Dr. Legarza returned to her home state of Nevada to receive her M.D. from UNR School of Medicine. She completed one year of residency in Internal Medicine at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barabara, California before going on to complete four years of residency training in the specialty of Radiation Oncology at California Pacifica Medical Center in San Francisco, California. After graduating from residency in 2005, she worked for Radiation Medical Group in San Diego, California. She became board certified in Radiation Oncology that summer and then relocated back to Reno to be closer to family. For the last three years she has been in private practice as part of Radiation Oncology Associates in Reno, Nevada. She is an active member of the Cancer Committee at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She is skilled in intensity modulated radiation therapy techniques and high dose rate brachytherpy. She is one of the core team members for the development of the Cyberknife stereotactic cranial and body radiosurgery program. Her memberships include American College of Radiation Oncology, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and Cyberknife Society.