A native of New Orleans, Dr. Winters earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. He completed his urology residency in the combined LSU/ Ochsner program, where he served as Chief Resident and Assistant Clinical Director at Charity Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in female urology and voiding dysfunction at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio in 1995. He returned to LSU in 1997. He was appointed Program Director of the Ochsner /LSU Urology Residency Program in 2005, and was recently recogonizedby the AUA as Teacher of the Year in 2009 for these efforts.
He is currently the H. Eustis Reily Professor of Urology and Gynecology and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also serves as director of the LSU Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship, which is involved in the multidisciplinary training of urologist and gynecologists in the field of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He is Board Certified in Urology, and was appointed as a Trustee to the American Board of Urology in 2011.
Dr. Winters is President of the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology, a Councilor of the Society of University Urologist and a member of: the American Urologic Association, the Southeastern Section of the AUA, the International Continence Society, the American Urogynecologic Society, the American College of Surgeons, the International Urogynecologic Association and the Louisiana State Urologic Society. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Southeastern Section of the AUA and as President of the Louisiana State Urologic Society. He was director of the SUFU Fellowship Committee, and during that time was influential in organizing the combined ABU/ABOG match process for Female Pelvic Medicine Fellowships. In addition, he served as a member of the joint ABU/AUA Examination Committee. He has taken an active role in the AUA Health Policy Council, where he serves as Vice- Chair of the SESAUA Health Policy Council and as the SESAUA representative to the AUA Health Policy Council. He was a member of the recently completed American Urologic Association Stress Urinary Incontinence Guidelines Panel. He currently serves as Panel Chair of the AUA Urodynamics Guidelines Panel and panelist in the AUA-ABOG Stress Urinary Incontinence Outcomes Measures Panel. In addition, he serves on the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee as well as the Practice Management Committee of the AUA. Through these roles, he has frequently consulted in the area of voiding dysfunction and female urology. He was the lead author of the AUA Core Curriculum in Urodynamics, and serves as a Core Curriculum Section Editor in the area of Female Urology and Voiding Dysfunction. He remains on the Core Curriculum Education Committee. Dr. Winters also serves as a Senior Editor for UCUR, the Urodynamics Curriculum for Urodynamics Residents, which is a joint project of the SUCPD and SUFU.
Dr. Winters served as Associate Editor of Neurourology and Urodynamics and is on the editoral board of the Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society. He reviews for nearly every major journal in the subspecialty of voiding dysfunction and has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and text chapters. Dr. Winters' work includes extensive publications regarding techniques and outcomes of the sacral colpopexy procedures, and he was one of the outcomes of the sacral colpopexy procedure, and he was one of the first to report on recurrent prolapse following this procedure. In addition, he has published extensively on graft biomechanics and histology and is recognized as a leader in graft technology on vaginal surgery. This work has facilitated his advisory roles with the AUA in these areas, and he has represented the AUA before the FDA advisory panel.
Dr. Winters has lectured extensively from the podium at the AUA, and has delivered state-of-the art lectures at the Canadian Urologic Society, SUFU, SESAUA, and the International Continence Society.