Faculty

Christina E. Dancz

Christina E. Dancz

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
IRD 224 2020 Zonal Ave Off Campus Los Angeles

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

Acceptability of Text Messaging and Disparities in Mobile Health Access in Women's Health Care: A Survey Study Telemed J E Health. 2021 May 17. . View in PubMed

Lavender Aromatherapy for Anxiety and Pain During Multichannel Urodynamics: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021 Feb 18. . View in PubMed

Translation and linguistic validation of the Female Genitourinary Pain Index in Spanish Int Urogynecol J. 2021 Jan 13. . View in PubMed

The Effect of a Diagnosis on Patients With Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome: A Qualitative Approach Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2020 Nov 16. . 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 Sep; 30(9):1331-1339. . View in PubMed

Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2020 Apr 15. . 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

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.
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