Helena Beth Pasieka, MD| Dermatology | MedStar Health

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

4.7 out of 5 (202 reviews)

Specialties: Dermatology

Languages: German, 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 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

301-951-2400

Fax 301-951-2401

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB 410S
Washington, DC, 20010

301-951-2400

Fax 301-951-2401

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • United Navigate
    • Kaiser Select
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • United Choice Plus
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • United Choice
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Virginia Premier
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • I-SNP
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Carefirst EPO
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • D-SNP)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • United Student Resources
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Cigna EPO
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Tricare East Select
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Tricare East Prime
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University (2014)

Residency: University of Michigan Health System (2009)

Graduate: University of Washington Div of Pulmonary Critical Care/Sleep Medicine (2006)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.7
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.7
  • Nov 28, 2023

    Dr. was very patient and nice, knowledged.

  • Nov 7, 2023

    Good!

  • Nov 7, 2023

    Dr. P. is the best - so smart, kind, and effective in communicating. I'm fortunate to have her care.