Melody Hou, M.D., M.P.H.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 2500
Sacramento, CA 95817
Glassrock Building - Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic (Women's Clinic)
2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 4200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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.
M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 2003
M.P.H., Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008
B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1999
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2007
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2009
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society of Family Planning
Honors and Awards
APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, Boston University School of Medicine, 2012
Professor Louis Burke Award for Excellence in Colposcopy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2007
MD with Honors, Harvard Medical School, 2003
Summa cum Laude and Departmental Honors, Northwestern University, 1999
Phi Beta Kappa, Northwestern University, 1999
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, California, 1998
Select Recent Publications
Edlow, A.G., Hou, M.Y., Maurer, R., Benson, C., Delli-Bovi, L., Goldberg, A.B. Uterine Evacuation for Second-Trimester Fetal Death and Maternal Mortality. Obstet Gynecology 2011, 117 (2): 307-316.
Hou, M.Y., Hurwitz, S., Kavanagh, E., Fortin, J., Goldberg, A.B. Using Daily Text-Message Reminders to Improve Adherence with Oral Contraceptives: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecology 2010, 116 (3): 633-640
Grimes, D.A., Hou, M.Y., Lopez, L.M., Nanda, K. Do Clinical Experts Rely on the Cochrane Library? Obstet Gynecology 2008, 111 (2): 420-22.
Ciccone N.A., Lacza C.T., Hou M.Y., Gregory S.J., Kam K.Y., Xu S., Kaiser U.B. A Composite Element that Binds Basic Helix Loop Helix and Basic Leucine Zipper Transcription Factors Is Important for GnRH Regulation of the FSH??Gene. Mol Endocrinol 2008, 22 (8): 1908-23.
Rosenzweig, A.C., Huffman, D.L., Hou, M.Y., Wernimont, A.K., Pufahl, R.A., O’Halloran, T.V. Crystal Structure of the Atx1 Metallochaperone Protein at 1.02 A Resolution. Structure Fold Des 1999, 7: 605-17.