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.
Director, Medical Student Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic
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
M.P.H., Clinical effectiveness, Concentration in Epidemiology, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston MA 2008
B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston IL 1999
Society of Family Planning
Select Honors and Awards:
APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, 2013
APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, Boston University School of Medicine, 2012
ASCCP Louis Burke Award in Excellence in Colposcopy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2007
The Endocrine Society Medical Student Achievement Award, Harvard Medical School, 2003
Hollis L. Albright Award, 2001
The Endocrine Society Student Research Fellowship Award, 2000
Select Recent Publications:
Sonalkar, S., Hou, My.Y. Borgatta L., Administration of the etonogestrel contraceptive implant on the day of mifepristone for medical abortion: a pilot study. Contraception. 2013;88(5):671-673.
Borgatta L., Ronari D., Sonalkar S., Mark A, Hou MY, Finneseth M. Vragovi O. Mifepristone vs. osmotic dilator insertion for cervical preparation prior to surgical abortion at 14-16 weeks: a randomized trial. Contraception. 2012;86:567-71.
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.