Meet Our Fellows
Kathleen Minor, MD
Fellowship completion 2023
Kathleen Minor, MD, is originally from Portland, Oregon and went to Colby College to complete her degree in biochemistry and minored in philosophy. Prior to entering medical school she served in the Peace Corps, El Salvador, working in rural health and sanitation. This was followed by a year in AmeriCorps/HealthCorps creating curriculums for teen health education and diabetes care. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, followed by residency at the University of Massachusetts. She is delighted to join the supportive and stimulating culture at Stanford and serve the diverse patient population.
Christina Johnson, MD
Fellowship completion 2023
Christina Johnson, MD, is a Maternal Fetal Medicine fellow at Stanford University. She graduated from Stony Brook University Magna Cum with a degree in Pharmacology. During college she was a Division I student-athlete and competed in the 100m hurdles where she was awarded the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award. She was a tutor in Calculus, General Chemistry and served as a Teaching Assistant for Upper Level Cellular Biology. She then completed medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center where she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. During medical school Dr. Johnson developed a keen interest in research, health equity and community outreach. She taught a weekly course on Health Disparities and Human physiology to 9-12th grade students through the Arthur Ashe Institute. She also helped to create and implement a workshop on cultural competency and implicit bias that is now a mandatory workshop for incoming medical students at SUNY Downstate Medical School. She served the Brooklyn Free Clinic as the Director of their Women’s Health Night, providing free gynecological services for the uninsured women of Central Brooklyn. She subsequently completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stony Brook University Hospital. Her research interests include health disparities, maternal cardiac disease, maternal morbidity and obesity.
Stanford’s MFM Division is welcoming and filled with talent. I’m honored to join a group of wonderful faculty who are dedicated to improving care for women in their research and clinical endeavors alike.
Anne Waldrop, MD
Fellowship completion 2024
Anne Waldrop, MD is originally from Paducah, KY and went to Millsaps College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, studying Biochemistry and French while playing varsity soccer. After college, she received a Rotary Ambassadorial scholarship to study French Literature at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. She then received her medical degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. While there, she helped found a Health Equity Scholars program focusing on the intersection of global health work and local community involvement. As a participant in the Global Health Track, she spent time training Village Health Teams in Uganda, taking a Social Medicine course in Haiti, as well as managing the GW Medical School Free Community Health clinic. She participated in research fellowships at the National Institutes of Health – National Cancer Institute during her time in DC, with work focusing on HPV vaccination rates and endometrial cancer.
Dr. Waldrop then moved across the country, attending residency at Stanford, where she received awards in Medical Student Education, Compassionate Patient Care, the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Excellence in OB award, as well as the Award for Resident Excellence in Gyn Oncology. She was active in ACOG, serving as the District 9 Section 2 Chair in her fourth year. Her resident research project focused on postpartum depression in a high-risk pregnancy cohort. In fellowship, she maintains a commitment to research in areas of health disparities including sexual and gender minority health care, severe maternal morbidity and mortality, and the intersection of the environment and reproductive health. She is thrilled to be staying for fellowship at Stanford and continuing work with her Maternal Fetal Medicine mentors.
Hayley Miller, MD
Fellowship completion year 2024
Hayley Miller, MD attended the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology in 2010. During her undergraduate time, she was inducted into the Greek Honor Society, Order of Omega, and worked as a teaching assistant in Public Health. She developed a specific interest in the intersection of public health and women’s advocacy. After graduation, she traveled to India to perform a research study on the HPV vaccine at the Public Health Research Institute and to volunteer with a cervical cancer screening nonprofit organization. She continued this work in El Salvador and Nicaragua where she initiated a healthcare worker outreach program to raise awareness on cervical cancer screening in Latin American communities.
After returning home to the Bay Area, Dr. Miller served as a HealthCorps member at the Women’s Community Clinic in San Francisco and worked towards improving sexual and reproductive health services to people in the Bay Area. She went on to medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago with the intention of becoming an ObGyn. There, she was dedicated to improving disparities in obstetric and gynecologic services, and founded both Medical Students for Choice and White Coats for Black Lives. She also served as a tutor in anatomy and performed multiple research studies within her area of interest, access to contraception and reproductive services.
Dr. Miller again returned to California to complete her residency at Stanford University in Obstetrics & Gynecology. In residency, she served as an ACOG leader in multiple roles including the District IX Chair, where she lobbied at the State and US Capitol numerous times for bills to advance maternal healthcare and to eliminate health disparities and inequities. She wrote several Letters to the Editor and published research in placenta accreta spectrum and sepsis markers in labor. She served as the Wellness Chief, Education Chief, and representative for Resident Education Committee, as well as the resident representative on the Postpartum Hemorrhage Committee and Labor and Delivery Triage Committee. She cannot wait to continue her journey at Stanford and begin training as an MFM fellow. She is committed to bridging the gap between Maternal Fetal Medicine and Family Planning as a means to optimize preconception and postpartum care in order to improve severe maternal morbidities. She will continue her work in research in the areas of healthcare disparities, preterm birth, and family planning services, while remaining involved in policy and advocacy.
