Melody Y. Hou, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Associate Professor
- Director, Medical Student Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Associate Director of Complex Family Planning Fellowship
General gynecology with a subspecialty in family planning. Dr. Hou's research interests include: contraceptive advances and utilization; employing technology to assist in family planning; abnormal intrauterine pregnancy; medical management of early pregnancy failure; and medical student education.
M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 2003
M.P.H., Clinical effectiveness, Concentration in Epidemiology, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston MA 2008
B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston IL 1999
Internship: Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2003-2004
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA 2004-2007
Family Planning, Brigham and Women�s Hospital, Boston MA 2007-2009
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society of Family Planning
Honors and Awards
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Hospitals Award for Excellence in Teaching in Clinical Sciences, 2014, 2020
Sacramento Magazine�s 2019 Top Doctors, 2019
Gold Humanism Honor Society, UC Davis: Faculty Inductee, 2018
Deans Award for Excellence: Inspirational Faculty Educator, 2017
Select Recent Publications
Creinin MD, Hou MY, Dalton L, Steward R, Chen MJ. Mifepristone antagonization with progesterone to prevent medical abortion: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2020;135(1). PMID 21809439.
Mokkarala S, Creinin MD, Wilson MD, Yee NS, Hou MY. Comparing preoperative dating and postoperative dating for second trimester surgical abortions. Contraception. 2019;101(2020):5-9. PMID 31226319.
Muramoto OT, Calfee AL, Shorter JM, Creinin MD, Hou MY. Quality improvement: changing patterns of antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical abortion. J Healthc Qual. 2017;39(5):e79-83. PMID 27984358.
Cutler KE, Creinin MD, Balagtas JS, Hou MY. Rate of abnormal bleeding and contraception counseling in women undergoing chemotherapy. J Community Support Oncol. 2016;8(14):337-341. DOI: 10.12788/jcso.0290.
Hou MY. Discordant relationship between Essure microinsert position and tubal occlusion. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Jul 27:1-3. PMID: 27466315.
Hou MY, McNicholas C, Creinin MD. Combined Oral Contraceptive Treatment for Bleeding Complaints with the Etonogestrel Contraceptive Implant: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Eur J Contra Reprod Health. 2016;21(5):361-6. PMID: 27419258.
Chen MJ, Creinin MD, Rounds KM, Cansino C, Hou MY. Comparing Office and Telephone Follow-up after Medical Abortion. Contraception. 2016;94(2):122-6. PMID: 27101901.
Hou MY. Uncomplicated abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol in a hemophilia A carrier. Contraception. 2016;94(2):187-9. PMID: 27085601.
Hou MY, Hurwitz S, Kavanagh E, Fortin J, Goldberg AB. Using Daily Text-Message Reminders to Improve Adherence with Oral Contraceptives: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecology. 2010;116 (3):633-640.