Baystate Wing Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Yolanda Lenzy, Board Certified Dermatologist and Medical Director of Lenzy Dermatology and Hair Loss Center has joined the medical staff and is now providing dermatology services once weekly at the Palmer Medical Center, located at 40 Wright Street in Palmer.
Dr. Lenzy received her medical degree from the University of Maryland, her Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University and her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Health Promotion from American University, where she graduated with top honors. In 2010, she was the first African American physician to complete the Boston University/Tufts University Combined Dermatology Residency Program.
Prior to college, Dr. Lenzy trained in cosmetology and has been a licensed cosmetologist for 20 years. Her background as a hair stylist fueled her passion to focus her career on optimizing care for the hair and scalp from a medical perspective. Dr. Lenzy has participated in numerous studies on psoriasis, photo-aging and various causes of hair loss, including partnering with local hair salons to educate stylists on ways to help prevent styling induced hair loss.
Dr Lenzy is an Associate Clinical Professor at University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center. She has authored numerous publications for academic journals, book chapters and nationally distributed patient education materials. She has presented her research to the World Congress of Dermatology in Cairns, Australia and Edinburgh, Scotland, the National Medical Association and the Skin of Color Society.
For more information or to make an appointment with Dr. Lenzy, who will be seeing patients on Mondays at the Palmer Medical Center located at 40 Wright Street in Palmer, please call 413-284-5400.