Post Author: Bayo Curry-Winchell, MD

Bayo Curry-Winchell, MD

Bayo Curry-Winchell is a family physician and can be reached at Dr. BCW and on TikTok, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter @DR_BCW. Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell holds the esteemed position of medical director of community engagement and health equity, where she spearheads initiatives related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Additionally, she serves as the medical director of urgent care clinics at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV, and is the visionary founder of Beyond Clinical Walls, a social media and podcast platform targeted at sharing accurate and credible health information through free, entertaining, and engaging short-form content to help bring health information to audiences that might not otherwise have access to other health information.

Dr. Curry-Winchell’s profound commitment to her community extends beyond her primary roles. She also assumes the role of medical director for the Washoe County Sexual Assault Response Team, offering crucial support to survivors of sexual assault. Her dedication shines as she volunteers as an assistant medical examiner at Washoe County Child Protective Services, ensuring the welfare of vulnerable children.

In response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Curry-Winchell lent her expertise to the Reno Mayor’s Task Force and the Governor’s Medical Advisory Team in 2021, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to public health. In 2023, she was appointed by the governor to Nevada’s Patient Protection Commission.

Throughout her career, Dr. Curry-Winchell has been honored with numerous awards, including the prestigious 2022 Healthcare Heroes Award from Nevada Business Magazine. She has also been recognized with the Community Service Award by the Washoe County Medical Society, the 2021 Young Physician Award from the same society, and the 2020 PBS Reno Spotlight Extraordinary Neighbor Award.

Her remarkable accomplishments extend beyond the local arena, with accolades such as the Sierra Nevada’s Top 20 Most Powerful Women Award in 2019 and her recent recognition as one of the 75 Black health care leaders to watch by Becker’s Hospital Review. Dr. Curry-Winchell has also served as the president of the Washoe County Medical Society and has had the privilege of being a two-time TEDx presenter.

Her expertise and insights are not confined to her medical practice; Dr. Curry-Winchell actively participates in national media interviews and consistently contributes to various publications. Outside of her professional endeavors, she finds joy in the company of her husband and their two young daughters, relishing life in the picturesque surroundings of Reno-Tahoe.