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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

Distinctions
4.9
138 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
about me
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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, 2018-2020
  • 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

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
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

138 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

4.90 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

5.0
Show respect for what you say
4.6
Spend enough time with you
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
5.0
Provider expl in way you understand
5.0
Provider listen carefully to you
5.0
Give easy to understand instruction
PATIENT COMMENTS
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.

5.0
February 27, 2020

Dr. Houck & her team are AMAZING!! I cannot rave enough about how they took great care of me thru the surgical experience. Looking to Temple was THE best medical DECISION!!

5.0
February 24, 2020

Both Dr. Houck and the staff at the clinic met my needs 100 per cent. [...]

5.0
January 23, 2020

Dr was very thorough and reassuring.

5.0
January 8, 2020

Excellent doctor. I liked her way of explaining. Very educated and kind. Thank you.

5.0
December 21, 2019

Dr. Houck is an amazing provider! She took time and care in explaining everything that could happen to be prior to surgery. She also investigated all of my previous health issues and made sure to check in with me when she found new information. I am very lucky that I was referred to Dr. Houck.

5.0
December 19, 2019

Dr. Karen Houck & her team are all outstanding.

5.0
December 16, 2019

I was referred to Dr Houck by my gyn. she made meal feel less apprehensive about my condition and procedure I will going through.

5.0
November 18, 2019

Being diagnosed with cancer is a lot to deal with when already dealing with a serious health issue. Dr. Houck listened to me, understood my concerns and worked with me to come up with a plan moving forward. I am so very glad she is my oncologist and surgeon. I have total confidence in her.

5.0
November 5, 2019

Excellent experience.

5.0
October 28, 2019

Dr. Houck and her assistants are exactly the type of communicators I need with the cancer I have. Truthful but always giving me hope.

5.0
October 18, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Houck to everyone. She is tops!

5.0
October 8, 2019

Dr. gave me options and detailed explanation.

5.0
October 4, 2019

Dr. K. Houck and all her staff provided excellent care for me. You couldn't have a better team in your hospital!!

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.