Karen Sticka, Physician Assistant

Meet Karen Sticka

Karen Sticka is a board-certified dermatology physician assistant who specializes in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology at SkinMD. A native New Yorker, she graduated in 1997 from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY with a bachelor’s degree in science and sports medicine. In 1999, she completed her studies as a physician assistant at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY. Karen spent her early medical career in emergency medicine, diagnosing and treating everything from simple illnesses and injuries to life-threatening conditions. She initially gained dermatology experience in cosmetic and laser procedures, and soon discovered her true passion.

In 2015, her extensive training, education, and commitment to ongoing studies earned her the title of Diplomate Fellowship through the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. This status is the highest available achievement within the profession as recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology. She is also a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants and an active member of the Texas Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Karen provides a wide range of skin health services, such as surgical excisions, skin cancer screening, and treatments for acne, psoriasis, and eczema. She is also experienced in advanced skin rejuvenation techniques and uses a customized approach for each patient based on their lifestyle and skin care needs. She believes that patient education and prevention is as important as the diagnosis and treatment of their condition.

In her spare time, you can often find Karen on the baseball field cheering on her children or trying out the newest food trucks.


"I saw PA Karen today! She took her time answering my questions and educating me on the specifics for me and my skin. She was personable and friendly! After a few minutes of talking with her my insecurities were a distant thought. I can not say enough good about her! I have never chosen a provider the same day as a consult, BUT it was clear she knew exactly what I wanted and knew how to give me that while doing what was best for me and my appearance. I left feeling like I made the best decision by choosing her & Skin MD (with the help of Miranda )!"



"I have had 2 appointments with Karen and have been amazed. She never rushes through the appointment and makes sure you get the answers you need. She is passionate about helping her patients and it really shows in her bedside manner."



"Dr. Karen Sticka was by far the greatest dermatologist i have ever seen, she listens to my concerns and then proceeded to take care of them to the best of her ability. I suffer from severe cystic acne, and she managed to get rid of all my acne. She is a wonderful doctor, I would highly recommend. God bless her!"



"I just came from an appointment with Karen Sticka at Skin MD and am favorable impressed. All staff members were absolutely wonderful. I was quite nervous and apprehensive, but everyone was able to easy my concerns. Ms Sticka has a great bedside manner and seems to be quite knowledgeable. I couldn't have been more pleased with the whole experience."



"Service was perfect! I got a clear understanding on my condition as well as the meds that they were giving me. I was able to ask as many questions as I wanted. Room was very clean with lots of info to take home about the different services they provide. They also gave me an information sheet to take home about my condition. Highly recommend!"


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