Dr. Karen Horton, MD

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Karen Horton MD 2100 Webster St Ste 506 San Francisco, CA 94115 Get Directions
Dr. Karen Horton, MD
Dr. Karen Horton, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in San Francisco, CA. She has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Horton is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus.

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Dr. Karen Horton is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon practicing in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco and in the East Bay. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honors in Life Sciences at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada, Dr Horton pursued two years of basic science molecular research, earning a Master of Science in Cancer Research (M.Sc.). She graduated from Medical School with Honors at the University of Toronto (M.D.) and then completed a five-year Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. Dr. Horton settled in the Bay Area after completing a final year of training in Reconstructive Microsurgery and Hand Surgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Horton's special training and interest includes reconstruction of the breast following breast cancer using microsurgical techniques. She has extensive experience with the D.I.E.P. flap , the S.I.E.A. flap and the T.U.G. flap for immediate and delayed reconstruction following mastectomy. She is a currently designated as a Fellow in Plastic Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (F.R.C.S.C.). Dr. Horton's other areas of expertise include surgery of the breast including breast reduction, breast lift (mastopexy) and breast augmentation using implants and autogenous techniques. Outside of surgery, Dr. Horton pursues physical fitness and is an avid runner. She has been married to her husband for over 10 years. Dr. Horton has published review book chapters on breast reconstruction. She has presented numerous clinical papers at national and international scientific meetings in Plastic Surgery, and has won research awards. Dr. Horton is involved with teaching and keeps current with the medical literature by participating in academic Journal Clubs. In addition to participating as an active member of many professional associations she also serves as a mentor to young female surgeons and medical students in training. Dr. Horton has been featured in prestigious registries for outstanding professionals such as Strathmore's Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and America's Who's Who in Medicine. Dr. Horton's strengths include her genuine and caring bedside manner, her meticulous surgical technique, extensive surgical experience and excellent rapport with patients and their families.

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    Dr. Horton's Reviews

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    based on 21 total reviews (2 with comments)
    Dr. Horton's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (2)
    in Fairfield, CA |
    She destroyed my body & lied to me Her & Dr Bontic are evil monsters who care nothing but making money from the expense of their victims She promised after many visits that 1 surgery as well as a tummy tuck would fix my breasts after having stage 3 breast cancer She admitted she did a bad job & said I need to do a 2nd which the results were the same & then said a 3rd I was angry with what was happening & wanted my records at that point she refused to serve me even though i still need treatment.
    San Francisco, CA |
    Good surgeon, though poor on wound care advice, which unfortunately greatly matters for the final outcome.
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    Dr. Horton's Care Philosophy

    Dr. Karen Horton is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon practicing in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco and in the East Bay. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honors in Life Sciences at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada, Dr Horton pursued two years of basic science molecular research, earning a Master of Science in Cancer Research (M.Sc.). She graduated from Medical School with Honors at the University of Toronto (M.D.) and then completed a five-year Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. Dr. Horton settled in the Bay Area after completing a final year of training in Reconstructive Microsurgery and Hand Surgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Horton's special training and interest includes reconstruction of the breast following breast cancer using microsurgical techniques. She has extensive experience with the D.I.E.P. flap , the S.I.E.A. flap and the T.U.G. flap for immediate and delayed reconstruction following mastectomy. She is a currently designated as a Fellow in Plastic Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (F.R.C.S.C.). Dr. Horton's other areas of expertise include surgery of the breast including breast reduction, breast lift (mastopexy) and breast augmentation using implants and autogenous techniques. Outside of surgery, Dr. Horton pursues physical fitness and is an avid runner. She has been married to her husband for over 10 years. Dr. Horton has published review book chapters on breast reconstruction. She has presented numerous clinical papers at national and international scientific meetings in Plastic Surgery, and has won research awards. Dr. Horton is involved with teaching and keeps current with the medical literature by participating in academic Journal Clubs. In addition to participating as an active member of many professional associations she also serves as a mentor to young female surgeons and medical students in training. Dr. Horton has been featured in prestigious registries for outstanding professionals such as Strathmore's Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and America's Who's Who in Medicine. Dr. Horton's strengths include her genuine and caring bedside manner, her meticulous surgical technique, extensive surgical experience and excellent rapport with patients and their families.

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    •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • NBC Bay Areas Top Doctors Plastic Surgeon, 2010
      • Woman of the Year in Medicine and Healthcare 2010 Award Recipient by The American Biographical Institute, 2010
      • Best Plastic Surgeon San Francisco Country Best of the Bay Television, 2008
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    • Plastic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Acne
    • Age Spots
    • Benign Tumor
    • Birth Defects
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Diseases
    • Breast Hypoplasia
    • Cancer
    • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
    • Congenital Diseases
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Excessive Sweating
    • Eyelid Growth
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gynecomastia
    • Hyperthrophic Scar
    • Keloid Scar
    • Laceration
    • Large Breasts
    • Localized Fat Deposits
    • Lump
    • Mass
    • Melanoma
    • Mole
    • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
    • Skin Aging
    • Skin Cancer
    • Skin Laxity
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Trigger Finger
    • Weight Loss
    • Wounds
    • Wrinkles

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine

      Graduated in 2000

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of Manitoba / Faculty Of Medicine

      Completed in 2001

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Manitoba / Faculty Of Medicine

      Completed in 2005

    • Fellowship Hospital
      The Buncke Clinic-Reconstructive Microsurgery

      Completed in 2006

    • Undergraduate School
      Queens University

      Graduated in 1994

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Plastic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abdominoplasty
    • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
    • Botox® Injection
    • Breast Augmentation
    • Breast Lift Surgery
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast Surgical Procedure
    • Captique™ Injection
    • Collagen Injection
    • Complex Revision Rhinoplasty
    • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
    • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
    • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
    • Earlobe Repair
    • Endoscopic Brow Lift
    • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Eye Surgery
    • Facelift
    • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hylaform Injection
    • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
    • Liposuction
    • Microneurovascular Surgery
    • Mini Tummy Tuck
    • Mole Removal
    • Neck Liposuction
    • Neck Surgery
    • Nipple Reconstruction
    • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
    • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
    • Primary Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
    • Reconstructive Surgery
    • Restylane® Injections
    • Scar Revision Surgery
    • Skin Cancer Removal
    • Skin and Tissue Reduction
    • Surgical Procedures
    • Tattoo Removal
    • Tendon Surgery
    • Wound Repair