Mar 15, 2017
Dean Winslow, MD Stanford Medical School
Treating the Enemy

Colonel (Doctor) Dean L. Winslow

Dean Winslow, MD is Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine and a Professor of Medicine with appointments in both the Division of Hospital Medicine and the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University.  He has been a member of the Stanford faculty since 1998 and served from 2003-2008 as Co-Director of Stanford University’s Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program.  He grew up in Dover, Delaware, attended Penn State as an undergraduate (where he ran varsity track and cross-country) and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.  He completed his internal medicine training at Medical Center of Delaware and infectious disease fellowship training at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans.  He was in private practice in Wilmington, Delaware where he started the state’s first multidisciplinary clinic for HIV patients in 1985.  In 1988 he joined the DuPont Pharmaceutical Company where he worked both as a bench scientist on HIV drug resistance then later designed the clinical trials eventually leading to the FDA approval of Sustiva (efavirenz).  In 1996 he joined Agouron Pharmaceuticals where he helped direct clinical trials of Viracept (nelfinavir) and formed the Medical Affairs group responsible for post-marketing studies, medical information, and drug safety.  In 1999 he became Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Research at Visible Genetics Inc.  His group was responsible for the FDA clearance of the first pharmacogenomics diagnostic device, the TRUGENE HIV-1 drug resistance test in 2001.  Dr. Winslow joined the staff at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in 2003, where he served as Chief of the Division of AIDS Medicine from 2003-2012 and finally as Chair of the Department of Medicine from 2011-2013, the largest academic and clinical department at VMC with 200 faculty members and 76 interns and residents.  Dr. Winslow returned to Stanford University fulltime in 2013, and currently is an attending on the inpatient University Medicine and Infectious Disease consult services and does bedside and didactic teaching at Stanford Hospital and Palo Alto VA.  In 2015 he was appointed Academic Physician-In-Chief at Stanford/ValleyCare.

Colonel Winslow entered the Louisiana Air National Guard in 1980 as a general medical officer.  He became a flight surgeon in 1983 and he was a Distinguished Graduate of the School of Aerospace Medicine.  He served as Commander of the 159th Medical Group 1992-1995 and was State Air Surgeon, Delaware Air National Guard 1995-2011.  He served as ANG Assistant to the Commander, 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio/Lackland AFB 2011-2014. His last military assignment before retiring from the Air National Guard in December 2015 was Special Assistant to the Adjutant General, Delaware National Guard.  Colonel Winslow has deployed to the Middle East six times from 2003-2011 as a flight surgeon supporting combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  In September 2005 Colonel Winslow coordinated military public health and force protection in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  In 2006 Colonel Winslow served as an ER physician at the United States Air Force 447th EMEDS (combat hospital) in Baghdad and in 2008 served as hospital commander of the same unit during the surge.  In 2009 Colonel Winslow was selected to serve as a physician for several weeks in Antarctica supporting the National Science Foundation.  Colonel Winslow’s military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Aerial Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Combat Action Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 bronze stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with 4 bronze stars, Antarctica Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal with bronze star, Air Force Combat Readiness Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship ribbon (M16 rifle and M9 pistol), NATO ISAF (Afghanistan) medal, Delaware Conspicuous Service Cross, and the Louisiana Legion of Merit.