Press Release

Department Spotlight: Obstetrics & Gynecology

May 06, 2016
Laila Muderspach, MDChair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) has 50 faculty, 36 residents, 16 fellows, and provides clinical care in 12 locations around the Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. OB/GYN is proud of what they do — taking care of women and their unique needs throughout their lives. The department’s superlative faculty provides outstanding, cutting-edge clinical care for women, from routine needs to the most complex conditions, as well as innovative surgical treatments. The department has also initiated fellowships in Fetal Surgery and Global Women’s Health this academic year and recruited four new faculty members for fall 2016, while providing excellent educational training at all levels. OB/GYN provides services in five major subdivisions:
USC Gynecology
Located at the Keck Medical Center of USC, this group provides subspecialty gynecologic outpatient and surgical services on the medical campus and at the Keck Medicine of USC – Downtown Los Angeles practice. Services include minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, pelvic floor reconstructive surgery, urogynecology, family planning and outpatient gynecologic care.
USC Obstetrics and Gynecology
Located adjacent to Good Samaritan Hospital, this group of general OB/GYN physicians provide prenatal and obstetric care in addition to general gynecologic care, including surgery, family planning and outpatient gynecology.
USC Fertility
Located adjacent to Good Samaritan Hospital, this group of subspecialists in reproductive endocrinology and infertility provide full-spectrum infertility care, including fertility diagnostic testing, intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization, oocyte donation, gestational surrogacy and pre-implantation genetic testing. Fertility preservation is an increasingly large part of the practice, with both sperm and egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation) for patients with malignancies, as well as those wishing to preserve fertility for the future for other reasons.
USC Perinatology
With seven locations from Downtown Los Angeles to Mission Hills in the North San Fernando Valley, this group of maternal-fetal subspecialists provide consultative care for all aspects of obstetrics, perinatology and complex maternal/fetal disorders. The group also includes USC Fetal Surgery, located at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, which provides advanced minimally invasive fetal surgical procedures for a variety of fetal disorders.
USC Gynecologic Oncology
Located at USC Norris Cancer Hospital and at the Huntington Pavilion in Pasadena, this group of gynecologic oncology subspecialists provides full spectrum care of gynecologic cancers, from diagnostic testing to surgery to chemotherapy.
OBGYN Organization Chart
What are the most exciting recent clinical developments in your department that you’d like your colleagues to know about?
USC Fertility provides about 400 fertility-enhancing procedures each year, in addition to fertility preservation services for about 100 women annually. Fertility diagnostic testing allows couples to assess their fertility potential even before attempting conception. Also included is a center for recurrent pregnancy loss, and natural cycle IVF for those wishing to avoid exposure to fertility medications.
What is the most frequent question you get asked regarding your service?
Since there is no obstetric care at Keck Hospital of USC, our services may be somewhat difficult to find! But gynecologic services are available on the Health Sciences Campus, and obstetric and fertility care is only four miles away, next to Good Samaritan Hospital.
USC Obstetrics & Gynecology Locations

Main Location Phone Number Map Locations
USC Gynecology & Gynecologic Surgery (including minimally invasive surgery, urogynecology, family planning) Keck Hospital of USC
1500 San Pablo, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 442-9589 1, 3, 4
USC Obstetrics & Gynecology Samaritan Medical Tower
1127 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 1414
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 241-5000 6
Huntington Pavilion
625 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Ste 260
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 795-5848 11
USC Fertility Samaritan Medical Tower
1127 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 975-9990 6
USC Fetal Surgery Pasadena Medical Plaza
39 Congress St., Ste 302
Pasadena, CA 91105
(323) 361-6074 10
USC Perinatology Pasadena Medical Plaza
39 Congress St., Ste 301
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 796-2700 4, 5, 6, 7,
8, 9, 10, 11
USC Gynecologic Oncology USC Norris Comprehensive
Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Ave., Ste 3411
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 865-3922 2, 11