Karen G. Benik, MD

I have been in private group practice since 1991 with Saddleback Dermatology Associates. I am also affiliated with the University of California, Irvine as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Dermatology, and am past president of the Orange County Dermatology Society.

We provide general dermatology, dermatological surgery with a special interest in skin cancer, and cosmetic dermatology-including laser, Botox, collagen, chemical peels, and sclerotherapy. Laser surgery is my subspecialty and area of expertise with emphasis on laser resurfacing of wrinkles and facial scarring, removal of birthmarks, tattoos, age spots, and capillaries as well as laser hair removal.

I enjoy the practice of dermatology and try to incorporate preventative skin care and maintenance regimens for the skin into the daily diagnosis, treatment, and enhancement of the skin.

This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.


  • Dermatology

Types of Care


Medical Education
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Date Completed:
June 1 1986
UC Irvine School of Medicine

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