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UC Davis Health System

Melody Hou, M.D., M.P.H. View profile as PDF

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.


Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Obstetrics and Gynecology


Glassrock Building - Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic (Women's Clinic)
2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 4200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-6363

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic
4860 Y St., Suite 2500
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-6900
Phone: 916-734-0171

Additional Phone:

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


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


University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2004


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

Select 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.

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).