Kimberly W. Schlesinger, MD

Dr. Schlesinger earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. After completing an internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, she returned to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for fellowship training in hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Schlesinger is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with additional certification in medical oncology and hematology.

With a strong combination of clinical and leadership experience resulting in her designation as a local "Top Doc" year after year, Dr. Schlesinger is grateful for her role in developing a Riverside cancer and blood disorder clinic in Tappahannock. She sees medical oncology and hematology as an embodiment of ideal modern medicine, relying heavily on science but also on careful consideration of the human condition. Helping patients navigate daily challenges and personal choices is what she considers the most incredible part of her job.

Significant breast cancer experience and a fondness for geriatric oncology are among Dr. Schlesinger's range of specialties, all shaped by her relationship-driven medical philosophy. Believing that physical healing is fostered by strong and supportive relationships within the family, community and treatment team, she strives to make treatment part of her patients' lives without consuming their lives.

Although she was born in Baltimore and grew up in Pittsburgh, Dr. Schlesinger and her husband Tom fell in love with Virginia during her residency in Charlottesville. In addition to the state's variety, history and climate, she especially loves the kindness of folks in eastern Virginia. She loves to spend time with Tom and their two children, from playing games to watching movies. The family is active in their church and enjoys outdoor activities like camping, swimming and running.


Tappahannock Cancer Care Center
659 Hospital Road Bldg A suite 200/201
Tappahannock, VA
(804) 443-8801

Medical School

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


University of Virginia


University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Board Certifications

American Board of IM/Hematology
American Board of IM/Medical Oncology
American Board of Internal Medicine

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