Lepore joins Baystate Medical Practices – Pioneer Women’s Health
GREENFIELD — Timothy (TJ) Lepore, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist, has joined the staff of Baystate Medical Practices – Pioneer Women’s Health, as the practice’s third ob/gyn.
A graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, with a bachelor of science in history, Dr. Lepore received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland and completed his residency at Baystate Medical Center in August.
Lepore grew up on Nantucket, where his father is a surgeon.
“Medicine runs in my family,” he says, adding that his grandfather was also a surgeon, his sister is a nurse, and other members of his family pursued medical careers, as well.
“I always have been interested in medicine, and knew I would go into it someday,” he said, “And that’s partially why I studied history as an undergrad; I wanted to have a little more rounded education rather than to steep myself in science and medicine right from the start.”
Following his graduation from Bates, Lepore worked as a research technician at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, where he organized, planned and implemented lab- and field-based research on mosquitoes, in relation to West Nile Virus and malaria.
“While living on Nantucket, I helped with studies on ticks, so this venture into mosquito study was a natural for me,” he said.
Lepore, who lives in Florence with his wife Kate and two young children, says he spent time at BFMC during his residency and fell in love with the area.
“I like having a feel for the community and the people, and I feel truly comfortable in this setting — both at Pioneer Women’s Health and in Greenfield.”
Baystate Medical Practices – Pioneer Women’s Health is located in Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Medical Office Building, 48 Sanderson Street, and can be reached at 413-773-2200.