Paul D. Winchester is a distinguished physician specializing in neonatal and perinatal medicine. With nearly forty years of experience, he is widely regarded as one of the top physicians in his field. Currently, he serves as the Medical Director of the Neonatal and Intensive Care Unit at St. Francis Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
As he tells it, Dr. Winchester's passion lies in helping mothers deliver healthy babies:
I have a very special and fun job. I get to save babies and invent devices to improve their chances of survival.
One facet of Winchester’s success has been his extensive education. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University and subsequently received his Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan. He went on to complete his medical degree at the University of Colorado Medical Center, where he also completed his internship and residency. Winchester’s work now focuses on providing clinical care to infants in a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. He also attends high-risk deliveries, working with highly skilled medical teams to increase a baby’s chance of surviving.
As a leader in his specialty, Winchester also conducts research and has always worked at the cutting edge of medical trends. His research has actively contributed to his field in his almost forty years as a top industry professional. He focuses on identifying risk factors that impact fetal development.
Over the course of his career, Winchester’s passion and expertise have been recognized in the form of multiple awards, including the Riley Hospital “Red Shoes” Award for outstanding accomplishments in pediatric and family care at the IU Riley Hospital.
With all of his success, Winchester’s passion for helping his fellow human extends far beyond the hospital. He is also passionate about community. Currently, he is involved with Greenwood and Center Grove high school mentorship programs and takes the time to mentor pre-med students in research and clinical development.
Dr. Paul D. Winchester has published extensive medical research. His research has been presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meetings and has included benefits of prenatal steroids in less than twenty-eight-week gestation mothers, phenol based disinfectants associated with neonatal jaundice, increased risks of NEC related to cryptosporidium, blood transfusions, and adverse effects of prenatal exposure to pesticides.