Melody Hou, M.D., M.P.H.


Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
To see if Melody Hou is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Glassrock Building - Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic (Women's Clinic)

2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 4200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2500
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

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

Clinical Interests

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

Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009

Professional Memberships

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.