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I was raised by a Thai father and Vietnamese mother who instilled in me hard work and dreaming big, respectively. Because of my parents’ sacrifices as immigrants in a new country, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to obtain an education and pursue medicine with the intention of eventually serving my communities. I always tell people I was born to be an Ob/Gyn and although it might be hard to believe- it’s true… I just felt it! Luckily for me, I had a lot of inspiring mentors and meaningful experiences along the way that only fueled my passion for the field.

After a wonderful medical school experience at UCLA, I yearned to be closer to my family. As a Bay Area native, UCSF had a special place in my heart. I have always been in awe of the people at UCSF and the incredible work being done to advance women’s health. Having the opportunity to train at UCSF is a dream come true. Not to mention being able to work in the most beautiful city, San Francisco!

Outside of medicine, I enjoy hiking, nature, exploring the Hawaiian Islands, eating gut-wrenchingly spicy food, and spending time with my family as well as Marshawn, my family’s Yorkshire terrier.

Melanie Maykin, MD
Melanie Maykin, MD
Resident Physician - PGY 4

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Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
550 16th Street, 7th Floor
OBGYN, Mailstop 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143-0132

Location Office Phone Fax
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (415) 206 - 3061 (415) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests:  Global health, vaginal birth after cesarean delivery, gastroschisis



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2015 David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA MD Medicine
2008 University of California, Berkeley BA Integrative Biology and Public Health

Research & Professional Experience

2015 Research on vaginal birth after cesarean delivery. UCLA Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, Stephanie Valderramos, MD, PhD.
2013 Research on gastroschisis. Research assistant, University of California Fetal Consortium.
2008 - 2009 Public Health Investigator, California Department of Public Health- STD Control Branch.
2006 - 2008

Research on sex steroids and receptors in the induction of mammary cancers. Research assistant, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Dr. G. Shyamala-Harris Lab.

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2015 William J. Dignam Award for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
2015 Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society


Valderramos S, Maykin M. Placental Histopathological Findings in Zika. infected Pregnancies.. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (2018).

Maykin M., Mularz A., MD, Valderramos S., MD, PhD. "Validation of the Prediction Model for Success of Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery at UCLA Medical Center." Poster presented at the 70th annual meeting of the Obstetrical and Gynecological Assembly of Southern California; 2015 May 8-9, Los Angeles, CA.


Pereira JP Jr, Maykin MM, Vasconcelos Z, Avvad-Portari E, Zin AA, Tsui I, Brasil P, Nielsen-Saines K, Moreira ME, Gaw SL..The Role of Amniocentesis in the Diagnosis of Congenital Zika Syndrome..Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 8. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz013. [Epub ahead of print].PMID: 30624579

Maykin MM, Mularz AJ, Lee LK, Valderramos SG. Validation of a Prediction Model for Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Delivery Reveals Unexpected Success in a Diverse American Population. AJP Rep. 2017 Jan;7(1):e31-e38. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1599129.