6/4/2008 –David J. Winchester, M.D., Chief of the Division of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology at NorthShore University HealthSystem(NorthShore) and Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine was invested with the NorthShore Board of Directors/David P. Winchester Chair of Surgical Oncology in a ceremony May 6, 2008. An endowed chair is the highest academic honor in medicine. The chair was created through the philanthropic support of an anonymous donor and honors Dr. Winchester’s father, David P. Winchester, M.D., former Chairman of the ENH Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. David J. Winchester, of Winnetka, joined NorthShore University HealthSystem in 1994. He is recognized for leading surgical research trials in breast cancer, and he is Co-Director of the NorthShore Patricia G. Nolan Center for Breast Health—a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment facility known for its multidisciplinary approach to treating illness and disease. Dr. Winchester received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
“ENH always has been fortunate to have friendships of dedicated individuals with unwavering commitment and support,” said Colleen D. Mitchell, ENH Foundation President. “We are grateful for the generosity shown by an anonymous donor, which honors one of our most talented and respected physicians, Dr. David P. Winchester. Endowing this chair in his name, and having Dr. David J. Winchester be the inaugural chair holder, informs others of the tremendous advancements both these physicians have made in the field of breast cancer surgery.”