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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology Directors of Education



Obstetrics & Gynecology - Director of Residency Program

Clara K. Paik, M.D.
Professor
Director of Gynecologic Specialties
Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Clara Paik received her Bachelor of Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her MD from the University of California, San Francisco and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha society. She concluded her formal education with both her Internship and Residency at the University of California, Davis in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Paik joined the faculty at UC Davis in 2001 and has been the Interim Director of the OB/GYN Residency program and Director of the Gynecologic Specialties division since July 2011.

Dr. Paik is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG); the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and the Northern California Ob/Gyn Society (NORCAL) for which she has been past President.

Dr. Paik's clinical and academic interests include gynecologic surgery, fibroids and chronic pelvis pain.  Dr. Paik received the Richard H. Oi Excellence in Resident Teaching Award in 2008 and the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology National Faculty Award (CREOG Teaching Award) in 2005 and 2013.

Obstetrics & Gynecology - Associate Director of Residency Program

Véronique Taché, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Véronique Taché received her Bachelor of Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating Cum Laude with a major in Psychobiology and a minor in Public Policy. She obtained her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.She went on to do her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of California, Davis followed by a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. During her fellowship, she obtained a California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Interdisciplinary Stem Cell training grant, looking at the effects of hypoxia on mouse trophoblast stem cells.

Dr. Taché joined the faculty at the University of California, Davis in 2010 in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. In 2011, she was selected for a K30 mentored grant to pursue a Masters of Advanced Study in Clinical Research, which she received in June 2013. Her research was entitled "Predicting Early-Onset Preeclampsia in the General Population" and was a collaborative process with the California Genetic Disease Screening Program. She is also closely collaborating with the Center for Virtual Care to incorporate simulations in the residency and fellowship curriculum.

Dr. Taché is a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). She is also board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2009) and Maternal-Fetal Medicine (2012).

While in residency, Dr. Taché received teaching awards in 2005, 2006 and 2007.  She also received a teaching award in 2008 as a fellow. In 2012, she was awarded the Richard H. Oi Excellence in Resident Teaching Award by the Ob/Gyn residents. Dr. Taché's clinical and academic interests include multiple gestations, growth restriction, early-onset preeclampsia, and simulation for OB emergencies.

Obstetrics & Gynecology - Assistant Director of Residency Program

Raymond Frink, M.D.
Assistant Residency Program Director
Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Raymond Frink received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of San Francisco.  He achieved a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles studying E. coli and a Postdoctoral Fellowship studying Herpes Simplex Virus at the University of California, Irvine.  Following his research career he received his MD from the University of California, Davis and completed his residency at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco.

He has practice with The Permanente Medical Group in the Roseville / Sacramento, California since 1991.  Dr Frink is a member of the Volunteer Clinical Faculty at UC Davis and has been the Site Director of the OB/GYN Residency program at the Sacramento and Roseville Kaiser Hospitals since March 2011.

Dr. Frink is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), has served on the Committee on Legislation for ACOG District IX, and is a Physician Communication Consultant within The Permanente Medical Group since 1999.   

Dr. Frink's clinical and academic interests include high risk obstetrics, urogynecology, effective patient / staff / physician communication and general gynecology.  Dr. Frink received the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology National Faculty Award (CREOG Teaching Award) in 2012.

Obstetrics & Gynecology - Director of Medical Student Education

Melody Y. Hou, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G.
Assistant Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology Director of Medical Student Education

Dr. Melody Hou received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Molecular & Cellular Biology.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude with departmental honors.  She obtained her medical degree at Harvard Medical School from the Harvard-M.I.T. Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) with Honors in a Special Field and graduated Cum Laude. She finished an internship at UCLA Medical Center before returning to Boston for the remaining 3 years of Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center.  She went on to complete a M.P.H. at Harvard School of Public Health.  She concluded her education with a fellowship in Family Planning at Harvard Medical School: Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.

Dr. Hou went on to work with Planned Parenthood League of Massachuesetts and in July 2009 she became Assistant Director for Fellowship in Family Planning at Boston Medical Center.  She remained there for 3 years before coming to UC Davis in August 2012.

Dr. Hou’s clinical interests include complex contraception and medical comorbidities in pregnancy termination.  Her academic interests are medical student education, technology and contraception utilization, long-acting contraception and cervical preparation.  Dr. Hou received the APGO Excellence in Teaching Award from the medical students at Boston University in 2012.