Group at Oregon Health Sciences University.
During his career, Prof. Keller has been responsible for training 50 fellows in interventional radiology and in introducing interventional radiology to over 150 diagnostic radiology residents. Prof. Keller’s academic contributions have been recognised by his students. Residents of both the radiology and internal medicine departments named him outstanding teacher and best radiology discussant. He has authored 230 scientific papers and book chapters, and delivered or participated in more than 1,000 lectures, panels and exhibits all over the world. He has also served, or serves, on the editorial boards for the Journal of Interventional Radiology, Seminars in Interventional Radiology, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, and the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
Professor Keller was named Honorary Professor at the Third Beijing University School of Medicine, Beijing, China in 1994; Professor Titular of the Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1997; Honorary Member of the Japanese Society of Radiology. He was awarded the gold medal of the Society of Interventional Radiology in 2005; became a distinguished fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe and an honorary fellow of the British Society of Interventional Radiology. Also, in 2005, an endowed chair, the Frederick S. Keller Chair of Interventional Radiology, was established in his honour at the Oregon Health and Science University.
In recognition of his untiring efforts in the field of radiological education, training and research, Professor Keller is awarded Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology.