Bachelor of Science-Biology – Calvin College, 1991

Doctor of Medicine –Vanderbilt University, Alpha Omega Alpha, 1995

Internship, General Surgery– University of Rochester, NY, 1996

Residency, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Rochester, NY, 2000

Certification and Memberships

  • Board Certified – American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member American Medical Association and Michigan State Medical Society

Professional Interests

Voice Disorders and Laryngeal Surgery – Dr. Winkle has had the opportunity to train with some of the finest vocal surgeons in the United States, and works closely with the speech pathologists in the community, including the vocal rehab clinic at Mary Free Bed. Dr. Winkle provides Botox injections for spasmodic dysphonia and vocal tremor.

Nasal and Sinus Surgery – Using recent advances such as computer guided sinus surgery and powered sinus microdebriders, Dr. Winkle is fully trained in current state of the art techniques.

Head and Neck Surgery – Working closely with the oncologists and radiation oncologists in the West Michigan community, Dr. Winkle is interested in the optimal medical and surgical management for all types of head and neck tumors.

Diseases of the Ear – Dr. Winkle has research experience and continued interest in hearing loss, middle ear surgery, and reconstruction.