We are pleased to welcome two new providers to our department: Daniel Ginn, DO, MPH and Brittany Davis, MD
Daniel Ginn, DO, MPH, Clinical Instructor of UCLA Obstetrics and Gynecology, is our newest minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon with a clinical focus on the treatment of endometriosis and pelvic pain. He completed his residency at University of Tennessee College of Medicine and his Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) fellowship at University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Ginn joins us from private practice at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was an obstetrician and gynecologist building a clinical program for chronic pelvic pain using MIGS treatment approaches.
With a long-range intention to return to an academic setting, UCLA Obstetrics and Gynecology was a natural fit providing an opportunity to be part of a team tasked with building a formal, multi-disciplinary program for the treatment of endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. “UCLA is an institution that sees the value in having specialists that can address niche clinical needs, wanting to help everyone not just those with the most common problems,” says Dr. Ginn. “Everyone around me is really committed to excellence not just in patient care but also in driving advancements in our field.” With UCLA’s expansive resources and the department’s robust clinical trial unit, Dr. Ginn is excited for the opportunity to explore new questions in the field of MIGS and chronic pelvic pain and how best to answer those questions through future clinical research projects.
Dr. Ginn’s fellowship training in MIGS paved the way to becoming a surgeon able to treat complex gynecologic problems, but it also opened a door to exploring the mysteries and intricacies of pelvic pain. It is not uncommon for OBGYN patients to experience pelvic pain at some point in their life. For the patients with chronic pelvic pain, “it takes a lot of time to unravel pieces of a problem that may have taken years to get to,” says Dr. Ginn. For instance, diagnosing endometriosis can take several years. So, many patients go through rounds of unsuccessful treatment. “I want to encourage patients to advocate for themselves. I start that process by screening each patient for pelvic pain during their annual exam. This process may take longer, but I want to do it right so I can improve each patient’s life.”
Dr. Ginn sees patients in our Santa Monica clinic.
Brittany Davis, MD, Clinical Instructor of UCLA Obstetrics and Gynecology, is the newest member of our primary obstetrics and gynecology team. Her clinical interests include caring for pregnant people and providing all-encompassing preventative care for women with particular interest in contraception, minimally invasive surgical procedures for benign ovarian cysts, fibroids, cervical dysplasia, and abnormal uterine bleeding. Dr. Davis shares, “In my practice, I emphasize the importance of understanding one’s own health. My goal is to provide all-encompassing, unparalleled care to women throughout their lives, while ensuring their understanding and satisfaction during the treatment process.”
Before embarking on her career as a physician, Dr. Davis was a nurse which taught her the importance of working as a team. Moving forward, that sparked an interest in researching the RN/MD collaboration to improve patient outcomes. Other research interests include contraception and patient satisfaction. Dr. Davis is involved in resident and medical student education, leading problem-based learning groups, didactic teaching, anatomy labs, and education during clinical rotations.
Dr. Davis received her medical degree from UC Riverside School of Medicine and completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at UCLA School of Medicine. She said, “My experiences as both a patient and a resident physician of UCLA have given me great insight into the outstanding, evidence-based care that is delivered here daily. I am proud to be a part of the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a provider and an educator, ensuring that patients receive the best care and residents and medical students receive excellent training.”
Dr. Davis sees patients in our Santa Monica clinic.