Dr. Nicole Lee Plenty

Dr. Nicole Lee Plenty is a double board-certified OB/GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, blogger, public speaker, and patient advocate. Although standing just shy of five feet tall, she is described by those who know her as having a giant, bubbly personality and even bigger vehemence for service. Being raised from humble beginnings in the rural town of DeRidder, Louisiana, Nicole is passionate about mentorship of youth from low-income communities and advocacy for health and work equity for women of color.

Nicole attended Xavier University of Louisiana where she held the title of Miss Xavier University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors. She then obtained a dual Medical Doctorate (MD) degree and Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Systems Management from Tulane University. Dr. Plenty completed her OB/GYN residency training as well as Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she also earned a Master of Science degree concomitantly. Due to her natural leadership, she served as administrative chief resident and administrative chief fellow during her years of expertise training. Through the practice of medicine, she grew an increased awareness of how public policy and legislative issues relevant to women’s health directly shaped health outcomes. Because of that, she served as a state and national leader in various sections of the American Medical Association and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Additionally, she was one of two recipients of the ACOG National Gellhaus Fellowship which granted her the opportunity to continue women’s health advocacy work on Capitol Hill. She currently serves as a leader of the AMA Women Physician Section and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine National Health Advocacy and Policy Committee.

Dr. Plenty’s passion for service is also evident through her international advocacy and medical missions work in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Jamaica. Most recently, she launched Pregnancy Pearls with Dr. Plenty, a website and vlog she created to help patients advocate for themselves by providing pre-/post-conception advice and education regarding complications of pregnancy. She has received local, state, and national honors for her involvement in health policy, mentorship, and her work in community advocacy. Among those, she has received Top 40 under 40 recognitions from the National Minority Quality Forum, the National Medical Association, the Indianapolis Business Journal, as well as her alma mater, Xavier University of LA. She has served as an advisor to various companies, most recently being the Women’s Health Advisor for Physician Promise, a new telehealth company, and a clinical instructor for Medical Education Without Borders. Dr. Plenty is the proud wife of Rev. Dr. James Anthony Plenty. Together, they are co-owners of Green District, a salad spot, in Fishers, IN. She and her husband currently reside in the Houston Metropolitan area with their son, Harrison, and “fur baby”, Sophie. There, she provides high risk pregnancy care full time and continues to do pregnancy research and resident education.


Twitter: @NicoleLeeMD
Instagram: @pregnancy_pearls
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/PregnancyPearlswithDrPlenty
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pregnancypearls


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