Lena Turkheimer, MD

UVA Surgery resident Lena Turkheimer

Research Resident
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion


Hi! I was born and raised in Charlottesville and am so excited to be back here for residency. I am pretty convinced there isn’t a better place to live! After going to UVA for undergrad, I moved to New York City to work as a research assistant. During medical school, I rotated at UVA as a fourth year and immediately knew that I wanted to end up training here. The culture of our program is very collegial, and I genuinely enjoy spending time with my co-residents! Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband, son, and dogs. We typically can be found attending a UVA sporting event, eating delicious food, or hanging outside at one of the many local wineries.