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Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science

Karen L. Houck, MD, FACOG

Specialties

Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecology, LGBTQ Health

Distinctions
5.0
76 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
about me
publications
ratings & reviews
about me
Clinical Interests
  • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery
  • Oncofertility
  • Fertility sparing cancer care
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Abnormal pap smears
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN)
Research Interests
  • Clinical trials on gynecologic malignancies
  • Evaluation and management of abnormal pap smears
  • Cervical cancer and its precursors
Education
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Training
  • Fellowship, Gynecologic Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
Additional Training
  • Dr. Houck has completed Safe Zone training to learn about LGBTQ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege. She welcomes patients from the LGBTQ community in her practice. 
Board Certification
  • Gynecologic Oncology
Memberships
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Medical Association
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
Awards and Honors
  • Best Doctors in America®, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2019-2020
  • Top Doctors, Gynecologic Oncology, Philadelphia magazine, 2018-2019
  • Top Doctor, Castle Connolly, 2015 
  • Jersey Choice Top Doctor, New Jersey Monthly, 2013-2014
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2004
  • Vincent J. Capraro, MD Award in Gynecology
  • Felix Rutledge Fellowship in Gynecology Oncology
offices

Office Locations

Temple OB/GYN

Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street

Outpatient Building, 7th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

800-TEMPLE-MED

Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street
4th Floor, Zone D (Ambulatory Care Center)
Philadelphia, PA 19140
800-TEMPLE-MED

Temple Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street

Outpatient Building, 5th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

800-TEMPLE-MED

Temple Gynecologic Oncology at Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill Hospital

8815 Germantown Avenue, Suite 46

Philadelphia, PA 19118

800-TEMPLE-MED

Temple Gynecologic Oncology at Holy Redeemer

Holy Redeemer Hospital

1648 Huntingdon Pike

Bott Cancer Center, 1st Floor

Meadowbrook, PA 19046

800-TEMPLE-MED

publications
Publications

Hernandez E and Houck KL In: Bieber E et al: Clinical Gynecology. Endometrial Cancer. Chapter 45, pp 665-675. 2006 ed.

Houck K, contributor In: Ferri F (ed): Ferri's Clinical Advisor. Endometrial Cancer pp171 Mosby Yearbook, Inc. 2000 ed.

Houck K, contributor In: Ferri F (ed): Ferri's Clinical Advisor. Ovarian Cancer pp. 307 Mosby Yearbook, Inc. 2000 ed.

Houck K, contributor In: Ferri F (ed): Ferri’s Clinical Advisor. Endometrial Cancer pp 169. Mosby Yearbook, Inc., 1999 ed.

Houck K, contributor In: Ferri F (ed): Ferri’s Clinical Advisor. Ovarian Cancer pp 340. Mosby Yearbook, Inc. 1999 ed.

Houck K, Marchetti D. Pap Smears and Colposcopy in Pietrantoni M, and Dannakas G, (eds): A Practical Approach to Obstetrics and Gynecology. Mosby Yearbook, Inc. 1997.

Marchetti D. Houck K. Pap Smears and Colposcopy in Pietrantoni M, and Dannakas G, (eds): A Practical Approach to Obstetrics and Gynecology. Mosby Yearbook, Inc. 1997.

ratings & reviews

76 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more.

OVERALL RATING

5.00 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.9
Give easy to understand instruction
5.0
Provider expl in way you understand
5.0
Provider listen carefully to you
5.0
Show respect for what you say
5.0
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
5.0
August 29, 2019

I love my temple team. Dr. Karen Houck MD is wonderful [...].

5.0
August 28, 2019

Dr. Houck and her team created a safe space for me as well as giving me a pleasurable experience during the treatment [...]. Laughter was prescribed to be taken @ all times!

5.0
August 20, 2019

I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Houck, she is friendly, very caring individual who listens and responds to your issues. she is an excellent doctor and offers professional services to the clients.

5.0
August 13, 2019

Very happy with service. would have family and friends come here.

5.0
July 16, 2019

I love ms.karen she is a very good doctor

5.0
July 16, 2019

I travel over 2 hours [...] because there is no one better!

5.0
June 24, 2019

Dr. Houck and staff were excellent I was nervous about my visit everyone's demeanor helped me relax.

5.0
May 21, 2019

Dr Houck is the most thorough, professional, caring Dr. I have ever seen. I have been her patient for almost 20 years. I have had health issues and she has always given me guidance and helped in anyway possible. Always always listens, gets back to me promptly, she is one in a million!

5.0
May 4, 2019

[...] Dr. Houck's personal connection to me is very uplifting. I could not ask for a better surgeon and oncologist. [...]

5.0
April 15, 2019

[...] Dr. Houck has been wonderful.

5.0
April 9, 2019

Regular, friendly, on first name basic.

5.0
March 29, 2019

Dr. Houck and her staff have been wonderful to work with since my surgery. I have found her to be amazing.

5.0
March 27, 2019

I travel from No. Jersey to see Dr. Houck she is one of the very best there is. she is worth my time and distance. The staff are always courteous and knowledgeable including the resident doctor.

5.0
March 20, 2019

Good experience good doctor & staff.

5.0
March 6, 2019

Your instructions care are give with amount of time you feel as a special patient to them or Dr. Karen Houck MD.

5.0
February 28, 2019

This was a visit to get a second opinion. Dr. Houck was well versed in my situation and was able both to ask about my level of concern and to give me information that helped me make a decision. Also, when she looked over my chart again after the visit, she called me personally to give me some more information and recommend a different procedure. [...]

5.0
February 19, 2019

Great experience.

5.0
February 18, 2019

I absolutely love Dr. Houck. I wish she could be my regular Dr. but I'm glad I don't have cancer. She always took time to meet with me and my husband and talk about our concerns. she was super helpful and explained everything well. All the folks that worked with her were great as well. I'm sad i'll probably never see her again, but if anyone ever needs a doc like her I will definitely recommend her.

5.0
February 12, 2019

always have a good experience at my appointments with Dr. Houck!

5.0
February 11, 2019

Dr. Houck is the ultimate professional. She is attentive, interested in your concerns, and positive. She truly addresses you as if you are her only patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Houck for her manner and her skills as a Doctor.

Office Locations

Temple OB/GYN

Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street

Outpatient Building, 7th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

800-TEMPLE-MED

Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street
4th Floor, Zone D (Ambulatory Care Center)
Philadelphia, PA 19140
800-TEMPLE-MED

Temple Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street

Outpatient Building, 5th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

800-TEMPLE-MED

Temple Gynecologic Oncology at Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill Hospital

8815 Germantown Avenue, Suite 46

Philadelphia, PA 19118

800-TEMPLE-MED

Temple Gynecologic Oncology at Holy Redeemer

Holy Redeemer Hospital

1648 Huntingdon Pike

Bott Cancer Center, 1st Floor

Meadowbrook, PA 19046

800-TEMPLE-MED