Bernard Lenchitz, MD, FACP

Bernard Lenchitz, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine

Department: Internal Medicine

Specialties:Primary Care, Internal Medicine


Dr. Lenchitz graduated from Cornell University with distinction in all subjects. After completing Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey, he moved to Cincinnati in 1985 to train at the UC Medical Center and completed 5 years of residency there in surgery and medicine. In 1990, he joined the Division of General Internal Medicine as a clinician-educator and has since become Associate Professor. Dr. Lenchitz strives to teach cost-effective, safe, evidence-based and patient-centric health care and to impart this to every resident, student, colleague and patient with which he associates. Medical students and residents at all levels of training benefit from his expertise in general internal medicine and primary care. He has won numerous awards and honors for his contributions to education from the Departments of Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as directly from the College of Medicine.

Prior to joining UC Health Primary Care, for 23 years Dr. Lenchitz worked in community health, serving impoverished, underserved and marginalized citizens in our community. He has always been committed to improving the health of every one of us. He remains a vocal and active proponent of improving the quality of healthcare for our entire community and has received recognition for this service from the local health collaborative, which represents all of the major hospital systems.

Dr. Lenchitz is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and Board Certified in Internal Medicine for the past 23 years. His expertise resides with management of diabetes, hypertension, asthma and obesity. However, he has experience in all fields of general internal medicine.

Although Dr. Lenchitz has no immediate relatives in Ohio, he is blessed with two healthy, smart and wonderful children and a truly exceptional wife. His interests include exercise, all outdoor activities, travel, especially the desert Southwest, and the culinary arts.

Dr. Lenchitz is proud to represent UC Health in our community.


Medical School

  • Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - New Brunswick, NJ


  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center - Cincinnati, OH (General Surgery)
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center - Cincinnati, OH (Internal Medicine)


Honoree Annual Award Ceremony, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - June 2001
Inpatient Internal Medicine Preceptor Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - June 2002
Honoree 35th Anniversary Lincoln Heights Healthcare Connection - October 2002
Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - May 2003
American College of Physicians Certificate of Appreciation - September 2005
Faculty Bonus Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - July 2006
Invited Fellow Program, American College of Physicians - July 2008
Honoree for 20 years of service to the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine - December 2010
2012 Collaborative Volunteer Award, The Health Collaborative - November 2012

Board Certifications

ABIM Board Certified, Internal Medicine, September, 1990
ABIM re-certified, Internal Medicine, November, 2000; October 2010
State Medical Board of Ohio, 1988 - present
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1986 – present
Fellow, American College of Physicians, 7/1/08 - present

Practice Locations

  • Downtown

    • UC Health Primary Care (Downtown)

      425 Walnut Street
      Suite 200
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

      Phone: (513) 475-7676
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