Leader in Medicine

Jeffrey L. Winters

MD

The American Health Council has cordially invited Dr. Jeffrey Winters, MD as “Best in Medicine.” Dr. Winters has been recognized in the field of Transfusion Medicine having amassed over 17 years’ worth of experience in medicine, education and research.

Dr. Winters first became involved in his profession following his own unique experience with patients during his residency, which ultimately sparked his interest in transfusion medicine. With a clear career path in mind, Dr. Winters received his BSc from the Centre College of Kentucky in 1988. He continued his educational endeavours by graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine with his MD in 1993.

Dr. Winters earned the opportunity to complete his Residency at the Chandler Medical Center in 1998 and his Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 1999. Dr. Winters is also recognized as Board Certified in both Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology and Blood Banking/Transfusion. Keen to continue broadening his knowledge within the field, Dr. Winters maintains membership with the American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).

In his current capacity, Dr. Winters has dedicated 15 years to his role as Vice Chair for the Division of Transfusion Medicine at the Mayo Clinic Rochester where he displays extensive expertise in the areas of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Transfusion Medicine, Blood, Stem Cell, Research and Apheresis. Daily responsibilities include educating a resource team, training a program director, duties as a medical director, pathology and transfusion medicine research, and clinical services.

Ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation by the 2016-2017 US News and World Report, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to exceptional clinical practice, education and research, with a mission to provide the best care possible to their patients. Mayo Clinic currently has major campuses in Rochester, Minn.; Scottsdale and Phoenix, Ariz.; and Jacksonville, Fla. Meanwhile, The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states. At Mayo Clinic the patients needs come first while nurturing the well-being of the whole person, respecting physical, emotional and spiritual needs. The healthcare professionals at Mayo Clinic deliver the best outcomes and highest quality service through the dedicated effort of every team member.

In regards to his many professional triumphs over the course of his esteemed career, Dr. Winters has been the recipient of numerous accolades including; the American Society of Investigative Pathology Concepts in Molecular Biology Scholarship in 1993, the Albert Benjamin Chandler Award in 1993, the American Society for Apheresis Junior Investigator Award in 2002, the Faculty Teaching Award in 2001, the American Society for Apheresis Presidential Award in 2014 and the American Society for Apheresis Lecturer Award in 2013. This is in addition to the DLMP Innovation & Leadership in Education Award in 2012 and the Mayo Clinic Excellence through Teamwork Award in 2008. He has also been awarded Teacher of the Year in 2005, 2009 and 2011.

In addition to his impressive array of awards, Dr. Winters also holds achieving the following accomplishments in high esteem: the Merck Manual Award in 1993, Alpha Omega Alpha in 1992, the Irving and Esther Kanner Memorial Award in 1991, the Pathology Prize in 1990, the Doris M. Scripture Scholarship in 1990, the Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Award in 1990, the ASCP Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement in 1990, Phi Beta Kappa in 1988, the Wilbur Cooke Biological Science Award in 1988, the Dean’s Scholarship in 1988, Phi Sigma Iota in 1987, the Dean’s List in 1984 and the Trustee Scholarship and Merit Scholarship in 1984.

Reflecting on his achievements to date Dr.Winters remains most proud of his peer- review publications. Looking to the future, Dr. Winters aspires to transition into the role as division chair which will allow him to enhance his leadership skills.

In his time outside of work, Dr. Winters keeps active through exercising and hiking. Additionally, he enjoys spending time camping and reading. Dr. Winters is also known to commit his time and support to the Boy Scouts of America, Gamehaven Council.

Vice Chair, Division of Transfusion Medicine at the Mayo Clinic

  • Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to exceptional clinical practice, education and research, with a mission to provide the best care possible to their patients.
  • The healthcare professionals at Mayo Clinic deliver the best outcomes and highest quality service through the dedicated effort of every team member.

Source: Mayo Clinic

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Professional Awards & Honors

  • Junior Investigator Award- 2002
  • Faculty Teaching Award -2001
  • American Society for Apheresis Presidential Award -2014
  • American Society for Apheresis Lecturer Award -2013
  • DLMP Innovation & Leadership in Education Award -2012
  • Mayo Clinic Excellence through Teamwork Award -2008
  • Teacher of the Year -2005
  • Teacher of the Year -2009
  • Teacher of the Year -2011
  • American Society for Apheresis Junior Investigator Award 2002
  • Faculty Teaching Award -2001
  • American Society of Investigative Pathology Concepts in Molecular Biology Scholarship -1993
  • Albert Benjamin Chandler Award -1993
  • Presidential Award -2014
  • Lecturer Award- 2013
  • DLMP Innovation & Leadership in Education Award -2012
  • Clinical Pathology Teacher of the Year -2011
  • District Award of Merit, Hiawatha District -2011
  • Clinical Pathology Teacher of the Year -2009
  • Mayo Clinic Excellence through Teamwork Award -2008
  • Scouter of the Year-2008
  • Clinical Pathology Teacher of the Year- 2005