Nicola Perlman, MD
Fellowship completion year 2025
Nicola Perlman, MD will join the Stanford University Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship program Summer 2022. Originally from Stanford, CA, she attended Harvard University where she graduated cum laude with a degree in History of Art and Architecture and played water polo on their Division I team. After undergraduate, Dr. Perlman moved to London, UK where she completed a Masters degree with Honors in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She subsequently attended Harvard Medical School followed by residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Mass General Hospital, where she was awarded the Medical Student Outstanding Teacher of Obstetrics and Gynecology Award, as well as nominated by faculty and residents to be the Education Chief during her chief resident year.
Dr. Perlman has published peer reviewed articles regarding placenta accreta spectrum as well as toxicology testing in pregnancy. She is thrilled to join the exciting and supportive Stanford MFM team.
Noor Joudi, MD
Fellowship completion year 2025
Noor Joudi, MD graduated from the University of Miami after completing a combined B.S./M.D. program. She graduated college summa cum laude with degrees in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology. She graduated medical school with Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, research distinction, and a certificate in Health Law.
During medical school, Dr. Joudi held several leadership roles including student government president for four years, student representative on the UM Board of Trustees and Faculty Senate, and led the LCME Accreditation process and new medical school Dean search. During medical school, Dr. Joudi provided medical care to several underserved communities in the Dominican Republic. Her intern year was spent in Chicago at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She then returned home to the Bay Area to complete residency at Stanford Hospital.
Dr. Joudi has engaged in various research activities resulting in several peer-reviewed papers, first author publications, and national presentations. She has received recognition for presentation of her research, including Winning Oral Communication at an international conference and Best Poster at a local conference. Her passion for engagement extended to residency, where she served as ACOG District IX Junior Fellow Secretary-Treasurer, residency Chief of Wellness during COVID, and the Chief of Quality Improvement.
She is thrilled to be continuing her training at Stanford under the guidance of incredible mentors and among the supportive Stanford community.
Cecilia Bonaduce Leggett, MD
Fellowship completion year 2026
Cecilia Bonaduce Leggett, MD, joined the Stanford University Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship program in July 2023. She earned her BA in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley where she had been recruited to compete on their national debate team. She then completed a Teach For America term of service in the Washington DC region prior to attending UC San Diego School of Medicine. During medical school, she received multiple awards including the 2018 UC San Diego Integrity Award and the 2019 Roderick K. Calverley Humanitarian Service Award. Dr. Leggett has been an active member of the American Medical Association and California Medical Association and has served in leadership roles in both organizations as a medical student. During medical school, she served as Class President and Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2019.
Dr. Leggett completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, California. During her residency, she received multiple awards including first place awardee of the 7th Annual GME Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Poster Symposium, the Cedars-Sinai Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2022 Research Award, and the 2020 Resident Teaching Award. During residency, she was selected to join the SMFM Scholars program in 2022 and served as an ACOG District IX resident delegate to the American Medical Association.
Dr. Leggett has published a variety of peer reviewed articles and her research interests include point-of-care-ultrasound, technology in obstetrics, safety and quality improvement, and artificial intelligence. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Leggett currently serves on the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s Communications Committee and serves as an active alumna of the SMFM Scholars program.
Dr. Leggett’s personal interests include healthcare policy, cooking, karaoke, and the democratization of obstetric ultrasound.
Xixi Du Plummer, MD, PhD
Fellowship completion year 2026
Xixi Du Plummer, MD, PhD, will join the Stanford Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship program in July 2023. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. She then moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan where she completed a combined MD/PhD program at the University of Michigan; her dissertation work focused on understanding fundamental mechanisms of stem cell development as well as aberrancies in embryonic and adult neurogenesis. She has published multiple peer reviewed first author manuscripts and has presented her research at various national and international conferences. She is also the recipient of several training fellowships and awards including the NIH F30 NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship, the Epilepsy Foundation Predoctoral Research & Training Fellowship, the Rackham Grant and the Keystone Symposium Scholarship. Dr. Plummer graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program with the Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Clinical Skills & the Art of Medicine as well as Distinctions in Research and Medical education.
Dr. Plummer subsequently joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the MetroHealth/Case Western Reserve University program in Cleveland, Ohio. During residency, she was awarded the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Excellence in Obstetrics Award. She also served on the Obstetrics Peer Review Committee and was elected to the position of Administrative Chief Resident during her fourth year.
Dr. Plummer’s research interests include understanding the molecular mechanisms of early cell fate decisions and how abnormal placental development leads to obstetrical complications. Outside the office, she is an avid pelotoner and also enjoys running, being outdoors as well as spending time with her family. She is beyond thrilled to join the collaborative and supportive environment at Stanford University.