Dr. Karen Ruth Roche MD Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Karen Roche is a plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Allegheny General Hospital and UPMC Passavant. She received her medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has been in practice for 39 years. Dr. Roche accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 5 doctors at Allegheny General Hospital and one of 9 at UPMC Passavant who specialize in Plastic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Plastic Surgeon: General Plastic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Allegheny General Hospital-Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1978–1979

Allegheny General Hospital-Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency, Plastic Surgery, 1980–1982

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1975–1977

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Class of 1975

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certified in Plastic Surgery

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Health Net Arizona PPO/POS
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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