Helena Beth Pasieka, MD,MS| Dermatology | MedStar Health

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

4.8 out of 5 (196 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
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • United Student Resources
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Tricare Prime
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)

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

  • 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.)

    4.8
  • 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 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.

  • Oct 31, 2023

    Dr. Pasieka is AWESOME!!!