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Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science

Karen L. Houck, MD, FACOG

Karen L. Houck
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Specialties

Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecology, LGBTQ Health, Trans/Non-Binary Health

Distinctions
5.0
137 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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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, 2018-2020
  • 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 – Main Campus

3401 N. Broad Street

Outpatient Building, 7th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

800-TEMPLE-MED

Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital – Main Campus

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 – Main Campus

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
1650 Huntingdon Pike
Medical Office Building
Suite 118
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

137 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 about Patient Satisfaction Rating.

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
4.9
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
5.0
September 24, 2020

Dr. Houck and her team were amazing. They made me feel extremely comfortable and calm during my visits and surgery. I would recommend Dr. Houck to all of my family and friends!

5.0
September 15, 2020

I was very happy with how much time Dr Houck spent with me. I was dealing with a situation I never had before.

5.0
September 1, 2020

best team ever,compassion, knowledge, care ....DR. KAREN SAVED MY MOTHERS LIFE AND CONTINUES WITH FENAMILAL CARE FOR MY MOM [...] THIS TEAM DESERVES NOTHING BUT GRADITUTE AND LOVE FOR KINDNESS AND CARE FOR Honoring their oath to safe life's!!!

5.0
August 25, 2020

Excellent care, delivered in most positive and friendly manner, attitude echoed by support staff.

5.0
August 24, 2020

compassionate, caring, I completely trust her to help me through my cancer journey.

5.0
August 24, 2020

The personnel was very attentive, nice the dr. a nice person, communicative and with a great interest for the patient.

5.0
August 16, 2020

I feel incredibly lucky to have been referred to Dr Houck. I received the absolute best care possible. thank you

5.0
July 24, 2020

Excellent service.

5.0
July 24, 2020

Very great experience [...]

5.0
June 28, 2020

the doctor and nurses were fantastic

5.0
June 23, 2020

the doctor and other staff was very caring and friendly. I was very pleased with the service I received

5.0
June 22, 2020

Dr. Houck and staff are caring and very efficient.

5.0
June 17, 2020

Great experience - would recommend.

5.0
June 9, 2020

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Karen Houck! She was sweet, warm, patient, understanding took her time with me! I thought she was incredible!

5.0
June 8, 2020

very good always happy to see you

5.0
June 8, 2020

Very caring doctor and also helpful

5.0
May 22, 2020

Excellent care from front desk, RN & Dr. Houck. Rock star doc during these difficult times - she saved my life & I was scheduled & had surgery within 7 days.

4.0
March 18, 2020

Over all went well. And Dr. Houck very nice person & concerned it her patients needs. [...] genuine!

5.0
March 18, 2020

Very good experience I trust her.

5.0
March 17, 2020

Doctor was very professional and detailed.