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Christina S. Han, MD

Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Primary Location
Santa Monica OBGYN Specialty Suite
1245 16th Street
Suite 202
Santa Monica, California 90404
Phone
Fax
424-529-6253

About

Dr. Christina Han is an Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Division Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She is an active researcher and educator with a focus on advanced prenatal diagnosis, management of complex fetal anomalies, maternal comorbidities (especially diabetes and endocrine disorders in pregnancy), and preconception optimization of maternal health. She was a former Women's Reproductive Health Research program scholar and a McKern Scholar for Perinatal Research.

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Education

Medical Board Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010

Fellowship

Yale University School of Medicine, 2011

Residency

Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterDepartment of Medicine, 2008

Internship

Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterDepartment of Medicine, 2005

Degree

UCLA School of Medicine, MD, 2004

Locations

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Gestational diabetes
Pelvic ultrasound
Fetal ultrasound
Prenatal diagnosis
Maternal thyroid disorders
Amniocentesis

Research

Publications

Link to Dr. Han's PubMed publications
Link to Dr. Han's Google Scholar list

  1. Mei J, Deshmukh U, Negi M, Campbell K, Paidas MJ, Platt LD, Silverman NS, Han CS. May-Thurner Syndrome in Pregnancy: A Multi-Institutional Case Series and Review of the Literature. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. In press. doi: 10.1016/j.ajogmf.2020.100240
  2. Pluym ID, Holliman K, Afshar Y, Lee CC, Richards M, Han CS, Krakow DK, Rao R. Emergency Department Use Among Postpartum Women with Mental Health Disorders. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. In press.
  3. Afshar Y, Silverman NS, Han CS, Platt LD. Clinical Guidance and Perinatal Care in the Era of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CoVID-19). J Perinatol Med. Oct 2020. doi: 10.1515/jpm-2020-0400.
  4. Mei J, Munoz HE, Kim JS, Szlachta-McGinn A, Blat C, Rao R, Han CS, Irani RA, Afshar Y. Rates of Cesarean Conversion and Associated Predictors and Outcomes in Planned Vaginal Twin Deliveries. Am J Perinatol. 2020 Oct. DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718368.
  5. Johnson J, Melvin E, Srinivas SK, Louis JM, Hughes B, Han CS, Norton ME, Werner EF. COVID-19 Testing, Personal Protective Equipment, and Staffing Strategies Vary at Obstetrics Centers across the Country. Am J Perinatol. Sept 2020. DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718401
  6. Rose K, Kwan L, Zhang H, Han CS, Afshar Y. Preferences and comfort of maternal fetal medicine fellows in the United States with operative vaginal deliveries. J Mat Fet Med. 2020 Sep 10;1-6. DOI:10.1080/14767058.2020.1817894
  7. Pluym ID, Rao R, Ballas J, Ramos GA, Cross SN, Zapata M, Srinivas S, Louis JM, Werner EF, Afshar Y, Han CS. Obstetrical Unit Response to the CoVID-19 Pandemic: "OUR" Study. Am J Perinatol. 2020 Sept. 37(13): 1301-1309. PMID: 32892329. DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715861
  8. Duzyj CM, Thornburg LL, Han CS. Clinical Expert Series: Practice Modification for Pandemics- A Model for Surge Planning in Obstetrics. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Aug;136(2). https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004004.
  9. Johnson A, Snegovskikh D, Parikh L, Belfort DeAguiar R, Han CS, Hwang J. Characterizing the effects of diabetes and obesity on insulin and leptin levels amongst pregnant women. Am J Perinatol. 2020 Mar 2. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1702988
  10. Pluym ID, Paek B, Walker M, Hui L, Kwang L, Rao R, Scibetta E, Afshar Y, Holliman K, Wong T, Platt LD, Han CS. Novel use of a social-media-based survey to detect regional differences in management of monochorionic-diamniotic twins. Am J Perinatol. 2020 Jan 30. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1701027

Awards

  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021