Meet Dr. BCW

Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell

TEDx Speaker
Healthcare Media Contributor
Science Communicator
Board Certified Family Medicine Physician
Urgent Care Medical Director
Member of Nevada’s Medical Advisory Team

Dr. Curry-Winchell obtained her medical degree at Ross University and completed her residency at the University of Nevada Reno Family Medicine, graduating in 2015.  Board-certified, she is currently a practicing physician, Medical Director of Community Engagement and Health Equity & Co-lead of DEIB for Carbon Health, she is also the Medical Director for Saint Mary’s Medical Group in Reno, NV, as well as the Medical Director for the Washoe County Sexual Assault Response Team and volunteers as an Assistant Medical Examiner for Washoe County Child Protective Services.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. BCW is a member of the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians and a board member for the Washoe County Medical Society, Nevada State Medical Association, Centene Silver Summit, PBS, and University of Nevada Alumni.

Dr. Curry-Winchell stays extremely active in the community, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. BCW was asked to join both the Reno Mayor’s task force and the Governors Medical Advisory team and is heavily involved with local non-profits and charities.  She has a passion and dedication to caring for and improving her community and highlighting health care disparities.  She has participated and organized webinars, rallies, and public service announcements to engage and advocate for community involvement.

Dr. BCW has been recognized for her work by a number of organizations, most recently she was named the Healthcare Hero from Nevada Business Magazine for 2022 and was awarded the Community Service award from Washoe County Medical Society for 2022, she was also recently named in the 2022 top 75 Black Healthcare Leaders to know by Beckers Hospital Review.  She received NV’s Young Physician Award & Boundary Breaker from the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2021, in 2020 she was given the PBS Reno Spotlight Extraordinary Neighbor award.  Dr. Curry-Winchell is an active member of the Young Professionals Network, being awarded one of 2018’s Top 20 under 40 Brightest Leaders in Reno-Tahoe.  She was named Sierra Nevada Top 20 Most Powerful Women in 2019 and she participated in USA Today’s One Nation Health Care Panel in 2016.  She has also had many local and national television appearances and writes for several publications.  She and her husband enjoy life in Reno-Tahoe with their two young girls