Faculty Faculty 2012

H. Richard Winn, M.D

Director of Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Dr. Winn joined the faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai in 2003 as Director of Research. His own interest in Neurosurgical research began in 1971: as part of the University of Virginia residency, Dr. Winn spent a year in England where he had the opportunity to initiate clinical research on the natural history of cerebral aneurysms at Atkinson Morley’s Hospital in Wimbledon and to pursue long-term outcome studies initiated by Sir Wylie McKissock.

Following military service in Germany, Dr. Winn returned to a faculty position, joining John A. Jane, M.D., Ph.D., at the University of Virginia where he initiated his clinical activities while simultaneously pursuing basic science training in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular physiology.

It was in this laboratory setting that he began his studies on the role of adenosine and cerebral blood flow regulation. He has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1974 for this ongoing effort.

From 1983-2002 Dr. Winn was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 2003, Dr. Winn moved to Mount Sinai Medical School where he was appointed as a tenured Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience.

He has served on the American Board of Neurological Surgery (Vice Chairman, 2001-2002) and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery (Chairman, 2000-2001). He is a founding and consulting editor of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America and the editor-in-chief of Youman’s Fifth edition, The Textbook of Neurological Surgery (Elsevier, 2003) and co-editor of The Management of Cerebral Aneurysms (Elsevier, 2003). Widely recognized for his clinical expertise, he has been named a “Best Physician” in multiple publications since 1991. His clinical specialty interests are cerebrovascular diseases, tumors, spine, radiosurgery and trauma.

The Winn Prize

The H. Richard Winn, M.D. Prize is an annual award established in presented by of the Society of Neurological Surgeons to encourage research in the neurosciences and to recognize outstanding, continuous commitment to research in the neurosciences by a neurological surgeon. The Society of Neurological Surgeons is the American society of leaders in neurosurgical residency education, and is the oldest neurosurgical society in the world.
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