Lejla attended medical school at the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine followed by residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern McGaw Medical Center in Chicago. She is presently a 2nd year fellow in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has been the recipient of the Berlex Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, CREOG academic achievement award, and the “Gissur Brynjolfsson, M.D. Endowed Scholarship” from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine for pursuit of academic excellence and perseverance toward her medical degree in spite of unusually difficult challenges. She has presented at national meetings of the Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.