Dr. Michael Winkler, a radiologist who specializes in advanced cardiovascular imaging, is the new chief of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Radiology in the Department of Radiology and Imaging at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
Winkler comes to MCG from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and UK Health, where he was an associate professor and director of UK Health’s Gill Heart Institute International Research and Education Fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging. While at UK, Winkler co-founded an interdisciplinary medical volumetric visualization and fabrication lab in the university’s School of Art and Visual Studies, where imaging files can be changed into 3D replicas of internal organs. Winkler still holds an appointment there as an adjunct professor.
Among other roles, he serves as the media lead for the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, which offers physicians certification in cardiovascular CT imaging. He also is chair of the Verification Committee of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and a board member of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. He is associate editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy and The International Journal of Angiology.
While in Kentucky, Winkler served the Lexington and Fayette County Chapter of the NAACP as second vice president.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his radiology residency and cardiovascular and interventional radiology fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles Geffen School of Medicine.