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Laila Ingrid Muderspach, MD
Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
IRD 220 2020 Zonal Ave Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 409 3416


Dr. Muderspach has been committed to improving women’s health throughout her career. Her clinical expertise is in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of gynecologic malignancies. She believes in treating the “whole person” with respect, compassion and access to state of the art medicine and surgery. Her training at USC and UCLA, along with her vast clinical experience, have uniquely qualified her for her present position as the chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the residency program director. She has won numerous awards for her work teaching and caring for patients in Ob/Gyn. She is recognized in “Best Doctors” as selected by her peers.


LAC + USC: Women’s Choice Award, America’s Best Hospitals, Patient Safety, 2016

Los Angeles: Top Doctors , 2015-2016

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctors, 2013-2015

Best Doctors

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: National Faculty Award, 2007

CREOG: Teaching Award, 2006

Lester T. Hibbard : Faculty Teaching Award, 2004-2005

C.A.R.E.S. : Woman of the Year in Medicine, 2000

Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics: Excellent Teaching Award, 1998

American Cancer Society : Clinical Fellow, 1989-1990

American Medical Women's Associatoin: Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, 1985

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Mackenzie Foundation Scholarship


. Successful resuscitation after cardiac arrest secondary to carboplatin infusion: A case report Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2018 Feb; 23:7-9. View in: PubMed

. Intrauterine Device Use and Cervical Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Dec; 130(6):1226-1236. View in: PubMed

. Incidence of urinary tract injury and utility of routine cystoscopy during total laparoscopic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2017 Jun; 213:141-142. View in: PubMed

. Ovarian Conservation and Overall Survival in Young Women With Early-Stage Cervical Cancer Obstet Gynecol. 2017 01; 129(1):139-151. View in: PubMed

. Weight Change Pattern and Survival Outcome of Women with Endometrial Cancer Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Sep; 23(9):2988-97. View in: PubMed

. Surgical menopause and increased risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in endometrial cancer Menopause. 2016 Feb; 23(2):189-96. View in: PubMed

. Ovarian Conservation and Overall Survival in Young Women With Early-Stage Low-Grade Endometrial Cancer Obstet Gynecol. 2016 10; 128(4):761-70. View in: PubMed

. Langerhans cells from women with cervical precancerous lesions become functionally responsive against human papillomavirus after activation with stabilized Poly-I:C Clin Immunol. 2015 Dec; 161(2):197-208. View in: PubMed

. Relative Morbidity and Mortality of Panniculectomy-Combined Surgical Staging in Endometrial Cancer Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2015 Oct; 25(8):1503-12. View in: PubMed

. Lymph Node Micrometastases in Early-Stage Cervical Cancer are Not Predictive of Survival Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2015 Jul; 34(4):379-84. View in: PubMed

. Time interval between endometrial biopsy and surgical staging for type I endometrial cancer: association between tumor characteristics and survival outcome Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Feb; 125(2):424-33. View in: PubMed

. Significance of adenomyosis on tumor progression and survival outcome of endometrial cancer Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Dec; 21(13):4246-55. View in: PubMed

. Endometrial echo complex thickness in postmenopausal endometrial cancer Gynecol Oncol. 2013 Oct; 131(1):109-12. View in: PubMed

. Predictive model of venous thromboembolism in endometrial cancer Gynecol Oncol. 2013 Mar; 128(3):544-51. View in: PubMed

. Novel application of a fecal management system for vaginal use in radiotherapy-associated rectovaginal fistula Palliat Med. 2013 Jan; 27(1):91-3. View in: PubMed

. Phase II study of gemcitabine and docetaxel in recurrent platinum resistant ovarian cancer Cancer Invest. 2012 May; 30(4):295-9. View in: PubMed

. A low-fidelity total abdominal hysterectomy teaching model for obstetrics and gynecology residents Simul Healthc. 2012 Apr; 7(2):123-6. View in: PubMed

. Psychosocial adjustment among low-income Latina cervical cancer patients J Psychosoc Oncol. 2011; 29(5):515-33. View in: PubMed

. Cancer treatment adherence among low-income women with breast or gynecologic cancer: a randomized controlled trial of patient navigation Cancer. 2009 Oct 01; 115(19):4606-15. View in: PubMed

. HER2 gene amplification and EGFR expression in a large cohort of surgically staged patients with nonendometrioid (type II) endometrial cancer Br J Cancer. 2009 Jan 13; 100(1):89-95. View in: PubMed

. Impact of laparoscopic experience on performance on laparoscopic training drills among obstetrics and gynecology residents: a pilot study J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2009 Jan-Feb; 16(1):72-5. View in: PubMed

. High-grade cervical disease in adolescents with HIV J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2008 Jul; 12(3):199-203. View in: PubMed

. Safety and tolerability of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate among HIV-infected women on antiretroviral therapy: ACTG A5093 Contraception. 2008 Feb; 77(2):84-90. View in: PubMed

. Radiation therapy with or without weekly cisplatin for bulky stage 1B cervical carcinoma: follow-up of a Gynecologic Oncology Group trialAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Nov; 197(5):503. e1-6. View in: PubMed

