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Joseph G Ouzounian, MD
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Clinical Scholar)
Chief, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
IRD 204 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 409 3306

Overview

Joseph Ouzounian, MD is a Professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is also Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Ouzounian received his MD degree from USC, and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology and his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at USC. Dr. Ouzounian is board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. At the University he is actively involved in research, teaching, and clinical practice. He has published extensively in scholarly medical journals and textbooks on topics in high risk obstetrics and perinatal medicine.

As part of Keck Medicine of USC and the USC Perinatal Group, Dr. Ouzounian provides patients prenatal diagnosis, first trimester and second trimester genetic screening, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), obstetric ultrasound, and consultative management of high-risk pregnancies. He is a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. He can be contacted at jouzouni@usc.edu, or by calling our Pasadena office at (626) 796-2700.

Publications

Ouzounian JG, Ludington C, Chan S. Isolated choroid plexus cyst or echogenic cardiac focus on prenatal ultrasound: is genetic amniocentesis indicated? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jun; 196(6):595. e1-3; discussion 595. e3. View in: PubMed

Ouzounian JG. Shoulder Dystocia: Incidence and Risk Factors. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Dec; 59(4):791-794. View in: PubMed

Van Winden KR, Poisson JL, Lee RH, Agarwal R, Ouzounian JG, Shulman IA. Non-specific red cell reactivity in an obstetric population. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Sep; 29(17):2848-51. View in: PubMed

Blue NR, Van Winden KR, Pathak B, Barton L, Opper N, Lane CJ, Ramanathan R, Ouzounian JG, Lee RH. Neonatal Outcomes by Mode of Delivery in Preterm Birth. Am J Perinatol. 2015 Dec; 32(14):1292-7. View in: PubMed

Chon AH, Korst LM, Llanes A, Miller DA, Ouzounian JG, Chmait RH. Midtrimester isolated polyhydramnios in monochorionic diamniotic multiple gestations. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Sep; 211(3):303. e1-5. View in: PubMed

Patel S, Pinheiro M, Felix JC, Opper N, Ouzounian JG, Lee RH. A case-control review of placentas from patients with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2014 Aug; 33(4):210-5. View in: PubMed

Patel S, Korst LM, Llanes A, Lee RH, Ouzounian JG, Chmait RH. Chorioamniotic membrane separation over the cervical os ("moon sign") in twin-twin transfusion syndrome. J Ultrasound Med. 2014 Jul; 33(7):1147-54. View in: PubMed

Ouzounian JG. Risk factors for neonatal brachial plexus palsy. Semin Perinatol. 2014 Jun; 38(4):219-21. View in: PubMed

Chmait RH, Korst LM, Llanes A, Mullin P, Lee RH, Ouzounian JG. Perioperative characteristics associated with preterm birth in twin-twin transfusion syndrome treated by laser surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep; 209(3):264. e1-8. View in: PubMed

Aghideh FK, Mullin PM, Ingles S, Ouzounian JG, Opper N, Wilson ML, Miller DA, Lee RH. A comparison of obstetrical outcomes with labor induction agents used at term. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Aug 27. View in: PubMed

Stohl HE, Ouzounian J, Rick AM, Hueppchen NA, Bienstock JL. Thyroid disease and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM): is there a connection? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Jul; 26(11):1139-42. View in: PubMed

Lee RH, Ouzounian JG, Goodwin TM, Incerpi MH, Miller DA, Zhang K, Caulfield MP, Reitz R, Stanczyk FZ. Bile acid concentration reference ranges in a pregnant Latina population. Am J Perinatol. 2013 May; 30(5):389-93. View in: PubMed

Ouzounian JG, Korst LM, Miller DA, Lee RH. Brachial plexus palsy and shoulder dystocia: obstetric risk factors remain elusive. Am J Perinatol. 2013 Apr; 30(4):303-7. View in: PubMed

Mordwinkin NM, Ouzounian JG, Yedigarova L, Montoro MN, Louie SG, Rodgers KE. Alteration of endothelial function markers in women with gestational diabetes and their fetuses. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Mar; 26(5):507-12. View in: PubMed

