Our Fellows


‌Letty M Romary, MD

Dr. Romary is in her third year of sub-speciality training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Letty was born, raised, and lived in Miami, Florida until 2001 when she went to North Carolina to complete her undergraduate degree at Duke University. She returned to Miami for medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where her interest in Ob/Gyn began.   During that time, she was involved in clinical research on placenta accreta.  Letty stayed in Miami for her residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital where her research interests expanded to include HIV in pregnancy, preterm labor, short cervix, and twin gestation.  Her exposure to a large volume of high-risk pregnancy confirmed her interest and she pursued a fellowship in MFM.  In 2013, she started her fellowship in MFM at EVMS. Her research interest include multiple pregnancies, ultrasound imaging in early gestation, and fetal echocardiography.



‌Lea M Porche, MD

Dr. Lea Porche began her second year of fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine in July 2014.

A native of North Carolina, Lea attended Duke University  in Durham, NC where she earned her undergraduate degree in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy. She attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and graduated in May 2010. Lea was accepted into Eastern Virginia Medical School where she completed her residency in OB/GYN. Her research interests include patient safety, informed consent, and prevention of maternal mortality.




Jennifer B Phillips, MD

Dr. Philips is in her first year of subspecialty training at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Jennifer joined the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program in August 2015.

Jennifer is originally from San Diego, CA. She earned her medical degree at the University of Virginia
School of Medicine located in Charlottesville, VA. She began her residency training at Wake Forest in
Winston Salem in July 2011. Her involvement in research during this time included encouraging long acting reversible contraceptives for post partum contraception to improve interpregnancy interval. In 2014 she matched with the MFM Fellowship Program at EVMS.

Her research interests include risk factors and prevention of preterm delivery and management of periviable pregnancies. 


‌Malgorzata 'Margaret' Mlynarczyk, MD, Ph.D.

Dr. Mlynarczyk is an MFM Fellows Alumni and is currently a full time Faculty member for Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Margaret graduated from Medical University of Lublin, Poland with MD/Ph.D. degree and moved to the United States in 2000 as a postdoc fellow. She was involved in basic science research on chronic hypoxia in pregnancy for several years at the Center for Perinatal Biology, Loma Linda University, in Loma Linda, California. In 2008, she started her Ob/Gyn residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center and in 2011 matched with the MFM Fellowship program at EVMS.  She completed her fellowship training in June 2015 and joined the MFM staff in the Department of Obstretrics and Gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Margaret has several research interests, including IUGR, prediction and prevention of preterm labor, maternal medical complications in pregnancy, and prenatal ultrasound.