- ABMS Certification:
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
- Clinical Practice:
Dr. Leyva is from Houston, the eldest of five children. ?She attended Houston Baptist University, graduating magna cum laude with double majors in biology and biochemistry/molecular biology. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where she also completed her internal medicine residency and stayed on for another year as a chief resident and an assistant professor of medicine. After that, she completed her fellowship in rheumatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Leyva was in practice as a rheumatologist and a clinical assistant professor of medicine in Temple, Texas prior to joining UVA Physicians Group in October 2016. She is interested in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology and earned her RhMSUS certification from the American College of Rheumatology in January 2016. She is also working toward an executive MBA in healthcare management through the University of Texas at Dallas, to be completed in 2018.
She loves spending time with her husband and kitties, reading and spending time outdoors. She’s still a Texan at heart, but loves beautiful Charlottesville.
- 2018 Best Bedside Manner Awards, OurHealth Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley Magazine; Second Place, Rheumatology
- University of Texas Medical Branch 2007
- University of Texas Medical Branch
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center