Christina E. Dancz, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Part-Time)

Director of Residency Program

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Christina Dancz, MD, MPH is a native Southern Californian who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology at the University of Maryland. She then moved to Boston to attend a joint program at Harvard Medical School and MIT before returning to California for residency at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and continued on to complete a Masters degree in Public Health and fellowship in Female Pelvic Floor Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery under the guidance of Dr. Begüm Özel. Dr. Dancz is currently an active staff member and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Keck Medical School. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program Director at USC/LAC+USC. Dr. Dancz’s research interests include the effects of pelvic organ prolapse, medical education and quality improvement. She is active in student, resident and fellow education and has received numerous teaching awards. In her personal life, she has three active daughters, and tries to make time for dancing and social activism.


  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), 2130 Priest Bridge Drive, Suite 7, Cr: APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, 2020-2021
  • Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California: Lester T. Hibbard Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2020-2021
  • Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California: Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award, 2018-2018
  • Council for Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology: CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education, 2017-2017
  • Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California: Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015-2015
  • Department of Medical Education and the Office of Continuing Medical Education, Keck School of Medic: Maurice Hitchcock Award for outstanding poster, Innovations in Medical Education Conference, 2014-2014
  • Council for Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology: CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education, 2013-2014


  • Progestin therapy for obese women with complex atypical hyperplasia: levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device vs systemic therapyAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 07; 223(1):103. e1-103. e13. . View in PubMed
  • Nationwide assessment of practice variability in the utilization of hysteropexy at laparoscopic apical suspension for uterine prolapse AJOG Glob Rep. 2024 Feb; 4(1):100322. . View in PubMed
  • Reconstructive Surgery at Hysterectomy for Patients With Uterine Prolapse and Gynecologic Malignancy Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Dec 01; 142(6):1487-1490. . View in PubMed
  • Rates of unanticipated premalignant and malignant lesions at the time of hysterectomy performed for pelvic organ prolapse in an underscreened population AJOG Glob Rep. 2023 May; 3(2):100217. . View in PubMed
  • Incidence, characteristics, and maternal outcomes of pregnancy with uterine prolapse Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2023 08; 5(8):101020. . View in PubMed
  • Quantitation of 5a-androstanedione in normal women and women with PCOS J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2023 07; 231:106289. . View in PubMed
  • Endometrial safety of low-dose vaginal estrogens Menopause. 2023 06 01; 30(6):650-658. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of prunes on gastrointestinal function after benign gynecological surgery: a randomized control trial Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2022 Dec; 407(8):3803-3810. . View in PubMed
  • Re: Sze et al-“Adverse Events for Overactive Bladder Medications From a Public Federal Database” Urogynecology (Hagerstown). 2022 Nov 01; 28(11):793-794. . View in PubMed
  • Estimated costs of preoperative evaluation of postmenopausal hysterectomy for prolapse at a safety-net hospital: an observational descriptive study AJOG Glob Rep. 2022 Aug; 2(3):100078. . View in PubMed
  • Opioid Consumption After Urogynecologic Surgery: A Prospective Multicenter Observational Study Using a Text-Messaging Survey Tool Urogynecology (Hagerstown). 2022 09 01; 28(9):582-589. . View in PubMed
  • Patient Experience of Antimuscarinic Treatment for Overactive Bladder: A Qualitative Exploration of Online Forum Content Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2022 03 01; 28(3):e49-e54. . View in PubMed
  • Translation and linguistic validation of the Female Genitourinary Pain Index in Spanish Int Urogynecol J. 2021 Dec; 32(12):3217-3222. . View in PubMed
  • Editorial Comment J Urol. 2021 10; 206(4):984. . View in PubMed
  • Acceptability of Text Messaging and Disparities in Mobile Health Access in Women’s Health Care: A Survey Study Telemed J E Health. 2021 08; 27(8):866-873. . View in PubMed
  • Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021 05 01; 27(5):328-333. . View in PubMed
  • Lavender Aromatherapy for Anxiety and Pain During Multichannel Urodynamics: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021 11 01; 27(11):654-658. . View in PubMed
  • The Effect of a Diagnosis on Patients With Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome: A Qualitative Approach Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021 05 01; 27(5):e533-e537. . View in PubMed
  • Route-specific association of progestin therapy and concurrent metformin use in obese women with complex atypical hyperplasia Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2020 09; 30(9):1331-1339. . View in PubMed
  • Role of sex steroid hormones in pelvic organ prolapse Menopause. 2020 08; 27(8):941-951. . View in PubMed
  • Atlas of Urogynecologic Surgery, editors Yazdany T, Ostergard DR Treatment of mesh in the bladder. 2020; 156-159. . View in PubMed
  • Effectiveness of progestin-based therapy for morbidly obese women with complex atypical hyperplasia Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2019 03; 299(3):801-808. . View in PubMed
  • Randomized controlled trial of 2% lidocaine gel versus water-based lubricant for multi-channel urodynamics Int Urogynecol J. 2018 09; 29(9):1297-1302. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of pessary use on hydronephrosis in women with advanced pelvic organ prolapse: a self-selected interventional trial Int Urogynecol J. 2017 Oct; 28(10):1589-1593. . View in PubMed
  • Handbook of Gynecology Pelvic Organ Prolapse: DiagnosisTreatmentand Avoiding Complications. 2017. . View in PubMed
  • Prediction of concurrent endometrial carcinoma in women with endometrial hyperplasia Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Nov; 139(2):261-7. . View in PubMed
  • Prevalence of Hydronephrosis in Women With Advanced Pelvic Organ Prolapse Urology. 2015 Aug; 86(2):250-4. . View in PubMed
  • Comparison of 2 simulation models for teaching obstetric anal sphincter repair Simul Healthc. 2014 Oct; 9(5):325-30. . View in PubMed
  • Comparison of the POP-Q examination, transvaginal ultrasound, and direct anatomic measurement of cervical length Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Apr; 25(4):457-64. . View in PubMed
  • The relationship between uterine leiomyomata and pelvic floor symptoms Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Feb; 25(2):241-8. . View in PubMed
  • Spanish translation and validation of four short pelvic floor disorders questionnaires Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Apr; 24(4):655-70. . View in PubMed
  • Is there a pelvic organ prolapse threshold that predicts bladder outflow obstruction? Int Urogynecol J. 2011 Jul; 22(7):863-8.. View in PubMed
  • Assessment of intraoperative judgment during gynecologic surgery using the Script Concordance TestAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Sep; 203(3):240. e1-6. . View in PubMed
  • Colorectal and anal symptoms in women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse Int Urogynecol J. 2010 Feb; 21(2):187-91. . View in PubMed
  • Massive cystic degeneration of a pedunculated leiomyoma Fertil Steril. 2008 Oct; 90(4):1180-1. . View in PubMed
  • Characterization of N-terminal interferon tau mutants: P26L affords enhanced activity and lack of toxicity Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2004 Feb; 229(2):194-202. . View in PubMed
  • Inducible control of virulence gene expression in Listeria monocytogenes: temporal requirement of listeriolysin O during intracellular infection J Bacteriol. 2002 Nov; 184(21):5935-45. . View in PubMed