Robert Winn, MD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Community-Based Practice

Director, University of Illinois Cancer Center

Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy

Clinical Professor of Surgery

University of Illinois at Chicago

An accomplished physician-scientist and proponent of the “bench to community” model, Dr. Winn works tirelessly to bridge the gap between basic science and community-based health care.  His basic science research, which has been supported by multiple NIH and VA Merit awards, focuses on the translational aspects of the role the Wnt pathway plays in lung cancer.  He has received national and international acclaim for his efforts to empower underserved patient populations, improve health care delivery, and ensure equal access to cutting-edge medical treatments. He is a principal investigator on several community-based NIH- and NCI-funded projects, including the All of Us Precision Medicine Initiative.

Dr. Winn, a pulmonary and critical care specialist, received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.  He completed his medical residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, and a Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is a member of the National Cancer Policy Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.


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