Lea Porche, MD

Lea Porche, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
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Dr. Lea Porche has experience in providing complete obstetric and maternal fetal care. In addition, she has extensive surgical experience on a high-risk labor and delivery unit. She incorporates this perspective into the prenatal counseling she provides. Her special interests include prenatal diagnosis with ultrasound, placental disorders, and care and intervention for maternal medical conditions that affect pregnancy.  

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, exercising, journaling, coaching her children’s sports teams, traveling and trying new foods. 

Hospital Affiliations
CHRISTUS Children's


Patient Ratings & Reviews

  • Provider explained things in an understandable way 4.8
  • Provider listened carefully 4.8
  • Provider courtesy and respect 4.5
  • Provider overall care rating 4.8
  • Provider time spent with patient 4.8

Education & Certifications

  • Education


    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Education


    Eastern Virginia Medical School – Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Education


    Eastern Virginia Medical School – Maternal Fetal Medicine

  • Certificate

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology: OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine

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