Begüm Ozel

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology Division Chief, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Associate Fellowship Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
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Areas of treatment:

Abnormal Gynecological Bleeding
Birth Control
Cervical Dysplasia
Contraception
Fecal Incontinence
Fibroids
Genitourinary and Rectovaginal Fistulas
Gynecology
Hysterectomy
Hysteroscopic Surgery
Hysteroscopy
Laparoscopic and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery
Laparoscopy
Menopause
Menorrhagia
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Overactive Bladder
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
STD Screening and Treatment
Tubal Ligation
Urethral Disorders
Urinary Incontinence
Uterine Fibroids

Specialties:

  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department:

  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Begüm Ozel, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division Chief, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Fellowship Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Ozel has been at USC since she began her medical training in 1994. After graduating from medical school, she went on to complete both her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and her fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the LAC+USC Medical Center. Dr. Ozel practices at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Keck Hospital of USC and is currently the director of the urogynecology program at LAC+USC Medical Center. In addition to her seeing patients in her practice at Norris, Dr. Ozel trains future gynecologic and urogynecologic surgeons and has published numerous journal articles in the field of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Philosophy of Care:
All decisions for care made between a physician and her patient must be collaborative. The role of the physician is to provide her expertise, offer available options for care and consider the patient’s values, goals and desires. Together, they make a decision as to the next steps in care. Good open communication between the physician and the patient is critical. I pride myself on being a good listener who takes the time to understand a patient’s perspective so that I can best guide her to the appropriate treatment options.

Education:

MD, Keck School of Medicine of USC, 1998
BS in Mathematics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1994

Internships:

Obstetrics and Gynecology, LAC+USC Medical Center, 1998 - 1999

Residencies:

Obstetrics and Gynecology, LAC+USC Medical Center, 1999 - 2002

Fellowships:

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2002 - 2005

Certifications:

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013
Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006

Professional society memberships:

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Urogynecologic Society

Awards:

Super Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2010-2015
Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine, 2011-2014
Faculty Teaching Award for Excellence in Residency Education, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, June 2014
Outstanding Attending Physician, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, June 2014
Outstanding Attending Physician, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, June 2013
Daniel R. Mishell, Jr. Teaching Award, Outstanding Medical Student Mentor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, June 2009
Outstanding Fellow Award, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, June 2005
Outstanding Fellow Award, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, June 2004
Daniel R. Mishell, Jr. Outstanding Teaching in Gynecology, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, June 2002