Maria Theresa Turla, M.D.Physician
Dr. Turla grew up in Congers, NY. Her parents immigrated from the Philippines and encouraged her to pursue a career in medicine. She was especially influenced by her mother who is an anesthesiologist. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She went on to earn her medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
Dr. Turla completed her Ophthalmology training at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. There, she trained at Charity hospital, known for high volume and a large variety of pathology.
Dr. Turla is excited to join Eye Physicians of Virginia. She will provide comprehensive ophthalmology care including cataract surgery, diabetic eye exams, medical management of glaucoma and eyelid surgeries.
Dr. Turla enjoys snowboarding, scuba diving, and painting. She actively participates in ophthalmology surgical brigades in Honduras and is currently assisting Health in Sight Mission in building a charity eye clinic in Roatan, Honduras.
- Board Certified Surgeon
Areas of Expertise
- Comprehensive Ophthalmology
- Cataract Surgery
- Pterygium Surgery
- Eyelid Surgery
- Cosmetic Lid Surgery and Botox
- Medical Glaucoma and Diabetic Eye Exams