Neil Winawer, MD

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Office: GMH/FOB 447

Phone: 404-778-1648

Fax: 404-778-1602



Dr. Winawer graduated from Union College with a B.S. in Chemistry/Mathematics. He attended medical school at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, graduating in 1993. He performed his residency training in internal medicine at New York University/Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Winawer has been on the faculty at Emory since 1996. He was an inaugural member of the 1998 Hospitalist Group at Grady, which was the first public hospitalist program in the nation. He is currently the acting director.

Dr. Winawer’s area of clinical interest includes medical errors and patient safety. Aside from publishing several articles in this area Dr. Winawer also supervises monthly conferences whereby medical errors and patient safety topics are discussed. He also has studied the effects of telemetry monitoring on Emergency Room flow, presenting his results at the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual meeting.

Dr. Winawer spends five month a year as a supervising attending on the medical wards of Grady Memorial Hospital. He also supervises medical residents several times per week in the Medical Clinic at Grady. During the other months Dr. Winawer continues to teach in the outpatient setting and serves as the Director of the Telemetry Unit. His day to day management includes downgrading low risk patients to expedite emergency room flow of telemetry patients.

Dr. Winawer oversees the lecture schedule for the Hospitalist Group and runs the Morbidity & Mortality Case Conferences. He also organizes the interdepartmental Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine Conferences.

Dr. Winawer places a high priority on student and resident education. Along with several colleagues he has published on how to be a more effective teacher. He also is credited with winning multiple teaching awards at Grady including:

  • Golden Apple 2005-2006 Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Golden Apple 2001-2002 Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Golden Apple 1999-2000 Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Yearly housestaff award given to a faculty member displaying
  • excellence in teaching on the medical wards at Grady Hospital
  • Primary Care Teaching Award Honorable Mention 1999-2000
  • Outpatient teaching award given to a faculty member in the Medical Clinic who has displayed excellence in teaching

Aside from running the Telemetry Unit, Dr. Winawer is also the acting Director of the 7A medical ward at Grady. Dr. Winawer also serves on numerous committees at Grady including:

  • Hospital Emergency Operations Service Line Committee
  • Chairman, Utilization & Review Committee
  • Quality Management Committee
  • Drug Use & Effects Committee
  • Best Practices- Acute Myocardial Infarction Committee
  • Rapid Response Team Committee