William L. Winters, Jr., MD, MACC, MACP

Emeritus Professor of Cardiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Emeritus Member, Department of Cardiology
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , Temple Hospital
Residency , Temple Hospital
MD , Northwestern University School of Medicine
Publications

Lessons in creating a rewarding career
Winters, WL 2014, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 10, no. 4, pp. 266-268. DOI:

The Texas Medical Center: building blocks for the future.
Winters, WL & Wainerdi, R 2013, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 9, no. 3, pp. 181-182.

One of a kind: Jimmy Frank Howell, M.D.
Winters, WL 2013, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 9, no. 1, pp. 54-55.

Rules for the road.
Winters, WL 2012, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 8, no. 4, pp. 63-64.

George Cooper Morris Jr., M.D.: 1924-1996.
Winters, WL 2012, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 8, no. 3.

Litigation: an ounce of prevention.
Winters, WL 2012, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 8, no. 2, pp. 52-53.

How the cookie crumbles: a personal health care experience.
Winters, WL 2010, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 6, no. 4, pp. 1-3.

The elders.
Winters, WL 2010, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 6, no. 2, pp. 1-2.

Trust: a Fort Knox medical commodity.
Winters, WL 2009, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 5, no. 2.

Integrating complementary medicine into cardiovascular medicine: A report of the american college of cardiology foundation task force on clinical expert consensus documents (Writing Committee to Develop an Expert Consensus Document on Complementary and Integrative Medicine)
Vogel, JHK, Bolling, SF, Costello, RB, Guarneri, EM, Krucoff, MW, Longhurst, JC, Olshansky, B, Pelletier, KR, Tracy, CM, Vogel, RA, Abrams, J, Anderson, JL, Bates, ER, Brodie, BR, Grines, CL, Danias, PG, Gregoratos, G, Hlatky, MA, Hochman, JS, Kaul, S, Lichtenberg, RC, Lindner, JR, ORourke, RA, Pohost, GM, Schofield, RS, Shubrooks, SJ, Tracy, CM & Winters, WL 2005, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 46, no. 1, pp. 184-221. DOI:

ACC/ACP/SCAI/SVMB/SVS clinical competence statement on vascular medicine and catheter-based peripheral vascular interventions
Creager, MA, Goldstone, J, Hirshfeld, JW, Kazmers, A, Kent, KC, Lorell, BH, Olin, JW, Rainer Pauly, R, Rosenfield, K, Roubin, GS, Sicard, GA, White, CJ, Creager, MA, Winters, WL, Lorell, BH, Merli, G, Rodgers, GP, Tracy, CM & Weitz, HH 2004, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 44, no. 4, pp. 941-957. DOI:

American College of Cardiology/European Society of Cardiology Clinical Expert Consensus Document on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Task Force on Clinical Expert Consensus Documents and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines
Maron, BJ, McKenna, WJ, Danielson, GK, Kappenberger, LJ, Kuhn, HJ, Seidman, CE, Shah, PM, Spencer, WH, Spirito, P, Ten Cate, FJ, Wigle, ED, Vogel, RA, Abrams, J, Bates, ER, Brodie, BR, Danias, PG, Gregoratos, G, Hlatky, MA, Hochman, JS, Kaul, S, Lichtenberg, RC, Lindner, JR, ORourke, RA, Pohost, GM, Schofield, RS, Tracy, CM, Winters, WL, Klein, WW, Priori, SG, Alonso-Garcia, A, Blomström-Lundqvist, C, De Backer, G, Deckers, J, Flather, M, Hradec, J, Oto, A, Parkhomenko, A, Silber, S & Torbicki, A 2003, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 42, no. 9, pp. 1687-1713. DOI:

ACC/AHA clinical competence statement on echocardiography: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine Task Force on clinical competence.
Quiñones, MA, Douglas, PS, Foster, E, Gorcsan, J, Lewis, JF, Pearlman, AS, Rychik, J, Salcedo, EE, Seward, JB, Stevenson, JG, Thys, DM, Weitz, HH, Zoghbi, WA, Creager, MA, Winters, WL, Elnicki, M, Hirshfeld, JW, Lorell, BH, Rodgers, GP, Tracy, CM & Weitz, HH 2003, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol 16, no. 4, pp. 379-402.