Kamyar M, Barton L, Miller DA, Ouzounian JG. Severe brachial plexus palsy in women without shoulder dystocia. In reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Mar; 121(3):686. View in: PubMed

Hammad IA, Chauhan SP, Gherman RB, Ouzounian JG, Hill JB, Abuhamad AZ. Neonatal brachial plexus palsy with vaginal birth after cesarean delivery: a case-control study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Mar; 208(3):229. e1-5. View in: PubMed

Kamyar M, Barton L, Miller DA, Ouzounian JG. In reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jan; 121(1):191-2. View in: PubMed

Epstein A, Wing DA, Ouzounian JG, Miller DA, Lee RH. Helicobacter pylori and thrombocytopenia in the pregnant hispanic population. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2012 Dec; 25(12):2588-90. View in: PubMed

King JR, Korst LM, Miller DA, Ouzounian JG. Increased composite maternal and neonatal morbidity associated with ultrasonographically suspected fetal macrosomia. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2012 Oct; 25(10):1953-9. View in: PubMed

Torki M, Barton L, Miller DA, Ouzounian JG. Severe brachial plexus palsy in women without shoulder dystocia. Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Sep; 120(3):539-41. View in: PubMed

Ouzounian JG, Elkayam U. Physiologic changes during normal pregnancy and delivery. Cardiol Clin. 2012 Aug; 30(3):317-29. View in: PubMed

Ouzounian JG, Gherman RB, Chauhan S, Battista LR, Lee RH. Recurrent shoulder dystocia: analysis of incidence and risk factors. Am J Perinatol. 2012 Aug; 29(7):515-8. View in: PubMed

Hong A, Mullin PM, Al-Marayati L, Peyre SE, Muderspach L, Macdonald H, Ouzounian JG, Miller DA, Opper N, Lee RH. A low-fidelity total abdominal hysterectomy teaching model for obstetrics and gynecology residents. Simul Healthc. 2012 Apr; 7(2):123-6. View in: PubMed

Ouzounian JG, Hernandez GD, Korst LM, Montoro MM, Battista LR, Walden CL, Lee RH. Pre-pregnancy weight and excess weight gain are risk factors for macrosomia in women with gestational diabetes. J Perinatol. 2011 Nov; 31(11):717-21. View in: PubMed

Ouzounian JG, Miller DA, Hiebert CJ, Battista LR, Lee RH. Vaginal birth after cesarean section: risk of uterine rupture with labor induction. Am J Perinatol. 2011 Sep; 28(8):593-6. View in: PubMed

Hernandez GD, Korst LM, Goodwin TM, Miller DA, Caughey AB, Ouzounian JG. Late pregnancy complications can affect risk estimates of elective induction of labor. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2011 Jun; 24(6):787-94. View in: PubMed

Ouzounian JG, Rosenheck R, Lee RH, Yedigarova L, Walden CL, Korst LM. One-hour post-glucola results and pre-pregnancy body mass index are associated with the need for insulin therapy in women with gestational diabetes. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2011 May; 24(5):718-22. View in: PubMed

Ouzounian JG, Korst LM, Lee RH. Cervical length and delivery outcomes in patients with prophylactic cervical cerclage. Am J Perinatol. 2011 Apr; 28(4):273-6. View in: PubMed

Gherman RB, Ouzounian JG, Chauhan S. Posterior arm shoulder dystocia alleviated by the Zavanelli maneuver. Am J Perinatol. 2010 Oct; 27(9):749-51. View in: PubMed

Gherman RB, Chauhan S, Ouzounian JG, Lerner H, Gonik B, Goodwin TM. Shoulder dystocia: the unpreventable obstetric emergency with empiric management guidelines. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Sep; 195(3):657-72. View in: PubMed

Ouzounian JG, Gherman RB. Shoulder dystocia: are historic risk factors reliable predictors? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Jun; 192(6):1933-5; discussion 1935-8. View in: PubMed

Gherman RB, Ouzounian JG, Satin AJ, Goodwin TM, Phelan JP. A comparison of shoulder dystocia-associated transient and permanent brachial plexus palsies. Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Sep; 102(3):544-8. View in: PubMed

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