Obstetrics & Gynecology Directors of Education
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Director of Residency Program
Clara K. Paik, M.D.
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.
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Director of Medical Student Education
Melody Y. Hou, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G.
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.