Melody Y. Hou, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G.

Specialties

Family Planning

Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Title

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Medical Student Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Associate Director of Complex Family Planning Fellowship

Reviews

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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2500
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
916-734-6900

Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

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. 

Division

Family Planning

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

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

Residency

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA 2004-2007

Fellowships

Family Planning, Brigham and Women�s Hospital, Boston MA 2007-2009

Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology,

Professional Memberships

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.