Hello, I'm Dr Lexi

Being diagnosed with a heart condition as a teenager definitely fueled my desire to become a physician. However, I'm not sure I ever imagined that I would be committing to 15 years of schooling after high school! 

I was born in a very small town, and the thought of ever becoming a doctor seemed like a distant dream. I studied hard, and having a family of educators was a blessing. They helped me identify that I would have to teach myself how to learn, in various fashions, as I progressed through different educational levels. 

Overcoming obstacles is a part of life, and dealing with the failure of a board exam is an obstacle that, at one time, seemed unsurmountable. When being faced with failure, I chose to do exactly that - face it - and not hide from it. Failures allow us to learn and grow, and from my adversities I developed the E.D.I. pillars of my coaching method. 

I love the field of high-risk obstetrics because I love helping people, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to directly educate individuals about all things pregnancy related.

My Mission

As a Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) physician I enjoy taking care of pregnant patients every day, particularly those with high-risk issues during their pregnancy. 

Becoming an MFM was a journey filled with many years of training and exams, exams that are both financially and emotionally taxing. I want to help other physicians in the field of OB/GYN, as well as MFM, navigate this amazing journey so that it is more fun than frazzling and more enjoyable than exhausting.

Through my years in the medical field it is clear that there is a missing piece between the patient – physician relationship that needs mending, and a key component to this is empowering patients to advocate for themselves. My goal is to help improve self-advocacy for physicians as well as the patients for which they provide care and guidance. Ultimately, I want to leave a lasting, positive impact on the lives of my clients who will do the same for their families, friends, and/or patients.

To fulfill this mission of teaching self-advocacy, I have three pillars

EXPAND Knowledge

Building a solid knowledge base is important to be able to advocate for yourself as a patient or a professional.


Learning skills to communicate efficiently and effectively is key to having meaningful and productive interactions.


Obtaining knowledge and skills will allow you to have a positive impact on your life and the lives of those around you.

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Learn more about Dr Lexi 



I graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Nutritional Science and a minor in Spanish. Within days after graduating I moved to Costa Rica to volunteer in the Nutrition Department at the University of San Jose. While working in Costa Rica, I attended evening courses to receive the DELE (Diploma de Español Como Lengua Extranjera), an official diploma from the Spanish Ministry of Education certifying proficiency of the Spanish language.

I then returned to Texas and attended medical school at Texas A&M College of Medicine followed by a residency in OB/GYN in Phoenix, Arizona.  Then, I decided to keep on trucking and completed a 3-year fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.



I have been a practicing MFM since 2014. I was in private practice until 2020, at which time I transitioned to full-time telemedicine. Prior to medical school I worked as a medical assistant, a lab technician, a high school substitute teacher, and a college biology tutor!



Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Virginia, Washington



Top Rated Fellow (OB/GYN Clerkship), OB/GYN Golden Apple Teaching Award, Tung Van Dinh, M.D. Award for Outstanding Medical Student Teaching, and Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Award.



  1. Sepsis in Pregnancy, Congenital Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy, Maternal-Fetal Physiology & Medical Problems of Pregnancy, 36th Annual Fall Conference on High Risk Obstetrics, New Orleans, LA, October, 2022
  2. Sepsis in Pregnancy, Management of Hypertension in the Pregnant Patient, Congenital Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy, Maternal-Fetal Physiology & Medical Problems of Pregnancy, 39th Annual Fall Conference on Obstetrics, Maui, HI, October 2021
  3. Sepsis in Pregnancy, Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology 51st Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, May 2019
  4. Interdisciplinary Cardiac Panel, Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology 51st Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, May 2019
  5. Maternal Morbidity: Management of Hypertension and Diabetes in the Pregnant Patient, March of Dimes Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2018
  6. CPR in Pregnancy and Perimortem Cesarean Delivery, Maternal Congenital Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy, Obstetrical Hemorrhage, Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy, Sepsis in Obstetrics, Obstetric and Neonatal Dilemmas, Jackson Hole, WY, July 2014
  7. Nephrotic Syndrome in Pregnancy, Obstetrical Challenges of the 3rd Millennium, Phoenix, AZ, March 2011



Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

  1. Hill AJ, K Clarizio, N Verma. Resolution of Fetal Hydrops in a Case of Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation. Journal of Fetal Surgery. 2018 November 5;1(1):34-41.
  2. Brown HL, Warner JJ, Gianos E, Gulati M, Hill AJ, Hollier LM, Rosen SE, Rosser ML, Wenger NK. Promoting Risk Identification and Reduction of Cardiovascular Disease in Women Through Collaboration With Obstetricians and Gynecologists: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Circulation. 2018 June 12;137(24):e843-e852.
  3. Hill AJ, Stone DE, Cook C, Gerkin RD, Elliott JP, Ingersoll M. Management of Nephrotic Syndrome in the Pregnant Patient. The Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2016 Nov-Dec;61(11-12):557-561.
  4. Hill AJ, Sanders A, Baillargeon G, Menon R. Association of group B streptococcus colonization with early term births. Journal of Perinatal Medicine. 2015 Sep 1;43(5):559-564.
  5. Hill AJ, Martinello C, Pacheco LD, Vadhera RB, Jain SK, Walser E. Multiple Embolizations of Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations during Pregnancy. Case Reports in Perinatal Medicine. 2014; 3(2): 87–90.
  6. Hill AJ, Pacheco LD, Saade G, Hankins GDV. Familial hypertriglyceridemia in pregnancy. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2014 Apr;125(1):80-81.
  7. Coffee AL, Sulak PJ, Hill AJ, Hansen DJ, Kuehl TJ, Clark JW. Extended Cycle Combined Oral Contraceptives and Prophylactic Frovatriptan During the Hormone-Free Interval in Women with Menstrual-Related Migraines. Journal of Women’s Health. 2014 Jan 22.
  8. Jain S, Fox K, Van den Berg P, Hill AJ, Nilsen S, Olson G, Karnath B, Frye A, Szauter, K. Simulation training impacts student confidence and knowledge for breast and pelvic examination. Medical Science Educator 2014; 10.1007/s40670-014-0023-4.
  9. Hill AJ, Drever N, Yin H, Tamayo E, Saade G, Bytautiene E. The Role of NADPH Oxidase in a mouse model of fetal alcohol syndrome. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013 Dec 13. pii: S0002-9378(13)02208-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2013.12.019. 
  10. Hill AJ, Strong TH. A New Method for Creating the Bladder Flap. Clinical Medicine Insights: Women’s Health. 2013;6:51-54.
  11. Hill AJ, VanWinden, KR, Cook CR. A true cornual (interstitial) pregnancy resulting in a viable fetus. Obstetrics & Gynecology. February 2013;121(2):1-4.
  12. Mitchell K, Brou L, Bhat G, Drobek C, Hill AJ, Fortunato SJ, Menon R. Group B Streptococcus Colonization and Higher Maternal IL-1b Concentrations are Associated with Early Term Births. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. January 2013;26(1):56-61.
  13. Hill AJ, Pacheco LD. Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy. Neoreviews 2012; 13:e651-e660; doi:10.1542/neo.13-11-e651.
  14. Hill AJ, Strong TH, Elliott JP, Perlow JH. Umbilical Artery Aneurysm. Obstetrics & Gynecology. August 2010; 116 Suppl 2: 559-62.

Web-based materials:

  1. Heart Health and Contraception, blog series for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, reproformfm.org/blog, July 2020.
  2. Maternal Cardiovascular Disease, podcast series for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, smfm.org/education/podcast, February 2018.
  3. Heart Disease Disproportionately Affects Black Women, blog, https://www.momsrising.org/blog/heart-disease-disproportionately-affects-black-women, February 2018.
  4. HIV in Pregnancy, interactive peer reviewed web-based clinical cases used for medical student education at all University of Texas Systems schools, designacase.org, January 2012.
  5. Breast Disorders, interactive peer reviewed web-based clinical cases used for medical student education at all University of Texas Systems schools, designacase.org, November 2011.

Chapters in textbooks:

  1. Hill AJ, Fox K, Martin SR. Postpartum Hemorrhage. In: Norwitz E et al. Evidence-Based Obstetrics and Gynecology. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2018, pp 545-557.
  2. Fox K, Hill AJ, Martin SR. Obstetric Emergencies. In: Norwitz E et al. Evidence-Based Obstetrics and Gynecology. Chichester; John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2018, pp 559-568.
  3. Hill AJ, Gill L. Complicated Pregnancy and Delivery. In: Hurt KJ. Pocket Obstetrics and Gynecology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2018.
  4. Hill AJ. Placental Abruption. In: Dasgupta R et al. Obstetrics and Gynecology Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2018, pp 101-107.
  5. Martin SR, Hill AJ, Foley MR. Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy. In: Queenan JT, et al. Queenan’s Management of high-risk pregnancy, 6th Massachusetts: Blackwell, 2012, pp 260-291.

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