Karen D. Horvath M.D.

Karen D. Horvath M.D.

Bio

Dr. Horvath is a professor of surgery and director of the Residency Training Program in general surgery. She joined the University of Washington School of…

Read Full Bio

Patient Care Philosophy

No matter what our backgrounds are, we are all equal when it comes to getting sick, going through treatment, and hoping for a good prognosis. A positive outlook, along with family and community support, greatly affects how a patient handles the challenges of illness and how quickly they recovery.

I have also seen patients' faith make a difference in how they handle the challenges of being sick.

Personal Interests

Skiing, reading, piano, cooking, entertaining, traveling, decorating and spending time with family and friends.

Clinical Interests

  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Necrotizing pancreatitis
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Research Interests

  • Necrotizing pancreatitis
  • Surgical education

Education

  • InstitutionCredentialYear
  • New York Medical CollegeMedical education1990
  • Columbia Presbyterian Med. Ctr.(NYC)Internship
  • Columbia Presbyterian Med. Ctr.(NYC)Residency
  • Columbia Presbyterian Med. Ctr.(NYC)Residency
  • Mt. Sinai (NY) Medical CenterFellowship
  • Oregon Health Sciences UnivFellowship

Board Certifications

  • CertificationSpecialtyYear
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery1999
Dr. Horvath is a professor of surgery and director of the Residency Training Program in general surgery. She joined the University of Washington School of Medicine faculty in 1998.

Provider Locations