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Robert D. Winfield, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Medical School

MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 2004

Post Doctoral Education

Fellow, Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, University of California – San Diego, 2011-2012

Intern and Resident, General Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2004-2011

NIH NRSA (T32) Research Fellow, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2006-2008

Board Certifications

Surgery – Certified

Surgical Critical Care – Eligible

Clinical Interests

Dr. Winfield's clinical interests include trauma surgery, surgical critical care, general surgical emergencies, and general surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

Surgical and Wound Care Clinic
Barnes Center for Outpatient Health
4901 Forest Park Ave.
Floor 3, Suite 340
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 362-5298

Selected Publications

Goldberg RF, Kaafarani H, Smith J, Winfield RD. Surgical Leadership and Political Advocacy. Bull Am Coll Surg. (in press)

Baird A, Coimbra R, Dang X, Lopez N, Lee J, Krzyzaniak M, Winfield R, Potenza B, Eliceiri B. Cell Surface Localization and Release of the Candidate Tumor Suppressor Ecrg4 from Polymorphonuclear Cells and Monocytes Activates Macrophages. J Leukoc Biol. 2012 May;91(5):773-81. Epub 2012 Mar 6.

Winfield RD, Delano MJ, Cuenca AG, Cendan JC, Lottenberg L, Efron PA, Maier RV, Remick DG, Moldawer LL, Cuschieri J. Obese Patients Show a Depressed Cytokine Profile Following Severe Blunt Injury. Shock. 2012 Mar; 37(3):253-256.

Delano MJ, Kelly-Scumpia KM, Thayer TC, Winfield RD, Scumpia PO, Cuenca AG, Harrington PB, O'Malley KA, Warner E, Gabrilovich S, Mathews CE, Laface D, Heyworth PG, Ramphal R, Strieter RM, Moldawer LL, Efron PA. Neutrophil mobilization from the bone marrow during polymicrobial sepsis is dependent on CXCL12 signaling. J Immunol. 2011 Jul 15;187(2):911-8.

Delano MJ, Thayer T, Gabrilovich S, Kelly-Scumpia KM, Winfield RD, Scumpia PO, Cuenca AG, Warner EA, Wallet SM, Wallet MA, O’Malley KA, Ramphal R, Clare-Salzer M, Efron PA, Mathews CE, Moldawer LL. Sepsis Induces Early Alterations in Innate Immunity that Impact Mortality to Secondary Infection. J Immunol. 2011 Jan 1;186(1):195-202.

Winfield RD, Mozingo DW, Armstrong JH, Hollenbeck JI, Richards WT, Martin L, Beierle EA, Lottenberg L. ATV Safety in Florida: Is Legislation Really the Answer? Am Surg. 2010 Feb:76(2):149-53

Winfield RD, Delano MJ, Lottenberg L, Cendan JC, Moldawer LL, Maier RV, Cuschieri J. Traditional Resuscitative Practices Fail to Resolve Metabolic Acidosis in Morbidly Obese Patients After Severe Blunt Trauma. J Trauma. 2010 Feb;68(2):317-30.

Winfield RD, Delano MJ, Dixon DJ, Schierding WS, Cendan JC, Lottenberg L, Lopez MC, Baker HV, Cobb JP, Moldawer LL, Maier RV, Cuschieri J. Differences in Outcome between Obese and Non-Obese Patients Following Severe Blunt Trauma are Not Consistent with an Early Inflammatory Genomic Response. Crit Care Med. 2010 Jan;38(1):51-8. Epub 2009 Aug 5.

Wilson JP, Burgess G, Winfield RD, Lottenberg L. Sturgeons versus Surgeons: Leaping Fish Injuries at a Level I Trauma Center. Am Surg. 2009 Mar;75(3):220-2.

Winfield RD, Delano MJ, Scumpia PO, Moldawer LL. Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells in Cancer Cachexia: A New Explanation for an Old Problem. JPEN. 2008 Nov-Dec;32(6):651-5.

Winfield RD, Parr AG, Ang DN, Martin TD, Chen MK, Seagle MB, Hochwald SN, Reed AI, Lottenberg L. A Case of Dual Thoracoabdominal Impalement in Vehicular Trauma. Am Surg. 2008 Aug; 74(8):757-60.

Wynn JL, Scumpia PO, Winfield RD, Delano MJ, Barker T, Ungaro RF, Levy O, Moldawer LL. Defective innate immunity predisposes murine neonates to poor sepsis outcome, but is reversed by TLR agonists. Blood. Sep 1;112(5):1750-8. Epub 2008 Jun 30.

Winfield RD, Chen MK, Langham MR, Kays DW, Beierle EA. Ashes, Embers, and Coals: Significant Sources of Burn-Related Morbidity in Children. J Burn Care Res. 2008 January/February;29(1):109-113. 

Winfield RD, Ang DN, Chen MK, Kays DW, Langham MR Jr, Beierle EA. The use of Seprafilm in pediatric surgical patients. Am Surg. 2007 Aug;73(8):792-5. 

Scumpia PO, Delano MJ, Kelly-Scumpia KM, Weinstein JS, Wynn JL, Xia C, Winfield RD, Chung CS, Ayala A, Heyworth PG, Reeves WH, Clare-Salzer MJ, Moldawer LL. Treatment with GITR agonistic antibody corrects adaptive immune dysfunction and improves survival in murine sepsis. Blood. 2007 Nov 15;110(10):3673-81.

Pub Med page for Robert D. Winfield, MD


Winfield RD, Lottenberg L. Recovery and Rehabilitation. Acute Care Surgery – Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition. (in press)

Winfield RD, Moldawer LL. Gene Therapy in Critical Illness: Past Applications and Future Potential. Civetta, Taylor, and Kirby – Critical Care, 4th Edition, 2009.

Winfield RD, Lottenberg L. The Secondary and Tertiary Survey in Acute Trauma. Civetta, Taylor, and Kirby – Critical Care, 4th Edition, 2009.