Department of Reproductive Medicine

Homer Chin

Professor of Reproductive Medicine,
Clinical Professor of Reproductive Medicine,
Vice Chair of Reproductive Medicine
Chief, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic

Patient Appointments: 858-657-8745
Administrative Office: 619-543-6777


MD:

University of California, Los Angeles 1977

Residency:

Obstetrics and Gynecology,
University of California, San Diego, 1977-1981

Licensure:

California

Certifications:

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1983

Recertification:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1993

Teaching:

Obstetrics and Gynecology and has provides teaching sessions as well as consultations for practicing obstetricians and gynecologists in San Diego.

Patient Care:

Dr. Chin provides comprehensive care to obstetrics patients and to gynecological patients with a wide range of needs ranging from preventative health care to common problems such as abnormal Pap smears, fibroid uterus, abnormal bleeding, ovarian cysts, contraceptive counseling, and gynecological infections. He has extensive experience in gynecologic surgery and furthermore, is experienced in newer laparoscopic procedures such as laparoscopically-assisted vaginal hysterectomy and laparoscopic procedures on the ovaries and fallopian tubes. He has run the Colposcopy Clinic at UCSD since 1982. Dr. Chin was also one of the first physicians to perform chorionic villi sampling in San Diego in 1984 and is still active in this procedure as well as early and conventional amniocentesis for genetic diagnosis.

Professional Activities:

Dr. Chin is a member of the California Medical Association Obstetrics and Gynecology Scientific Advisory Panel. He is an expert medical reviewer for the California Board of Medicine. Dr. Chin is also an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has served as a reviewer of articles for numerous journals including the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Perspective:

Dr. Chin believes that in order to provide state-of-the-art care, every obstetrician-gynecologists must keep current with the ever-changing knowledge and new technologies of our field. However, the ability to communicate with patients and convey this information to patients and to educate patients is equally important. The practice of providing the time for discussion with and education of the patient is just as important as choosing the correct medication or management for a patient's problem. A patient must be fully-informed in order to be an active participant in her health care.

Research Interests:

Chorionic villus biopsy in first trimester pregnancy for prenatal genetic diagnosis.
Simplified four-quadrant closure technique for cervical conization.
Group B streptococcal infection in pregnancy.
Rapid detection of human papillomavirus infection in the female genital tract.
Treatment of recurrent genital herpes simplex infections with behenyl alcohol.
Accuracy of the colposcopic examination in the evaluation of abnormal PAP smears.
Single-blind clinical efficacy/safety study: Trospectomycin Sulfate IV vs. Cefoxitin Sodium IV plus Doxycycline IV, both followed by Oral Doxycycline, in the treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease.

Recent Publications:

Gilbert WG, Moore TR, Resnik R. Doemeny J, Chin HG. Angiographic embolization in the management of hemorrhagic complications of pregnancy. Am J Ob Gyn 166:493-497, 1991.
Chin HG. The Pap Smear. Primary Care & Cancer 12:11-21, 1992.
Murphy AA, Nager CW, Wujek JJ, Kettel LM, Torp VA, Chin HG. Operative Laparoscopy vs. Laparotomy for the Management of Ectopic Pregnancy: A Prospective Trial. Fertility and Sterility, 57(6):1180-1185, 1992.
Chin, HG. Are PAP smears still appropriate after hysterectomy: Cancer Consultations, 1:103, 1994.
Chin HG. Androgen Replacement in Postmenopausal Women, Western Journal of Medicine 165(6), 373-374, 1997.
Chin HG, Resnik RR. Controlling Genital Tract Bleeding by Angiographic Arterial Embolization, Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynecology 42:11, 131-140, 1997.
Chin, HG. On Call: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Co., 1997.
Chin, HG., On Call: Obstetrics and Gynecology, second edition, Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co., 2001.

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