. A phase II study of Hsp-7 (SGN-00101) in women with high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia Gynecol Oncol. 2007 Sep; 106(3):558-66. View in: PubMed

. Therapeutic vaccination for HPV induced cervical cancers Dis Markers. 2007; 23(4):337-52. View in: PubMed

. Feasibility of laparoscopic extraperitoneal surgical staging for locally advanced cervical carcinoma in a gynecologic oncology fellowship training program J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2006 Sep-Oct; 13(5):391-7. View in: PubMed

. A phase III randomized trial of postoperative pelvic irradiation in Stage IB cervical carcinoma with poor prognostic features: follow-up of a gynecologic oncology group study Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006 May 01; 65(1):169-76. View in: PubMed

. Endometrial cancer patients have a significant risk of harboring isolated tumor cells in histologically negative lymph nodes Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2006 May-Jun; 16(3):1336-41. View in: PubMed

. Influence of quantity of lymph vascular space invasion on time to recurrence in women with early-stage squamous cancer of the cervix Gynecol Oncol. 2006 Feb; 100(2):288-93. View in: PubMed

. Digital camera assessment for detection of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in rural El Salvador Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2005 Oct; 91(1):42-6. View in: PubMed

. Depression, correlates of depression, and receipt of depression care among low-income women with breast or gynecologic cancer J Clin Oncol. 2005 May 01; 23(13):3052-60. View in: PubMed

. Phase I clinical trial of topotecan and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin Cancer Invest. 2005; 23(8):665-70. View in: PubMed

. The impact of anti HPV vaccination on cervical cancer incidence and HPV induced cervical lesions: consequences for clinical management Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2005; 26(2):129-42. View in: PubMed

. Identification of micrometastases in histologically negative lymph nodes of early-stage cervical cancer patients Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Jun; 103(6):1204-10. View in: PubMed

. ZYC101a for treatment of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: a randomized controlled trial Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Feb; 103(2):317-26. View in: PubMed

. Immunotherapy of human cervical high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia with microparticle-delivered human papillomavirus 16 E7 plasmid DNA Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Apr; 188(4):916-26. View in: PubMed

. Abnormal cervical screen follow-up among low-income Latinas: Project SAFe J Womens Health Gend Based Med. 2002 Sep; 11(7):639-51. View in: PubMed

. The impact of HIV infection and immunodeficiency on human papillomavirus type 6 or 11 infection and on genital warts Sex Transm Dis. 2002 Aug; 29(8):427-35. View in: PubMed

. The effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy on cervical cytologic changes associated with oncogenic HPV among HIV-infected women AIDS. 2001 Nov 09; 15(16):2157-64. View in: PubMed

. Correlating Papanicolaou Smear, Colposcopic Impression, and Biopsy: Results from the Women's Interagency HIV Study J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2001 Oct; 5(4):212-8. View in: PubMed

. Evolution of cervical abnormalities among women with HIV-1: evidence from surveillance cytology in the women's interagency HIV study J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2001 Aug 15; 27(5):432-42. View in: PubMed

. A Phase II study of topotecan in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix: a gynecologic oncology group study Gynecol Oncol. 2001 May; 81(2):213-5. View in: PubMed

. Treatment of patients with ovarian carcinoma with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin: analysis of toxicities and predictors of outcome Cancer. 2001 Jan 01; 91(1):90-100. View in: PubMed

. The use of a pelvic displacement prosthesis to exclude the small intestine from the radiation field following radical hysterectomy Gynecol Oncol. 2000 Dec; 79(3):438-43. View in: PubMed

. Interrater Variability in Diagnosis of Cervical Biopsies from Women with HIV-1: Results from the Women's Interagency HIV Study J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2000 Oct; 4(4):190-4. View in: PubMed

. A phase I trial of a human papillomavirus (HPV) peptide vaccine for women with high-grade cervical and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia who are HPV 16 positive Clin Cancer Res. 2000 Sep; 6(9):3406-16. View in: PubMed

. Phase II study of liposomal doxorubicin in advanced gynecologic cancers Gynecol Oncol. 2000 Aug; 78(2):143-7. View in: PubMed

. Effect of HIV infection on menstrual cycle length J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2000 May 01; 24(1):68-75. View in: PubMed

. A phase II study of gemcitabine and cisplatin in patients with advanced, persistent, or recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix Gynecol Oncol. 2000 Jan; 76(1):63-6. View in: PubMed

. HIV-1 RNA in plasma and genital tract secretions in women infected with HIV-1 J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 1999 Oct 01; 22(2):124-31. View in: PubMed

. A randomized trial of pelvic radiation therapy versus no further therapy in selected patients with stage IB carcinoma of the cervix after radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy: A Gynecologic Oncology Group Study Gynecol Oncol. 1999 May; 73(2):177-83. View in: PubMed

. Prevalence and predictors of squamous cell abnormalities in Papanicolaou smears from women infected with HIV-1Women's Interagency HIV Study Group. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 1999 May 01; 21(1):33-41. View in: PubMed

