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Karen G. Benik, MD

Accepting New Patients
Saddleback Dermatology
23832 Rockfield Boulevard, Suite 210
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Speaks: English

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About Karen G. Benik

Dr. Benik is a board certified dermatologist with over 25 years of experience in medical and surgical dermatology with a special emphasis on cosmetic and laser dermatology. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at California State University of Long Beach, where she graduated summa cum laude. She went on to the University of California, Irvine, where she received her medical degree, completed her Dermatology Residency and was named Resident Teacher of the year. She is a published author in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, studying Retin A and its effects on skin and photo aging.
Dr. Benik has spent 14 years as an Associate Clinical Professor in Dermatology at UCI where she taught both surgery and supervised outpatient clinics. She has served as both a member of the Board of Directors and President of the Orange County Society of Dermatologists. As part of her dedication to improving public awareness of skin care, Dr. Benik has been featured on several radio and television programs including Cox 3’s The Mix and American Health Journal on PBS. Dr. Benik has also been named a “Top Orange County Dermatologist” by Orange Coast Magazine. Dr. Benik has a true passion for the field of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology and remains committed to the individual needs of her patients.
Medical School

University of California- Irvine- College of Med.


St. Mary Medical Center- Long Beach


UC Irvine School of Medicine


UC Irvine School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
Saddleback Dermatology
23832 Rockfield Boulevard, Suite 210
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Affiliated Locations

Mission Hospital, Laguna Beach
Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo