Professor Winter is a Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Surgeon in Oxford with a private practice based at the Manor Hospital, Oxford and an NHS consultant practice based at the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals.
Professor Winter is able to offer advice on a broad range of ENT problems, both adult and children. He is able to offer advice and treatment for conditions including salivary gland problems, sinus disease, ear problems, Snoring, Dysphagia (swallowing problems), Hearing loss, Nasal polyps, Neck lumps, Head and neck cancer.
Professor Winter has a specialist interest in tumours of the head and neck, both benign and malignant. He is a recognised national expert in the treatment and management of tumours. He is a member of the Oxford Head and Neck Multidisciplinary team and lead head of department for head and neck surgery in Oxford.
He is able to advise on a wide range of problems including lumps in the head and neck, cancer and benign tumours of the head and neck, salivary problems, sore throats and tonsillitis, sinus problems, swallowing problems, snoring, hearing loss and tinnitus
Professor Winter undertook his undergraduate medical training at the University of Bristol during which time he spent a further year gaining a BSc in Anatomy. He qualified as a doctor in 1997.
He completed his initial surgical training in the South West of England and the Oxford region, gaining a broad surgical experience. During this time he has also taught Anatomy to the medical students at the University of Oxford. He then completed his higher surgical training in Ear Nose and Throat Surgery on the Oxford training programme.
To further develop his surgical skills Professor Winter sought out additional experience and awarded a before being appointed a consultant spent a year as a Fellow at the internationally acknowledged centre of excellence at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia, working with Professor Krishnan he was able refining his skills in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery and working with Professor Wormald he was able to further develop his expertise in advanced endoscopic sinus surgery and surgery for snoring. During this time he was awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the Lionel Colledge Memorial Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Karl Storz Travelling Fellowship and the Ethicon Travelling Fellowship.
Before taking up his current position in Oxford he held the post of Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Swansea.
Professor Winter has always recognised the importance of research, both to be able to critically appraise information but also to be able to advise his patients on new developments. As part of his training he undertook a period of dedicated research under the supervision of the world renown Professor Adrian Harris at Weatheral Institute of Molecular Medicine. This work looked at the prognostic markers and potential pathways for treatment of Head and Neck Cancers.
This work was in funded by a prestigious Royal College of Surgeons Research fellowship grant. The work has been published in many high impact factor scientific journals and is now the basis of a national trial. He was awarded a doctorate of medicine (MD) in 2006.
Professor Winter has continued to develop a research interest and is now involved in a number of high profile national studies.
Professor Winter remains actively involved in teaching, and is frequently invited to lecture at a number of national meetings. He has authored a number of books and book chapters.
Outside work he enjoys spending time with his family, sport and sailing.