About Dr. Robert A. Winn

Dr. Robert WinnDr. Winn is an accomplished physician-scientist and a champion of the “bench to community” model in underserved communities. For over a decade, Dr Winn has worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between basic science and community-based health care. He has received national and international acclaim for his efforts to empower underserved patient populations, improve health care delivery, and ensure equal access to cutting-edge medical treatments for all. His basic science research, which has been supported by multiple NIH and VA Merit awards, focuses on the translational aspects of the Wnt Pathway, RNA-binding proteins, and electrically silent-ion channels in lung cancer. As a result of his scientific efforts, Dr. Winn has published over 60 manuscripts and 5 book chapters. His expertise in the field of lung cancer has landed him a seat on several scientific review committees, including Molecular Oncogenesis and Cancer Molecular Pathobiology study sections at the NIH.

Dr. Winn, a pulmonary and critical care specialist, received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. He completed his medical residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, and his fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. Furthermore, Dr. Winn’s clinical work extended to the Veteran communities at the VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System in Denver, as well as the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago where he established the first multidisciplinary Pulmonary Nodule Clinic.

In December of 2019, Dr. Winn accepted the directorship ofVCU Massey Cancer Center. He is a Professor with tenurein the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at VCU School of Medicine.

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