Health Science Center recruits Winston to department of surgery


The Health Science Center has added another outstanding surgeon to its team of top-notch faculty members. John H. Winston III, M.D., has joined the department of surgery in the School of Medicine as an assistant professor. He will have appointments in the divisions of surgical oncology and general surgery.

Dr. Winston earned his M.D. in 1994 from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He completed his residency in general surgery in 1999 and a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery in 2000 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Last year, Dr. Winston earned his M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee.

“We are extremely pleased to have recruited a colorectal surgeon of the caliber of Dr. John Winston,” said Stephen M. Cohn, M.D., F.A.C.S., the Witten B. Russ Chair in Surgery at the Health Science Center. “John is an excellent clinician and surgeon with a real passion for education. He brings unique expertise to our Health Science Center, and we expect the new section of colorectal surgery to make great strides in improving the care of colonic and anorectal problems under Dr. Winston’s leadership.”

Prior to arriving at the Health Science Center, Dr. Winston was an assistant professor of surgery at Ohio State University. His surgical interests include pelvic floor physiology, local excision of rectal cancer, minimally invasive and laparoscopic approaches to colorectal disease, and dynamic magnetic resonance defecography. His primary interest is in laparoscopic approaches to colon diseases. He has directed numerous courses that teach the technique and was awarded a faculty teaching award at Ohio State University.

Dr. Winston is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He has been elected as a fellow in both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

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