Lavinia Turian


Turian, MD

Galgau Almasului, Romania

University of Washington

Medical School
Oregon Health and Science University

Hobbies, facts and interests
My hobbies include all the EM resident classics such as mountain biking, snowboarding & skiing (I think this makes me alpine ambidextrous?), rock climbing, backpacking, wrangling my german shepherd, getting dragged up mountains (oftentimes by the aforementioned german shepherd), and collecting new outdoor hobbies that ensure emergency medicine doctors will remain employed. I also enjoy resuscitating my plants, yoga, spending hours in the candle aisle smelling candles, reading, making breakfast food (for breakfast, brunch, and brinner), working on my chaco tan, inventing new ways to mispronounce medical terms, craft beer, rooting for the Portland Timbers, being a corn hole champion, singing karaoke (off key), and making wine with my family. 

My professional interests include ultrasound, pre-hospital medicine, and wilderness medicine.

Why Fresno?
I was drawn by the fact that UCSF Fresno has the resources of an academic center while having a county-like training experience. The large catchment area has a diverse population, sees incredibly high acuity, and has a wide variety of pathology resulting in unbeatable training. Fresno also has unparalleled opportunities to get involved in wilderness medicine work through the Parkmedic program. The faculty at Fresno have been some of the most welcoming and enthusiastic people I had the pleasure of meeting. Even though interviews were virtual, I could tell how supportive and friendly the Fresno EM community was. And being close to Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and the rest of the Sierra is pretty hard to beat.