Leon Lenchik, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Leon Lenchik, M.D.


Arthritis-Musculoskeletal DRC

Clinical Specialties

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiology, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Osteoporosis

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4316


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Education & Training

  • M.D., Northwestern University Medical School , 1990
  • Internship, Surgery, Bridgeport Hospital, 1991
  • Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Bridgeport Hospital, 1995
  • Fellowship, U Cal-S Diego Affil Hosps, 1996

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology, Radiology, Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology


  • Nat'L Osteoporosis Foundation
  • Soc Of Clinical Densitometry
  • Soc Of Skeletal Radiology
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Am Coll Of Radiology
  • Radiological Soc of North Amer
  • Am Soc Of Bone & Mineral Resea

NPI Number

  • 1871578336
Leon Lenchik, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Leon Lenchik, M.D.

Professor, Radiology
Sticht Center on Aging
Arthritis-Musculoskeletal DRC

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4316


Recent Publications

Register TC, Divers J, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Lenchik L, Wagenknecht LE, Hightower RC, Xu J, Smith SC, Hruska KA, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Relationships between serum adiponectin and bone density, adiposity and calcified atherosclerotic plaque in the African American-Diabetes Heart Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013;98(5):1916-1922.

Liu C, Leng I, Kritchevsky S, Ding J, Earnest C, Ferrucci L, Goodpaster B, Guralnik J, Hsu F, Lenchik L, et al. The impact of sarcopenia on the response to a physical activity intervention in older adults [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011;59(Suppl 1):S63.

Wang X, You T, Lenchik L, Nicklas BJ. Resting energy expenditure changes with weight loss: racial differences. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010;18(1):86-91.

Dasher LG, Newton CD, Lenchik L. Dual X-ray absorptiometry in today's clinical practice. Radiol Clin North Am. 2010;48(3):541-560.

Girard CJ II, Wasserman PL, Lenchik L. Secondary tumoral calcinosis with intraosseous penetration. Radiol Case Rep. 2009;4(1):213-224.

Nicklas BJ, Wang X, You T, Lyles MF, Demons J, Easter L, Berry MJ, Lenchik L, Carr JJ. Effect of exercise intensity on abdominal fat loss during calorie restriction in overweight and obese postmenopausal women: a randomized, controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009;89(4):1043-1052.

Freedman BI, Bowden DW, Ziegler JT, Langefeld CD, Lehtinen AB, Rudock ME, Lenchik L, Hruska KA, Register TC, Carr JJ. Bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7) gene polymorphisms are associated with inverse relationships between vascular calcification and BMD: the Diabetes Heart Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2009;24(10):1719-1727.

Carr JJ, Register TC, Hsu F-C, Lohman K, Lenchik L, Bowden DW, Langefeld CD, Xu J, Wagenknecht LE, Freedman BI, et al. Calcified atherosclerotic plaque and bone mineral density in type 2 diabetes: the Diabetes Heart Study. Bone. 2008;42(1):43-52.

De Maeseneer M, Marcelis S, Jager T, Lenchik L, Pouders C, Van Roy P. Sonography of the finger flexor and extensor system at the hand and wrist level: findings in volunteers and anatomical correlation in cadavers. Eur Radiol. 2008;18(3):600-607.

Bopp MJ, Houston DK, Lenchik L, Easter L, Kritchevsky SB, Nicklas BJ. Lean mass loss is associated with low protein intake during dietary-induced weight loss in postmenopausal women. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008;108(7):1216-1220.

Kritchevsky SB, Lenchik L, Leng X, Ding J, Guralnik J, Ferrucci L, Pahor M, Earnest C, Hsu F, Goodpaster G. Body composition and physical function in the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Pilot (LIFE-P) study [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55(4 Suppl):S67.

Lyles MF, Wang X, You T, Lenchik L, Demons JL, Nicklas BJ. Changes in weight and body composition 12 months following completion of a weight loss intervention [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55(4 Suppl):S165-S166.

Moanbang CZ, De Maeseneer M, Shahabpour M, Lenchik L, Pouliart N. MR imaging findings in patients with a surgically significant mediopatellar plica. JBR-BTR. 2007;90(5):384-387.

Register TC Lenchik L, Hsu FC, Lohman KK, Freedman BI, Bowden DW, Carr JJ. Type 2 diabetes is not independently associated with spinal trabecular volumetric bone mineral density measured by QCT in the Diabetes Heart Study. Bone. 2006;39(3):628-633.

Bowden DW, Lohman K, Hsu F-C, Langefeld CD, Carr JJ, Lenchik L, Wagenknecht LE, Freedman BI, Herrington DM. Hormone replacement therapy is associated with increased C-reactive protein in women with type 2 diabetes in the Diabetes Heart Study. Diabet Med. 2006;23(7):763-767.

Miller GD, Nicklas BJ, Davis C, Loeser RF, Lenchik L, Messier SP. Intensive weight loss program improves physical function in older obese adults with knee osteoarthritis. Obesity. 2006;14(7):1219-1230.

You T, Murphy KM, Lyles MF, Demons JL, Lenchik L, Nicklas BJ. Addition of aerobic exercise to dietary weight loss preferentially reduces abdominal adipocyte size. Int J Obes. 2006;30(8):1211-1216.

Krege JH, Miller PD, Lenchik L, Misurski DA, Chen PQ. New or worsening lumbar spine vertebral fractures increase lumbar spine bone mineral density and falsely suggest improved skeletal status. J Clin Densitom. 2006;9(2):144-149.

Freedman BI, Hsu FC, Lohman K, Bowden DW, Leonchik L [sic] [Lenchik L], Langefeld CD, Xu J, Register Tc, Rich SS, Wagenknecht LE. The relationship between calcified atherosclerotic plaque and bone mineral density: the Diabetes Heart Study [abstract]. Atheroscler Suppl. 2006;7(3):14.

De Maeseneer M, Buls N, Cleeren N, Lenchik L, De Mey J. An ancient Roman bowl embedded in a soil sample: surface shaded three dimensional display using data from a multi-detector CT. JBR-BTR. 2006;89(5):264-265.

All Publications

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For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.

Professor, Radiology

Clinical Specialties

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiology, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Osteoporosis

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