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Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science

Karen L. Houck, MD, FACOG

Specialties

Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecology

Awards
4.9
66 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
  • 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

66 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

4.90 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.9
Give easy to understand instruction
4.7
Provider expl in way you understand
4.9
Provider listen carefully to you
5.0
Show respect for what you say
4.9
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
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.

5.0
January 22, 2019

LOVE, LOVE Dr. Houck. I came to her with some unusual health issues. She was very thorough with me and she spent soo much time with me. I received the respect and great care from Dr. Houck.

5.0
January 22, 2019

I travel 2 hours for this appointment and I will follow Dr. Houck wherever she is.

5.0
November 30, 2018

She didn't rush me; took time to explain things & answer my questions.

5.0
October 18, 2018

Smart.

5.0
October 17, 2018

Dr. Karen Houck is very understandable and very compassion of my needs. She is the wonderful doctor I ever met.

5.0
October 15, 2018

the best doctor I've ever had. most invested in meeting my needs

5.0
September 25, 2018

Dr. Houck was on top of my test results and followed up with me regularly.

5.0
September 20, 2018

It was all good.

5.0
September 12, 2018

Very caring focus on you only during your visit. Temple very lucky to have Dr. Houck on their staff.

5.0
August 30, 2018

Dr. Houck was extremely thoughtful and forthcoming with the information I needed. She was also willing to engage me to determine with greater clarity what my apprehensions surrounding my need for a full hysterectomy were. She allayed my fears but provided me with encouragement to continue to be prosctive in all my decision making regarding the course of tx that was right fir me. To that end she went far beyond my highest expectations repeated pathology and kncology results using my biopsy specimens and giving me the necessary information I needed to put my faith and trust in Temple Unicersity Hospital's dx capabilities.

5.0
August 18, 2018

Dr. Houck listens, responds to all my questions sent via email, and is positive in her demeanor and professionalism.

5.0
August 13, 2018

She is great.

5.0
August 6, 2018

Dr.K Houker is strength forward honestly a Doctor everyone needs in there life she explains what's going with in way the you can be comfortable with out feeling in barest lowered or talk to down too you Some Doctors don't know how to talk to ppl when it comes to your health

5.0
July 20, 2018

Dr. Houck is excellent!

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