Melissa Natavio, MD, MPH


Bachelor of Science in Biological Science (Cum Laude), 1999
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Doctor of Medicine, 2003
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

OB/GYN Internship and Residency, 2007
Women’s and Children’s Hospital, LAC+USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Family Planning Fellowship, 2010
LAC+USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Masters of Public Health in Healthcare Management and Policy, 2010
Los Angeles, CA

CLINICAL FOCUS Family Planning and General Obstetrics and Gynecology
CERTIFICATIONS Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011

Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Super Doctors Rising Star, Los Angeles Magazine, 2013, 2014, 2015

Star Performance LAC+USC Healthcare Network, 2009

Passionate Performance Award LAC+USC Healthcare Network, 2009

Los Angeles Global Health Scholarship, UCLA, 2009

3rd Place, Residents Research Day, USC Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2007

Award for Excellence in Patient Care in the Outpatient Setting, UCLA Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005


Natavio M, Cortessis V, Zite NB, Ciesielski K, Eggers H, Brown N, Segall-Gutierrez P. The
use of a low-literacy version of the Medicaid sterilization consent form to assess sterilizationrelated
knowledge in Spanish-speaking women: results from a randomized controlled trial.
Contraception, 2018 Jun; 97(6): 546-551. PMID: 29477629

Cortessis VK, Barrett M, Brown Wade N, Enebish T, Perrigo JL, Tobin J, Zhong C, Zink J,
Isiaka V, Muderspach LI, Natavio M, McKean-Cowdin R. Intrauterine Device Use and
Cervical Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstetrics & Gynecology.
2017 Dec;130(6):1226-1236. PMID: 29112647

Atrio JM, Stek A, Vora H, Sanchez-Keeland L, Zannat F, Natavio M. The effect of protease inhibitors on the cervical mucus of HIV-positive women taking norethindrone contraception,
The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care. 2015 Apr;20(2):149-
53. PMID: 25285572

Natavio MF, Taylor D, Lewis R, Blumenthal P, Melamed A, Felix JC, Gentzchein E, Stanczyk FZ, Mishell D. Temporal changes in cervical mucus after insertion of the levonorgestrelreleasing
intrauterine system. Contraception. Apr 2013; 87(4):426-431. PMID: 23121828

Melissa Natavio MD MPH
Associate Clinical Professor