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Jordan Winter, MD

Specialty: Surgical Oncology

Jordan Winter, MD
  • Clinical Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Director, Surgical Services, UH Seidman Cancer Center
  • Division Chief, Surgical Oncology, UH Cleveland Medical Center




Member, GI Cancer Genetics Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jordan M. Winter, MD is a nationally recognized, board-certified surgeon with a special interest in the medical and surgical management of pancreatic and related cancers, pancreatic cysts, chronic pancreatitis, bile duct strictures, biliary, gastric and liver cancers and abdominal tumors.

In addition to being a highly skilled clinician, Dr. Winter is a leader in translational and basic research. As director of the Winter Lab, which is funded by the American Cancer Society and the NIH, he is at the forefront of investigational efforts to find alternative treatments for pancreatic cancer. The lab seeks to understand how pancreatic cancer cells survive in their microenvironment and identify their metabolic weaknesses to ultimately discover new and effective therapies. A clinical study will soon be underway to study the use of a novel metabolic inhibitor.

With 18 years of experience, Dr. Winter has made significant contributions to his field of study and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and a dozen book chapters, many of which focus on pancreatic cancer. He excels in his role as educator and is committed to helping his colleagues reach their professional goals.

Dr. Winter uses a unique blend of science and compassion in his approach to health care and has dedicated his career to helping patients who face the most challenging cancers. With two office locations in Cleveland and Beachwood, patients across the region have convenient access to his expertise. He also consults with people across the country through UH’s unique Telehealth program.

Dr. Winter has an impressive educational background. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1997 and his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, graduating in 2001. After completing a general surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Dr. Winter further honed his expertise at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where he completed a two-year fellowship in surgical oncology.


  • Abdominal Sarcoma
  • Bile Duct Strictures
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Liver Cancers
  • Pancreatic and Related Cancers
  • Pancreatic Cysts


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Board Certifications

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


Fellowship | Surgical Oncology
Surgical Oncology - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2009 - 2011)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Johns Hopkins Hospital (2007 - 2009)

Research Fellowship | Surgical Oncology
Surgical Oncology - Johns Hopkins Hospital (2004 - 2007)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Johns Hopkins Hospital (2001 - 2004)

Medical Education
Weill Cornell Medical College (2001)

Princeton University (1997)

Languages Spoken


Industry Relationships

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As of December 31, 2016, Jordan Winter did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.