David J. Winchester, MDDepartment of Surgery
Senior Attending

Contact Information 


  • Undergraduate: BA, Chemistry, Dartmouth 
  • Medical School: MD, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL 
  • Residency: Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Medical Center, University of Texas

Professional Memberships/Affiliations/Activities

  • American College of Surgeons (1997-present)
  • Association for Academic Surgery (1996-present)
  • Society of Surgical Oncology (1993-present)
  • Midwest Surgical Association (1998-present)
  • Chicago Surgical Society (2000-present)
  • Western Surgical Society (2000-present)                              

Scholarly Work

Publications in Peer-Review Journals:

  1. Vlastos G, Fornage BD, Mirza N, Bedi D, Lenert JT, Winchester DJ, Tolley SM, Ames FC, Ross MI, Feig BW, Hunt KK, Buzdar AU, Singletary SE:  The correlation of axillary ultrasound with histological tumor downstaging after induction chemotherapy.  Am J Surg 2000;179:446-452.
  2. Liptay MJ, Masters G, Winchester DJ, Edelman BL, Garrido BJ, Hirschtritt T, Perlman RM, Fry WA:  Intraoperative radioisotope sentinel lymph node mapping in non-small cell lung cancer.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2000;70(2):384-389.
  3. Sener SF, Milos S, Feldman JL, Martz CH, Winchester DJ, Dieterich M, Locker GY, Khandekar JD, Brockstein B, Haid M, Michel A:  The spectrum of vascular lesions in the mammary skin, including angiosarcoma, after breast conservation treatment for breast cancer.  J Am Coll Surg 2001;193:22-28.
  4. Sener SF, Winchester DJ, Martz CH, Feldman JL, Cavanaugh JA, Winchester DP, Weigel B, Bonnefoi K, Kirby K, Morehead C:  Lymphedema after sentinel lymphadenectomy for breast carcinoma.  Cancer 2001;92(4):748-752.
  5. Sener SF, Winchester DJ, Votapka TV, McGuire MS, O'Connor B, Szokol JW:  Continuing Experience with Liver Resection and Vena Cava Reconstruction Using Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest.  The American Surgeon 2002;68:359-364.
  6. Winchester DJ:  A Better Blue Dye.  Annals of Surgical Oncology 2003;10(3):208-209.
  7. Winchester DJ, Bernstein JR, Jeske JM, Nicholson MH, Hahn EA, Goldschmidt RA, Watkin WG, Sener SF, Barrera E, Winchester DP:  Upstaging of atypical ductal hyperplasia after vacuum-assisted 11-gauge stereotactice core needle biopsy.  Arch Surg 2003;138:619-623.
  8. Winchester DJ:  Hormone Replacement Therapy:  A Promoter and Modulator of Breast Cancer.  Annals of Surgical Oncology 2004;11(1):9-10.
  9. Sener SF, Winchester DJ, Brinkmann E, Winchester DP, Alwawi E, Nickolov A, Perlman RM, Barrera E, Bentrem DJ:  Failure of sentinel lymph node mapping in patients with breast cancer.  J Am Coll Surg 2004;198:732-736.
  10. Hynes DM, Weaver F, Morrow M, Folk F, Winchester DJ, Mallard M, Ippolito D, Thakkar B, Henderson W, Khuri S, Daley J:  Breast cancer surgery trends and outcomes: results from a National Department of Veterans Affairs study.  J Am Coll  Surg 2004;198(5):707-16.
  11. Jeruss JS, Winchester DJ, Sener SF, et al.  Axillary recurrence after sentinel node biopsy.  Annals of Surgical Oncology 2005;12(1):34-40.
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