Patient Safety Institute

Daniel H. Winship, MD

Daniel H. Winship, MD is Chief, Cook County Bureau of Health Services, and former Petersdorf scholar in residence at the Association of American Medical Colleges and Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs and chief executive officer at University of Missouri Health Care. He also holds the academic appointment of Emeritus Professor of Medicine in the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine. He is currently Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical College, and Clinical Professor of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago.  Dr. Winship has devoted his professional life to research, academic medicine and medical administration. He has held numerous academic appointments, including dean of the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago; and director, Division of Gastroenterology, professor and associate chairman of the Department of Medicine and associate dean for VA Affairs at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia. Dr. Winship also has been actively involved in clinical practice, having held such appointments as medical center director of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri; and associate deputy chief medical director (chief operating officer) for health affairs in the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. In 1990, he received the Distinguished Service Medal and Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dr. Winship has served on the editorial boards of several research and specialty journals and was associate editor of the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine. He has held leadership positions with many gastroenterology societies as well as numerous medical professional groups, including the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the University HealthSystem Consortium.

Dr. Winship earned his BA from Rice University and received a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1958. He did an internship at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans and a residency at the University of Utah College of Medicine in Salt Lake City. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Yale University School of Medicine in 1963.