David J. Winchester,MD, FACS


Surgical Oncologist

David Winchester

My patients don’t need to have all the pieces in place. I’m flexible, and I want to solve problems and create personalized treatment plans.

202 S. Greenleaf St., Suite E
Gurnee, IL 60031
Surgical Oncology
Medical school:

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


General Surgery - Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL


Surgical Oncology - University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


Diplomate – National Board of Medical Examiners

Surgery – American Board of Surgery

In April 2023, Dr. David J. Winchester joined City of Hope Chicago as Surgical Oncologist. Dr. Winchester practices at our Outpatient Care Center in Gurnee, where he evaluates and treats patients with a variety of types and stages of cancer, primarily focusing on adrenal, breast cancer, melanoma, parathyroid tumors, sarcomas and thyroid diseases. Additionally, Dr. Winchester performs surgical services for his patients at City of Hope Chicago.

“I’m a hands-on clinician,” Dr. Winchester explains. “I’ve developed strong relationships with my patients and my goal is to maintain them and build new ones.”

Growing up, Dr. Winchester was heavily influenced by his father and namesake, a renowned surgical oncologist and Dr. Winchester’s mentor, role model and advisor. As one of four children, he saw how hard his father worked and understood the sacrifices he had to make, but Dr. Winchester was inspired by his father’s dedication and commitment to his career and his patients.

Dr. Winchester earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and completed his general surgery residency at Northwestern University’s McGraw Medical Center, also in Chicago. He went on to finish his education with a general surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. After his fellowship, Dr. Winchester was recruited to Evanston Hospital and worked in the NorthShore University Health System for 28 years before joining City of Hope.

“I’ve always been impressed with City of Hope,” says Dr. Winchester. “I’m excited to start the next phase in my career with a world-renowned leader in cancer research and treatment.”

Dr. Winchester is a member of numerous societies and associations, including the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Surgical Association, the Executive Committee of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), serving as co-author of its eight-edition breast cancer staging manual. He is also a coauthor on more than 135 publications.

Outside of City of Hope, Dr. Winchester loves spending time with his family and enjoys the outdoors, skiing, golf and racquet sports.

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