Obstetrics and Gynecology

Keck School of Medicine of USC

 Obstetrics and Gynecology

LAC+USC Medical Center achieves federal goal of reducing Cesarean births

November 7th, 2016|

LAC+USC Medical Center has earned a spot on a hospital honor roll for reducing Cesarean births (C-sections) among first-time moms with low-risk pregnancies.

The medical center, supported by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine, is among 104 hospitals in the state that met or surpassed a federal goal aimed at

Remembering Daniel Mishell

September 16th, 2016|

A memorial service was held in honor of Daniel R. Mishell Jr., MD, a longtime professor and former chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He died on May 4 at the age of 84.

 

Click here to watch the service.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September 15th, 2016|

This year marks the 13th annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. According to the American Cancer Society statistics, this year, approximately 22,800 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2016, approximately 14,240 women will die in the United States from this disease. In the United

Brain Imaging Study Reveals High-Calorie Food Cravings After Starting Depo-Provera Regimen

May 17th, 2016|

Researchers believe counseling to mitigate unwanted weight gain would help women stay on birth control, prevent more unintended pregnancies

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have found that the contraceptive injection depo medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), more widely known as Depo-Provera, can increase activity in the “reward” areas of the brain stimulated by food. Additionally,

In Memoriam: Daniel R. Mishell Jr.

May 13th, 2016|

Daniel R. Mishell Jr., MD, a longtime professor and former chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, died May 4. He was 84.

“Daniel R. Mishell Jr., MD, had been a leader in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for almost 40 years until his recent retirement.”

Keck School faculty performs rare fetal cardiac procedure for first time in Southern California

March 9th, 2016|

Last August, the Davila family was given devastating news: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) cardiologists confirmed that their 27-week-old fetus suffered from hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) with restrictive atrial septum, which prevented blood returning from the fetus’s lungs from circulating back into the body

The parents were told that their child, when born, faced open-heart

Stanczyk receives Distinguished Researcher Award

November 10th, 2015|

Frank Z. Stanczyk, PhD, professor of research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Association of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

This award recognizes an ASRM member who has made outstanding contributions to clinical or basic research in reproduction published during the previous 10 years.