American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Clinical Competence Statement on Echocardiography: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/American College of Physicians - American Society of Internal Medicine Task Force on Clinical Competence
Quiñones, MA, Douglas, PS, Foster, E, Gorcsan, J, Lewis, JF, Pearlman, AS, Rychik, J, Salcedo, EE, Seward, JB, Stevenson, JG, Thys, DM, Weitz, HH, Zoghbi, WA, Creager, MA, Winters, WL, Elnicki, M, Hirshfeld, JW, Lorell, BH, Rodgers, GP & Tracy, CM 2003, Circulation, vol 107, no. 7, pp. 1068-1089. DOI:

Identification of hibernating myocardium with quantitative intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography: Comparison with dobutamine echocardiography and thallium-201 scintigraphy
Shimoni, S, Frangogiannis, NG, Aggeli, CJ, Shan, K, Verani, MS, Quinones, MA, Espada, R, Letsou, GV, Lawrie, GM, Winters, WL, Reardon, MJ, Zoghbi, WA & Picard, MH 2003, Circulation, vol 107, no. 4, pp. 538-544. DOI:

ACC/AHA 2002 guideline update for exercise testing: Summary article. A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee to update the 1997 exercise testing guidelines)
Gibbons, RJ, Balady, GJ, Bricker, JT, Chaitman, BR, Fletcher, GF, Froelicher, VF, Mark, DB, McCallister, BD, Mooss, AN, OReilly, MG, Winters, WL, Antman, EM, Alpert, JS, Faxon, DP, Fuster, V, Gregoratos, G, Hiratzka, LF, Jacobs, AK, Russell, RO, Smith, SC & Smith, SC 2002, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 40, no. 8, pp. 1531-1540. DOI:

ACC/AHA 2002 guideline update for exercise testing: Summary article. A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association task force on practice guidelines (committee to update the 1997 exercise testing guidelines)
Gibbons, RJ, Balady, GJ, Bricker, JT, Chaitman, BR, Fletcher, GF, Froelicher, VF, Mark, DB, McCallister, BD, Mooss, AN, OReilly, MG, Winters, WL, Antman, EM, Alpert, JS, Faxon, DP, Fuster, V, Gregoratos, G, Hiratzka, LF, Jacobs, AK, Russell, RO & Smith, SC 2002, Circulation, vol 106, no. 14, pp. 1883-1892. DOI:

Microvascular structural correlates of myocardial contrast echocardiography in patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular dysfunction: Implications for the assessment of myocardial hibernation
Shimoni, S, Frangogiannis, NG, Aggeli, CJ, Shan, K, Quinones, MA, Espada, R, Letsou, GV, Lawrie, GM, Winters, WL, Reardon, MJ & Zoghbi, WA 2002, Circulation, vol 106, no. 8, pp. 950-956. DOI:

Mr. CRACKPOT (Madison River Collaborative Randomized And Controlled Knowledgeable Piscatorial Options Trial)
Eagle, KA, Winters, W, OConnor, G & Judge, R 2002, ACC Current Journal Review, vol 11, no. 3, pp. 23-26. DOI:

ACC/AHA guideline update for perioperative cardiovascular evaluation for noncardiac surgery - Executive summary: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Committee to update the 1996 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation for noncardiac surgery)
Eagle, KA, Berger, PB, Calkins, H, Chaitman, BR, Ewy, GA, Fleischmann, KE, Fleisher, LA, Froehlich, JB, Gusberg, RJ, Leppo, JA, Ryan, T, Schlant, RC, Winters, WL, Gibbons, RJ, Antman, EM, Alpert, JS, Faxon, DP, Fuster, V, Gregoratos, G, Jacobs, AK, Hiratzka, LF, Russell, RO & Smith, SC 2002, Anesthesia and Analgesia, vol 94, no. 5, pp. 1052-1064.