After more than a decade with the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Jon Winkler and his family look forward to settling down close to home.
Dr. Winkler, M.D., Ph.D., joins Davis Health System's surgical staff, with an office in Suite 103 at 911 Gorman Ave. He will be in a practice with Drs. Buchanan Dugan and Christine Edwards.
"My wife, Amanda, and I love being part of a close-knit community, and the Elkins area will be a perfect fit," said Dr. Winkler, whose mother grew up in Keyser. His parents currently live in Mineral County. "My experience in the Air Force was invaluable and prepared me for a wide variety of situations, but it's time for a transition to the private sector and Davis Memorial Hospital provides an ideal setting."
The Winklers have four children, a son who attends Liberty University in Virginia, plus a son and two daughters still living at home.
"People in the community have been incredibly kind and welcoming," Dr. Winkler said. "Our children are already involved in activities, and we're all looking forward to enjoying the tremendous quality of life offered in this area."
Dr. Winkler is board-certified in general surgery. He is a graduate of the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and has a doctorate in engineering science and mechanics from the University of Tennessee Space Institute. His undergraduate degree is from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kan.
Immediately prior to joining Davis Health System, Dr. Winkler served as commander of the Air Force Special Operations Surgical/Critical Care Team at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where he also was a member of the faculty. Since 2007, Dr. Winkler has been deployed with the Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team to five different countries.
In addition to his medical training, Dr. Winkler plays the piano, keyboard and drums and served as a keyboardist and vocalist at Cinco Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He also enjoys playing golf and tennis, as well as fishing and scuba diving.
"I'm really looking forward to building lasting relationships with my patients," Dr. Winkler said. "I appreciate the impact that we can have on people's lives, and it's my goal to ensure the best possible surgical care for all residents of the Potomac Highlands region."
Dr. Winkler's office is located in the Physicians Professional Building on the campus of Davis Memorial Hospital. For more information or an appointment, call 304-637-9302.