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    Joseph G Ouzounian, MD

    TitleProfessor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Clinical Scholar)
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentObstetrics & Gynecology
    AddressIRD 204
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9300
    Phone+1 323 409 3306
      Other Positions
      TitleChief, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine


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      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.


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      1. Ouzounian JG. Shoulder Dystocia: Incidence and Risk Factors. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Dec; 59(4):791-794..
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      2. Patel S, Korst LM, Ouzounian JG, Lee RH. Awaiting blood pressure stabilization in ambulatory pregnant women: is 5?minutes sufficient? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Sep 26; 1-5..
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      3. King JR, Conturie CL, Ouzounian JG, Korst LM, Llanes A, Chmait RH. Umbilical Cord Occlusion via Laser Coagulation in Monochorionic Multifetal Gestations before and after 20 Weeks of Gestation. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2016 Aug 31..
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      4. 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..
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      5. 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..
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      6. Ouzounian JG, Quist-Nelson J, Miller DA, Korst LM. Maternal and fetal signs and symptoms associated with uterine rupture in women with prior cesarean delivery. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Sep 10; 1-8..
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      7. 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..
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      8. Ouzounian JG. Risk factors for neonatal brachial plexus palsy. Semin Perinatol. 2014 Jun; 38(4):219-21..
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      9. 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..
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      10. 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..
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      11. 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..
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      12. 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..
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      13. 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..
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      14. 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..
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      15. Kamyar M, Barton L, Miller DA, Ouzounian JG. In reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jan; 121(1):191-2..
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      16. 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..
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      17. 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..
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      18. 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..
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      19. 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..
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      20. 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..
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      21. 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..
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      22. Ouzounian JG, Elkayam U. Physiologic changes during normal pregnancy and delivery. Cardiol Clin. 2012 Aug; 30(3):317-29..
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      23. 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..
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      24. 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..
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      25. 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..
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      26. 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..
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      27. 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..
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      28. 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..
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      29. 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..
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      30. 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..
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      31. Gherman RB, Ouzounian JG, Chauhan S. Posterior arm shoulder dystocia alleviated by the Zavanelli maneuver. Am J Perinatol. 2010 Oct; 27(9):749-51..
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      32. 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..
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      33. 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..
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      34. 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..
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      35. 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..
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      36. Gherman RB, Ouzounian JG, Goodwin TM. Brachial plexus palsy: an in utero injury? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1999 May; 180(5):1303-7..
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      37. Gherman RB, Ouzounian JG, Goodwin TM. Obstetric maneuvers for shoulder dystocia and associated fetal morbidity. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Jun; 178(6):1126-30..
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      38. Ouzounian JG, Korst LM, Phelan JP. Permanent Erb's palsy: a lack of a relationship with obstetrical risk factors. Am J Perinatol. 1998 Apr; 15(4):221-3..
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      39. Gherman RB, Ouzounian JG, Incerpi MH, Goodwin TM. Symphyseal separation and transient femoral neuropathy associated with the McRoberts' maneuver. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Mar; 178(3):609-10..
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      40. Gherman RB, Ouzounian JG, Miller DA, Kwok L, Goodwin TM. Spontaneous vaginal delivery: a risk factor for Erb's palsy? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Mar; 178(3):423-7..
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      41. Gherman RB, Goodwin TM, Ouzounian JG, Miller DA, Paul RH. Brachial plexus palsy associated with cesarean section: an in utero injury? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Nov; 177(5):1162-4..
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      42. Alsulyman OM, Ouzounian JG, Kjos SL. The accuracy of intrapartum ultrasonographic fetal weight estimation in diabetic pregnancies. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Sep; 177(3):503-6..
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      43. Ouzounian JG, Monteiro HA, Alsulyman OM, Songster GS. Ultrasonographic fetal cardiac measurement in isoimmunized pregnancies. J Reprod Med. 1997 Jun; 42(6):342-6..
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      44. Gherman RB, Goodwin TM, Souter I, Neumann K, Ouzounian JG, Paul RH. The McRoberts' maneuver for the alleviation of shoulder dystocia: how successful is it? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Mar; 176(3):656-61..
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      45. Ouzounian JG, Korst LM, Phelan JP. Permanent Erb palsy: a traction-related injury? Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Jan; 89(1):139-41..
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      46. Castro MA, Ouzounian JG, Colletti PM, Shaw KJ, Stein SM, Goodwin TM. Radiologic studies in acute fatty liver of pregnancy. A review of the literature and 19 new cases. J Reprod Med. 1996 Nov; 41(11):839-43..
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      47. Alsulyman OM, Ouzounian JG, Ames-Castro M, Goodwin TM. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy: perinatal outcome associated with expectant management. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Oct; 175(4 Pt 1):957-60..
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      48. Alsulyman OM, Monteiro H, Ouzounian JG, Barton L, Songster GS, Kovacs BW. Clinical significance of prenatal ultrasonographic intestinal dilatation in fetuses with gastroschisis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Oct; 175(4 Pt 1):982-4..
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      49. Ouzounian JG, Alsulyman OM, Monteiro HA, Songster GS. The nonreactive nonstress test: predictive value for neonatal anemia in the isoimmunized pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Sep; 88(3):364-7..
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      50. Ouzounian JG, Castro MA, Fresquez M, al-Sulyman OM, Kovacs BW. Prognostic significance of antenatally detected fetal pyelectasis. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Jun; 7(6):424-8..
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      51. Ouzounian JG, Paul RH. Clinical role of amnio-infusion. Baillieres Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 1996 Jun; 10(2):259-72..
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      52. Ouzounian JG, Masaki DI, Abboud TK, Greenspoon JS. Systemic vascular resistance index determined by thoracic electrical bioimpedance predicts the risk for maternal hypotension during regional anesthesia for cesarean delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Mar; 174(3):1019-25..
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      53. Ouzounian JG, Miller DA, Paul RH. Amnioinfusion in women with previous cesarean births: a preliminary report. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Feb; 174(2):783-6..
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      54. Castro MA, Goodwin TM, Shaw KJ, Ouzounian JG, McGehee WG. Disseminated intravascular coagulation and antithrombin III depression in acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Jan; 174(1 Pt 1):211-6..
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      55. Scherr GR, d'Ablaing G, Ouzounian JG. Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the vulva. Gynecol Oncol. 1994 Aug; 54(2):254-8..
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      56. Masaki DI, Greenspoon JS, Ouzounian JG. Measurement of cardiac output in pregnancy by thoracic electrical bioimpedance and thermodilution. A preliminary report. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1989 Sep; 161(3):680-4..
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