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Dr. Daisy Leon-Martinez
Daisy León-Martínez, MD

Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 490 Illinois Street, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143
Practice Phone: 415/514-1082

Research/Clinical Interests

  • diversity, inclusion and health equity
  • family planning
  • preeclampsia
  • hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
  • placentation
  • fetal growth restriction
  • health disparities

Education/Training

University of California, Berkeley BA Molecular and cell Biology 2008
University of California, San Francisco MD Medicine 2015
Yale University Residency Obstetrics and Gynecology 2019
Yale University Fellowship Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2022

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2019 Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholarship Award
2019 Yale Teaching Award for Medical Student Education, New Haven, CT
2019 Ryan Program Award for excellence in family planning, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2019 C. Lee Buxton Research Award for best thesis presentation, New Haven, CT
2021 Yale-New Haven Hospital System Great Catch Award, New Haven, CT

Selected Publications

  • Lutz AB, Young-Lin N, Leon-Martinez D, et al. Measurement of Marginal Placental Cord Insertion by Prenatal Ultrasound Was Found Not to Be Predictive of Adverse Perinatal Outcomes. J Ultrasound Med. Dec 5 2020;doi:10.1002/jum.15586
  • Leon-Martinez D, Robinson JF, Zdravkovic T, et al. Trisomy 21 is Associated with Caspase-2 Upregulation in Cytotrophoblasts at the Maternal-Fetal Interface. Reprod Sci. Jan 2020;27(1):100- 109. doi:10.1007/s43032-019-00002-x
  • Menderes G, Leon-Martinez D, Azodi M. Laparoscopic Ligation of Uterine Vasculature for FertilitySparing Management of Postabortal Hemorrhage. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. Jan 2019;26(1):36-37. doi:10.1016/j.jmig.2018.03.020
  • Leon-Martinez D, Mulla MJ, Han CS, Chamley LW, Abrahams VM. Modulation of trophoblast function by concurrent hyperglycemia and antiphospholipid antibodies is in part TLR4-dependent. Am J Reprod Immunol. Oct 2018;80(4):e13045. doi:10.1111/aji.13045

Selected Presentations

  • Leon-Martinez D, Lundsberg LS, Zhang JJ, Culhane J, Son M, Partridge C, Reddy UM. Fetal growth restriction and neonatal morbidity prediction: which growth standard to use? Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, 42st Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. February 2022 (Oral Plenary Presentation).
  • Leon-Martinez D, Lundsberg LS, Zhang JJ, Culhane J, Son M, Partridge C, Reddy UM. Prediction of morbidity in large for gestational age neonates according to different growth standards. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, 42st Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. February 2022 (Poster Presentation).
  • Leon-Martinez D, Abrahams VM. Viral and bacterial signatures impair trophoblast migration which is reversed by aspirin, aspirin-triggered-lipoxin and hydroxychloroquine. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, 41st Annual Meeting. Virtual Meeting (Oral presentation).
  • Leon-Martinez D, Bank TC, Lundsberg LS, Culhane J, Silasi M, Son M, Partridge C, Reddy UM, Hoffman M, Merriam AA. Does antenatal progesterone administration modify the risk of neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage? Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, 41st Annual Meeting. Virtual Meeting (Poster presentation).