Brooklyn, NY (May 20, 2019) — Dr. Alfred C. Winkler has been named chief of urology at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Dr. Winkler, who is also an assistant professor of clinical urology at Weill Cornell Medicine, was most recently chief of urology at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Winkler into this new role,” said Robert Guimento, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. “Dr. Winkler is an outstanding clinician who is deeply committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients and to the communities we serve.”
In his new role, Dr. Winkler will continue to expand NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital’s urology division into a multi-specialty department offering high-quality, compassionate care for both men and women with urologic issues.
"We are pleased to have Dr. Alfred Winkler as chief of our renowned urology service at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where he will lead an outstanding group of urologists who all have specialized training and expertise," said Dr. Peter Schlegel, senior associate dean for clinical affairs and chairman of the Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine.
“I am thrilled to be joining NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and to have the opportunity to work in this incredibly dynamic, diverse borough,” said Dr. Winkler. “I look forward to working with the NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine team in Brooklyn to offer patients the very best urologic care right in their own community.”
Dr. Winkler’s areas of focus include men’s health, kidney stones and bladder dysfunction in both men and women. He is passionate about community health and spreading awareness of urologic disease, and his community outreach includes organizing educational and screening programs for prostate cancer and bladder health, and visiting places of worship and community centers to educate people on urologic health. He plans to continue these efforts in Brooklyn, and believes patient education is an essential part of the collaborative effort between physician and patient to achieve the best outcomes.
“Today, patients have more access to information than ever before, but they often only hear about extremes that create fear and may delay them from seeking treatment,” said Dr. Winkler. “That’s why it is so important to spend time understanding patient concerns inside and outside the office.”
Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine in 2015, Dr. Winkler served as the regional director of the Department of Urology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, and before that, at Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital, also operated by NYC Health + Hospitals. Dr. Winkler has served as an assistant professor in the Department of Urology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Dr. Winkler received a Master of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University, a medical degree from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, part of the State University of New York system, and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. He completed his internship, general surgery residency and urology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, where he also served as the chief resident of urology. He has been a board-certified urologist and member of the American Urologic Association since 1999.
About NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital:
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital has been providing outstanding medical care to the surrounding communities for over 135 years. Located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the 591-bed teaching hospital, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine, provides specialized services in advanced and minimally invasive surgery, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive and liver disorders, and cancer and cardiac care. The Hospital’s Emergency Department provides separate areas for adult and pediatric patients, as well as a separate women-only area. More than 5,000 babies are delivered annually in the Hospital’s Department of Maternal Child Health. The Hospital houses Centers of Excellence for bariatric surgery and breast imaging, a cancer program accredited by the Commission on Cancer, and a New York State-designated stroke center. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network. For more information or to find a physician, please call 718-499-2273 or visit nyp.org/brooklyn.
About Weill Cornell Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine — faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization—are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar offers a Cornell University medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist. For more information, visit weill.cornell.edu.