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Winthrop’s Department of Surgery Grows with addition of Megan Winner, MD
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August 17, 2016
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Megan Winner, MD, MS, joins the Department of Surgery and Winthrop Surgical Associates as Attending Physician

Mineola, NY – Winthrop-University Hospital is pleased to announce that New Hyde Park resident Megan Winner, MD, MS, has joined the Department of Surgery and Winthrop Surgical Associates as Attending Physician. Board certified in General Surgery, Dr. Winner is an expert in cancer research and has a unique background that includes a focus on cancers of both the gastrointestinal tract and the skin.

“Dr. Winner is a highly skilled surgeon who brings a wealth of experience to her role at Winthrop,” said Collin Brathwaite, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Winthrop. “Apart from her surgical talent, her expertise in data management is an incredible contribution to our team of researchers and our world-class surgical services.”

Dr. Winner received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO, where she remained as she earned her Doctor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. In St. Louis, she worked in a cell biology laboratory that specialized in researching how cancer develops.

Her studies continued upon relocation to New York City as she attended Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she earned her Master of Science in Biostatistics. Dr. Winner then completed a Residency in General Surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center (NYP/CUMC), where she studied the development and progression of pre-cancerous pancreatic tumors and the outcomes of patients who undergo surgery for pancreatic disease. At NYP/CUMC, Dr. Winner served as Chief Resident and was mentored by John Allendorf, MD, FACS, who is now Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, Chief of Surgical Oncology and Director, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Program at Winthrop.

Dr. Winner recently completed a Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, specializing in Complex General Surgical Oncology. Her clinical research at Johns Hopkins focused on the ways in which surgeons and patients talk to each other about cancer surgery and treatments.

Dr. Winner’s original research has been widely published and she is a member of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the Association of Academic Surgery, and participates in many other clinical professional organizations.

For more information about Winthrop’s Department of Surgery, call 1-866-WINTHROP.