Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science

Karen L. Houck, MD, FACOG

Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Director, Gynecologic Oncology, Temple University Hospital

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
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
  • 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

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

73 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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15 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    October 17, 2018
    Smart.
  • 5.0
    October 16, 2018
    Dr. Karen Houck is very understandable and very compassion of my needs. She is the wonderful doctor I ever met.
  • 5.0
    October 14, 2018
    the best doctor I've ever had. most invested in meeting my needs
  • 5.0
    September 24, 2018
    Dr. Houck was on top of my test results and followed up with me regularly.
  • 5.0
    September 19, 2018
    It was all good.
  • 5.0
    September 11, 2018
    Very caring focus on you only during your visit. Temple very lucky to have Dr. Houck on their staff.
  • 5.0
    August 29, 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 17, 2018
    Dr. Houck listens, responds to all my questions sent via email, and is positive in her demeanor and professionalism.
  • 5.0
    August 12, 2018
    She is great.
  • 5.0
    August 05, 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 19, 2018
    Dr. Houck is excellent!
  • 5.0
    March 18, 2018
    I would highly recommend Dr. Houck. She always makes me feel at ease and heard. She takes time to explain things in a way that make sense to the patient. She is one of the top 3 doctors I have ever had.
  • 5.0
    February 20, 2018
    Dr. Houck is an excellent surgeon. I would recommend her services to any woman needing them
  • 5.0
    February 11, 2018
    Dr.Houck was Phenomenal...she showing genuine concern for my health and well being as this was the first time we encountered one another
  • 5.0
    January 28, 2018
    Dr. Houch was welcoming, sincere and reassuring. She was very thorough in her explanations and reassuring. We left feeling very hopeful.
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