Christina E. Dancz, MD

Title(s)Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Part-Time)
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressIRD 224 2020 Zonal Ave
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 226 3416
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    Title(s)Director of Residency Program

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    University of Maryland, College Park, MDBS05/1999Microbiology
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAMD06/2004Medicine
    University of Southern California , Los Angeles, CAMPH08/2015Global Health
    USC/ LAC+USC Medical Center , Los Angeles, CA06/2008Obstetrics and Gynecology
    USC/ LAC+USC Medical Center , Los Angeles, CA06/2010Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
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    Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), 2130 Priest Bridge Drive, Suite 7, Cr2020  - 2021APGO Excellence in Teaching Award
    Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California2020  - 2021Lester T. Hibbard Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California2018  - 2018Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award
    Council for Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology2017  - 2017CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education
    Council for Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology2013  - 2014CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education
    Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California2015  - 2015Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
    Department of Medical Education and the Office of Continuing Medical Education, Keck School of Medic2014  - 2014Maurice Hitchcock Award for outstanding poster, Innovations in Medical Education Conference

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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.

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    1. 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. Cox KR, Ferzandi TR, Dancz CE, Mandelbaum RS, Klar M, Wright JD, Matsuo K. PMID: 38586613; PMCID: PMC10994978.
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    2. Reconstructive Surgery at Hysterectomy for Patients With Uterine Prolapse and Gynecologic Malignancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Dec 01; 142(6):1487-1490. Deshpande RR, Foy OB, Mandelbaum RS, Roman LD, Dancz CE, Wright JD, Matsuo K. PMID: 37847908.
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    3. Incidence, characteristics, and maternal outcomes of pregnancy with uterine prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2023 08; 5(8):101020. Deshpande RR, Matsuzaki S, Cox KR, Foy OB, Mandelbaum RS, Ouzounian JG, Dancz CE, Matsuo K. PMID: 37245607.
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    4. 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. Barakzai S, Koltun-Baker E, Melville SJF, Rangel E, Dahl M, Dancz CE. PMID: 37275440; PMCID: PMC10232886.
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    5. Endometrial safety of low-dose vaginal estrogens. Menopause. 2023 06 01; 30(6):650-658. Stanczyk FZ, Mandelbaum RS, Matharu H, Dancz CE, Sherman ME. PMID: 37022294.
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    6. Quantitation of 5α-androstanedione in normal women and women with PCOS. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2023 07; 231:106289. Stanczyk FZ, Mandelbaum R, Baker M, Ma L, Sriprasert I, Dancz CE, Legro RS. PMID: 36972792.
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    7. Re: Sze et al-"Adverse Events for Overactive Bladder Medications From a Public Federal Database". Urogynecology (Hagerstown). 2022 Nov 01; 28(11):793-794. Latack KR, Morocco E, Nguyen BT, Dancz C. PMID: 36288119.
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    8. 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. Melville SJF, Barakzai S, Dahl M, Koltun-Baker E, Rangel E, Dancz CE. PMID: 36276784; PMCID: PMC9563550.
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    9. Effect of prunes on gastrointestinal function after benign gynecological surgery: a randomized control trial. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2022 Dec; 407(8):3803-3810. Rasouli MA, Dancz CE, Dahl M, Volpe KA, Horton CJ, Ozel BZ. PMID: 35732845.
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    10. 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. Dahl ME, McDonald KC, Brown O, Halder G, Crouss T, Pan C, Eckhardt S, Hoover M, Dancz CE. PMID: 35703260.
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    11. 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. Morocco E, Latack K, Ciesielski K, Nguyen B, Dancz C. PMID: 35272333.
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    12. 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. Özel BZ, Quevedo A, Jung C, Shirazi F, Dancz CE. PMID: 33626029.
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    13. Editorial Comment. J Urol. 2021 10; 206(4):984. Volpe KA, Dancz CE. PMID: 34313454.
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    14. 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. Dahl M, Morocco E, Rodriguez L, Dancz CE. PMID: 33999723.
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    15. Does Obtaining a Diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Improve Symptoms or Quality of Life? A Cross-sectional Questionnaire-Based Study. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021 05 01; 27(5):328-333. Volpe KA, Mandelbaum R, Rodriguez LV, Özel BZ, Rolston R, Dancz CE. PMID: 32304396.
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    16. 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. Volpe KA, Komatsu E, Rodriguez LV, Dancz CE, Pahwa AK. PMID: 33208655.