. Cisplatin, radiation, and adjuvant hysterectomy compared with radiation and adjuvant hysterectomy for bulky stage IB cervical carcinoma N Engl J Med. 1999 Apr 15; 340(15):1154-61. View in: PubMed

. Down-regulation of bcl-2 is a potential marker of the efficacy of progestin therapy in the treatment of endometrial hyperplasia Gynecol Oncol. 1999 Apr; 73(1):126-36. View in: PubMed

. Cold-knife conization versus conization by the loop electrosurgical excision procedure: a randomized, prospective study Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1999 Feb; 180(2 Pt 1):276-82. View in: PubMed

. Differences in p16 gene methylation and expression in benign and malignant ovarian tumors Gynecol Oncol. 1999 Jan; 72(1):87-92. View in: PubMed

. Clinical utility? J Reprod Med. 1998 May; 43(5):403-7. View in: PubMed

. Risk factors for trichomoniasis among women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection at a public clinic in Los Angeles County, California: implications for HIV prevention Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1998 Apr; 58(4):495-500. View in: PubMed

. Influence of quantity of lymph-vascular space invasion on the risk of nodal metastases in women with early-stage squamous cancer of the cervix Gynecol Oncol. 1998 Mar; 68(3):220-5. View in: PubMed

. Detection of ovarian cancer cells: comparison of a telomerase assay and cytologic examination J Natl Cancer Inst. 1998 Feb 04; 90(3):238-42. View in: PubMed

. Risk of residual invasive disease in women with microinvasive squamous cancer in a conization specimen Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Nov; 90(5):759-64. View in: PubMed

. Phase I/II study of intraperitoneal floxuridine and platinums (cisplatin and/or carboplatin) Gynecol Oncol. 1997 Aug; 66(2):290-4. View in: PubMed

. Carboplatin as a radiation sensitizer in locally advanced cervical cancer: a pilot study Gynecol Oncol. 1997 May; 65(2):336-42. View in: PubMed

. Pelvic examination, tumor marker level, and gray-scale and Doppler sonography in the prediction of pelvic cancer Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Apr; 89(4):493-500. View in: PubMed

. Phase II study of liposomal doxorubicin in refractory ovarian cancer: antitumor activity and toxicity modification by liposomal encapsulation J Clin Oncol. 1997 Mar; 15(3):987-93. View in: PubMed

. Second-look laparotomy for stage III epithelial ovarian cancer: rationale and current issues Cancer Treat Rev. 1996 Nov; 21(6):499-511. View in: PubMed

. Residual disease in the uterus after preoperative radiotherapy and hysterectomy in stage IB cervical carcinoma Am J Clin Oncol. 1996 Oct; 19(5):433-8. View in: PubMed

. What is the role of reassessment laparoscopy in the management of gynecologic cancers in 1995? Gynecol Oncol. 1996 Mar; 60(3):454-61. View in: PubMed

. Inadequate adherence to radiotherapy in Latina immigrants with carcinoma of the cervixPotential impact on disease free survival. Cancer. 1995 Mar 01; 75(5):1135-40. View in: PubMed

. Differentiation of benign and malignant adnexal masses: relative value of gray-scale, color Doppler, and spectral Doppler sonography AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1995 Feb; 164(2):381-6. View in: PubMed

. The role of endocervical curettage at cervical conization for high-grade dysplasia Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Feb; 85(2):197-201. View in: PubMed

. The significance of positive margins in loop electrosurgical cone biopsies Obstet Gynecol. 1994 Dec; 84(6):996-1000. View in: PubMed

. Paclitaxel (Taxol) in heavily pretreated ovarian cancer: antitumor activity and complications Ann Oncol. 1994 Nov; 5(9):827-33. View in: PubMed

. Microsatellite instability in sporadic endometrial carcinoma J Natl Cancer Inst. 1994 Aug 17; 86(16):1216-21. View in: PubMed

. Death from anaphylaxis to cisplatin: a case report Gynecol Oncol. 1994 Apr; 53(1):121-2. View in: PubMed

. Platinum compounds in cervical and endometrial cancers: focus on carboplatin Semin Oncol. 1994 Apr; 21(2 Suppl 2):35-41; quiz 42, 58. View in: PubMed

. Early mutational activation of the c-Ki-ras oncogene in endometrial carcinoma Cancer Res. 1994 Mar 15; 54(6):1604-7. View in: PubMed

. Cervical cancer in pregnancy: reporting on planned delay in therapy Obstet Gynecol. 1993 Oct; 82(4 Pt 1):598-602. View in: PubMed

. Concurrent interstitial radiotherapy and infusional chemotherapy for recurrent gynecologic malignancies Int J Gynecol Cancer. 1993 Sep; 3(5):304-310. View in: PubMed

. Spinal cord compression in metastatic cervical cancer Gynecol Oncol. 1993 Feb; 48(2):269-71. View in: PubMed

. Myxoid leiomyosarcoma of the uterus Gynecol Oncol. 1993 Feb; 48(2):277-80. View in: PubMed

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