Helena Beth Pasieka, MD, MS
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (130 reviews)

Specialities: Dermatology

Languages: English

(301) 951-2401

About me

Helena Pasieka, MD, is the director of Inpatient and Consultative Dermatology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Pasieka is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology. Dr. Pasieka obtained her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at University of Michigan, and a Dermatology residency at Johns Hopkins University. She also obtained a Masters of Science degree in Biostatistics and Clinical Research Design from the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, and a translational research fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her areas of research include inpatient and consultative dermatology, severe skin disease, and skin manifestations of internal disease or immunosuppression. She is also interested in issues related to access to dermatology and dermatology in public health.

Dr. Pasieka is a member of many professional societies, including the Association of Professors of Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society for Dermatology Hospitalists and the American College of Physicians. She is actively involved in research, and has authored many publications and abstracts, and has presented at several national and international conferences.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Hair Diseases
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Examination
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Wart Removal
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormalities Of The Skin
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acral Lentiginous Melanoma
  • Actinic Keratosis Ak
  • Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis
  • Albinism
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Vasculitis
  • Alopecia
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Anal Condyloma
  • Anal Warts
  • Angioma
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Atrophie Blanche
  • Atypical Mole
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Becker Melanosis
  • Bedbugs
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Benign Neoplasm Of The Lip
  • Blister
  • Blistering Disorder
  • Boil
  • Brittle Nails
  • Bruising
  • Bullous Disease
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Burns
  • Cafe Au Lait Spots
  • Calcinosis Cutis
  • Candidiasis
  • Carbuncle
  • Cellulite
  • Cellulitis
  • Cellulitis Of The Buttock
  • Cellulitis Of The Leg
  • Cellulitis Of The Neck
  • Cherry Angioma
  • Cold Sore
  • Condyloma Lata
  • Condylomata Acuminata
  • Congenital Dermal Melanocytosis
  • Congenital Nevi
  • Contact And Allergic Dermatitis Of The Eyelid
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Crows Feet
  • Cutaneous Amyloidosis
  • Cutaneous Candidiasis
  • Cutaneous Horn
  • Cutaneous Larva Migrans
  • Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous Vasculitis
  • Cutis Laxa
  • Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica Congenita
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Dermatographism
  • Dermatomycoses
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dyschromia
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyskeratosis Follicularis
  • Dysplastic Nevus
  • Ear Dermatitis
  • Ectodermal Dysplasias
  • Eczema
  • Edema Of Eyelid
  • Epidermal Nevi
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Erythema Ab Igne
  • Erythema Marginatum
  • Erythema Migrans
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Erythema Nodosum
  • Erythematosquamous Dermatosis
  • Erythroderma
  • Facial Aging
  • Female Alopecia
  • First Degree Burns
  • Folliculitis
  • Freckles
  • Frown Lines
  • Furuncle
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Herpes Female
  • Genital Herpes Male
  • Genital Warts
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Glossitis
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Granuloma Annulare
  • Granuloma Inguinale
  • Growth On Head
  • Growth On Neck
  • Hair Diseases
  • Hairy Tongue
  • Hand Dermatitis
  • Head Cyst
  • Head Lump
  • Head Papilloma
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Simplex Dermatitis Of The Eyelid
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpes Zoster Dermatitis Of Eyelid
  • Herpetic Stomatitis
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Hirsutism
  • Human Papilloma Virus Hpv
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hyperkeratosis
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Hyperpigmentation Of Eyelids
  • Hypertrichosis
  • Hypohidrosis
  • Hypopigmentation
  • Ichthyosis
  • Impetigo
  • Impetigo Herpetiformis
  • Inclusion Cyst
  • Incontinentia Pigmenti
  • Inflammation Of The Eyelid
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Ear
  • Keloid
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Keratoacanthoma
  • Keratoderma
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Kerion
  • Lentigo
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lice
  • Lichen Nitidus
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Lichen Sclerosus Of The Penis
  • Lichen Sclerosus Of The Vulva
  • Lichen Simplex
  • Linear Iga Bullous Disease
  • Lip Disease
  • Lipomas
  • Livedo Reticularis
  • Livedoid Vasculopathy
  • Liver Spots
  • Localized Scleroderma
  • Lupus Panniculitis
  • Lymphangioma
  • Malassezia Furfur
  • Male Pattern Baldness
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Of The Eyelid
  • Melanoma On Finger
  • Melanoma On Hand
  • Melasma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Milia
  • Miliaria
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Mucinosis
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Nail Disease
  • Neck Papilloma
  • Necrobiosis Lipoidica
  • Neurofibroma
  • Nevus
  • Nevus Flammeus
  • Non Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Onychomycosis
  • Panniculitis
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Paronychia
  • Pemphigus Vulgaris
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Periorbital Cellulitis
  • Petechiae
  • Photodamage
  • Photosensitivity
  • Pickers Nodule
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Pilar Cyst
  • Pityriasis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poikiloderma
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polymorphous Light Eruption
  • Pre Cancers Of The Skin
  • Prurigo Nodularis
  • Pruritic Urticarial Papules And Plaques Of Pregancy Pupp
  • Pruritus
  • Pseudofolliculitis Barbae
  • Psoriasis
  • Pubic Lice
  • Purpura
  • Pustule
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Pyogenic Granuloma
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Salmon Patches
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scalp Psoriasis
  • Scaly Skin
  • Sebaceous Hyperplasia
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Sezary Syndrome
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Bullae
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Disease
  • Skin Pigmentation
  • Skin Spots
  • Skin Tag
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Solar Dermatitis
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Carcinoma In Situ
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Skin Of Lip
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Skin
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Stasis Dermatitis
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome
  • Subacute Cutaneous Lupus
  • Sunburn
  • Sunspots
  • Sweat Gland Carcinoma
  • Sweet Syndrome
  • Telangiectasia
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Blanca
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Cruris
  • Tinea Manus
  • Tinea Nigra
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Trachonychia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Unwanted Hair
  • Urticaria
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles
  • Xanthoma
  • Xerosis
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Procedures I perform

  • Biologic Therapy For Skin Diseases
  • Biopsy Of External Ear
  • Biopsy Of Eyelid
  • Biopsy Of Lip
  • Body Piercing
  • Chemical Skin Peel
  • Chemodenervation Eccrine Glands
  • Cosmetic Botox
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermoscopy
  • Destruction Of Benign Skin Lesions
  • Destruction Of Premalignant Skin Lesions
  • Electrosurgery For Skin Lesions
  • Excision Of Benign Lesions
  • Excision Of Malignant Lesions
  • Incision And Drainage
  • Isotretinoin
  • Juvederm
  • Laser Treatment Of Skin
  • Liposuction
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Examination
  • Mole Mapping
  • Non Surgical Face Lift
  • Rejuvenation
  • Restylane
  • Sclerotherapy For Spider Veins
  • Sebaceous Cyst Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Chemosurgery
  • Skin Examination
  • Skin Fillers
  • Skin Resurfacing And Rejuvenation
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Wart Removal
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
1A50A
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-2835

Fax 202-877-6309

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Residency Program: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2015)

Graduate Education: Johns Hopkins Hospital (2015)

Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins University Hospital (2014)

Graduate Education: University of Michigan (2010)

Residency Program: University of Michigan Hospitals (2009)

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine (2006)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.6
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Aug 10, 2021

    Dr Pasieka is very kind and her knowledge is highly satisfactory and she is very professional

  • Jun 29, 2021

    Dr. Pasieka is great! She was thorough and informative. I really appreciated her attentiveness. She clearly loves her job and took great care of me!

  • Jun 29, 2021

    very attentive and informative