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Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science

Karen L. Houck, MD, FACOG

Specialties

Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecology, LGBTQ Health

Distinctions
5.0
80 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
about me
offices
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, 2018-2020
  • 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

80 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
Gives easy to understand instruction
5.0
Explains in a way you understand
5.0
Listens carefully to you
5.0
Shows respect for what you say
5.0
Spends enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
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.

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.