Dean Winslow

Dean Winslow

Infectious disease doctor, Hospitalist

Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine) and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

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Dean Winslow, MD is Professor of Medicine with appointments in the Divisions of Hospital Medicine and Infectious Diseases and is a Senior Fellow (courtesy) at CISAC/Freeman Spogli Institute. He has served on the Stanford faculty since 1998 and served from 2003-2008 as Co-Director of Stanford's Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program. 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 Company where he worked both as a bench scientist on HIV drug resistance then later designed the clinical trials supporting FDA approval of efavirenz. In 1999 he became Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Visible Genetics Inc. and led the FDA clearance of the TRUGENE HIV-1 drug resistance test. Dr. Winslow joined the staff at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in 2003, where he served as Chief of the Division of AIDS Medicine and later as Chair of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Winslow returned to Stanford full time in 2013. In 2015 he was appointed Academic Physician-In-Chief at Stanford/ValleyCare and Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine. He was a Resident Fellow in Robinson House 2013-2017 and was visiting faculty at Oxford University in 2017. He was Lead Physician for the US Antarctic Program of the National Science Foundation 2019-2020 based at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. He serves on the National Security Task Force of the Hoover Institution.

Dr. Winslow’s professional interests focus on patient care and clinical teaching. Dr. Winslow is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. He is the author of 80 papers. He is,a member of the IDSA Sepsis Task Force, and previously served as Chair of the Standards and Practice Guidelines Committee. He serves on the editorial board of the journal AIDS, and is associate editor of both Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Infectious Disease Alert.

Colonel Winslow entered the Air National Guard in 1980 and was a Distinguished Graduate of the USAF 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 2011-2014. Colonel Winslow deployed to the Middle East six times from 2003-2011 as a flight surgeon supporting combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. From Jan-April 2003 Colonel Winslow was the flight surgeon responsible for combat rescue operations from Tikrit to northern Iraq. In 2005 he coordinated military public health 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 he served as hospital commander during the Iraq surge. He is a 2007 graduate of Air War College. He served as an infectious disease consultant to the USAF Surgeon General. In 2017 Dr. Winslow was nominated by the President to serve as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. He has 1150 military flying hours including 431 combat hours and 263 combat sorties. He has extensive operational experience in fighter, tactical airlift, and combat rescue missions.

Since 2006 Dr. Winslow has arranged medical care in the U.S. for 28 Iraqi children who have complicated medical conditions for which care is not available in Iraq. In 2015, Dr. Winslow and his wife, Dr. Julie Parsonnet, created The Eagle Fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which provides aid to middle eastern and central American refugees. In 2018 he co-founded Scrubs Addressing the Firearms Epidemic (SAFE), which unites health care professionals to address gun violence in the US as a public health issue and to advocate for education, research, and evidence-backed policy to reduce gun violence.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Distinguished graduate, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Flight surgeon (1983)
  • Graduate, United States Air Force Air War College, Strategic studies (2007)
  • Medical Education: Thomas Jefferson University (1976) PA
  • Fellowship: Oschner Foundation Hospital (1981) LA
  • Residency: Christiana Health Care Medical Center of Delaware (1979) DE
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease (1982)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1979)

Honors & Awards
  • Alwin C. Rambar-James B.D. Mark Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Stanford University School of Medicine (2019)
  • Award for Humanitarian Service to the People of Iraq, Iraqi Armed Forces (2008)
  • Chief Residents Award for Dedication to Teaching, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2020)
  • David A. Rytand clinical teaching award, Department of Medicine, Stanford University (2014, 2015)
  • George W. Bush Award- outstanding Air National Guard officer, Air Force Association (2006)
  • Humanitarian Service Award, American College of Physicians (2007)
  • Legion of Merit, Air Medal (3), Combat Action Medal, Afghanistan Campaign (2), Iraq Campaign (4), United States Air Force (2015)
  • Malcom C.Grow Award - outstanding Air Force flight surgeon (ANG command), Society of USAF Flight Surgeons (1988)
  • Society Citation, Infectious Diseases Society of America (2017)

Administrative Appointments
  • Academic Physician-In-Chief, Stanford/ValleyCare, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015 - 2017)
  • Clinician Educator Appointment and Promotions Committee, Stanford University (2004 - 2015)
  • Faculty, Bing Overseas Studies Program, University of Oxford (UK) (2017 - 2017)
  • National Security Task Force, Hoover Institution, Stanford University (2020 - Present)
  • Professoriate Appointment and Promotions Committee, Stanford University School of Medicine (2018 - Present)
  • Resident Fellow, Robinson House, Stanford University (2013 - 2017)
  • Senior Fellow (Courtesy), Center for International Security and Cooperation/Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (2021 - Present)
  • Stanford Department of Medicine Core Faculty, Stanford University (2014 - Present)
  • Stanford Department of Medicine Professional Practice Evaluation Committee, Stanford University (2014 - Present)
  • Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015 - 2017)


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Practice Locations

(DEACTIVATED) Positive Care Clinic at Palo Alto ,

(DEACTIVATED) Positive Care Clinic at Palo Alto ,