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    17. Translation and linguistic validation of the Female Genitourinary Pain Index in Spanish. Int Urogynecol J. 2021 Dec; 32(12):3217-3222. Volpe KA, Griggs C, Dancz CE, Horton C, Velasco VS, Gomez G, Figueroa L, Rangel E, Novin A, Özel BZ. PMID: 33439279.
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    18. Role of sex steroid hormones in pelvic organ prolapse. Menopause. 2020 08; 27(8):941-951. Reddy RA, Cortessis V, Dancz C, Klutke J, Stanczyk FZ. PMID: 32301895.
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    19. 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. Matsuo K, Mandelbaum RS, Ciccone M, Khoshchehreh M, Pursuwani H, Morocco EB, Matsuzaki S, Dancz CE, Ozel B, Paulson RJ, Roman L. PMID: 32376736; PMCID: PMC7521080.
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    20. Progestin therapy for obese women with complex atypical hyperplasia: levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device vs systemic therapy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 07; 223(1):103.e1-103.e13. Mandelbaum RS, Ciccone MA, Nusbaum DJ, Khoshchehreh M, Purswani H, Morocco EB, Smith MB, Matsuzaki S, Dancz CE, Ozel B, Roman LD, Paulson RJ, Matsuo K. PMID: 31978437; PMCID: PMC7751571.
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    21. Atlas of Urogynecologic Surgery, editors Yazdany T, Ostergard DR. Treatment of mesh in the bladder. 2020; 156-159. Dancz C. View Publication.
    22. Effectiveness of progestin-based therapy for morbidly obese women with complex atypical hyperplasia. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2019 03; 299(3):801-808. Ciccone MA, Whitman SA, Conturie CL, Brown N, Dancz CE, Özel B, Matsuo K. PMID: 30706187; PMCID: PMC7528453.
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    23. Randomized controlled trial of 2% lidocaine gel versus water-based lubricant for multi-channel urodynamics. Int Urogynecol J. 2018 09; 29(9):1297-1302. Özel BZ, Sun V, Pahwa A, Nelken R, Dancz CE. PMID: 29455237.
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    24. 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. Dancz CE, Walker D, Thomas D, Hussain N, Özel B. PMID: 28258345; PMCID: PMC8555991.
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    25. Handbook of Gynecology. Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Avoiding Complications. 2017. Dancz C, and Fullerton M. View Publication.
    26. Handbook of Gynecology. Diagnosis and Management of Delayed Post-operative Complications in Gynecology: Wound, Fistula, Thromboembolism, Neuropathy, Prolapse, Cuff complications. 2017. Dancz C, and Shabalova A. View Publication.
    27. Prediction of concurrent endometrial carcinoma in women with endometrial hyperplasia. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Nov; 139(2):261-7. Matsuo K, Ramzan AA, Gualtieri MR, Mhawech-Fauceglia P, Machida H, Moeini A, Dancz CE, Ueda Y, Roman LD. PMID: 26238457; PMCID: PMC7521604.
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    28. Prevalence of Hydronephrosis in Women With Advanced Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Urology. 2015 Aug; 86(2):250-4. Dancz CE, Walker D, Thomas D, Özel B. PMID: 26194290; PMCID: PMC8605899.
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    29. Comparison of 2 simulation models for teaching obstetric anal sphincter repair. Simul Healthc. 2014 Oct; 9(5):325-30. Dancz CE, Sun V, Moon HB, Chen JH, Özel B. PMID: 25188488.
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    30. Comparison of the POP-Q examination, transvaginal ultrasound, and direct anatomic measurement of cervical length. Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Apr; 25(4):457-64. Dancz CE, Werth L, Sun V, Lee S, Walker D, Özel B. PMID: 24170226.
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    31. The relationship between uterine leiomyomata and pelvic floor symptoms. Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Feb; 25(2):241-8. Dancz CE, Kadam P, Li C, Nagata K, Özel B. PMID: 23922009; PMCID: PMC8605900.
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    32. Spanish translation and validation of four short pelvic floor disorders questionnaires. Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Apr; 24(4):655-70. Treszezamsky AD, Karp D, Dick-Biascoechea M, Ehsani N, Dancz C, Montoya TI, Olivera CK, Smith AL, Cardenas R, Fashokun T, Bradley CS, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Fellows' Pelvic Research Network. PMID: 22976529.
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    33. Is there a pelvic organ prolapse threshold that predicts bladder outflow obstruction? Int Urogynecol J. 2011 Jul; 22(7):863-8. Dancz CE, Ozel B. PMID: 21340645.
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    34. Assessment of intraoperative judgment during gynecologic surgery using the Script Concordance Test. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Sep; 203(3):240.e1-6. Park AJ, Barber MD, Bent AE, Dooley YT, Dancz C, Sutkin G, Jelovsek JE. PMID: 20494330.
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    35. Colorectal and anal symptoms in women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Int Urogynecol J. 2010 Feb; 21(2):187-91. Ha K, Dancz C, Nelken R, Contreras M, Ozel B. PMID: 19812877.
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    36. Massive cystic degeneration of a pedunculated leiomyoma. Fertil Steril. 2008 Oct; 90(4):1180-1. Dancz CE, Macdonald HR. PMID: 18279856.
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    37. 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. Shorts LH, Dancz CE, Shupp JW, Pontzer CH. PMID: 14734798.
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    38. 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. Dancz CE, Haraga A, Portnoy DA, Higgins DE. PMID: 12374827; PMCID: PMC135386.
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