Brooke Winner, M.D.
Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bachelor of Science: Stanford University, Stanford, California (2001)
Medical Degree: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (2008)
Obstetrics & Gynecology: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (2012)
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Missouri (2014)
Board Eligible General Obstetrics and Gynecology
DaVinci Robot Cerified Surgeon (2012)
Areas of Clinical Interest
Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery for fibroids, endometriosis, prolapse and other conditions. Almost all patients are candidates for a minimally invasive approach. Second opinion appointments available. Benefits include less pain, shorter hospital stay (typically same-day or next-day discharge), faster recovery, less blood loss, lower infection and other complication rates, and smaller (more cosmeic) incisions.
Fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, abnormal or heavy bleeding, endometrial polyps, prolapse, infertility, pelvic pain, post-menopausal bleeding, abnormal pap smears, sexually transmitted and vaginal infections, well woman exams and contraception.
Minimally invasive gynecologic procedures including laparoscopic hysterectomy (for any size uterus), laparoscopic and hysterosopic myomectomy (removal of fibroids), enclosed uterine tissue morcellation (to prevent spread of fragments), laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy (removal of ovarian cysts), laparosopic excision of endometrosis, laparoscopic oophorectomy (romoval of ovaries), laparoscopic sacral-colpopexy (for prolapse), robotic surgery, hysteroscopic polypectomy (removal of intauterine polyps), dilation and curettage (D&C), endometrial ablation, insertion of intrauterine device (IUD), colposcopy and loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) for abnormal pap smears, endometrial biopsy and many more.
Areas of Research Interest
Improving minimally invasive gyecologic surgery outcomes, making less invasive treatments safer and available to all women, improving techniques for safer tissue extraction, using surgical simulation to better train the next generation of surgeons.
Kurt Semm Award for the Best Abstract on Laparoscopic Surgeries at AAGL 43rd Global Congress
Columbia Hospital for Women Research Foundation
Award for most influential paper in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2012
July 2012-July 2013
Best Teaching Fellow
Elected by Washington University Obstetrics & Gynecology residents
Resident of the Year Teaching Award
Elected by Washington University School of Medicine medical students
July 2011-June 2012
Chief Administrative Resident
Elected by Washington University Obstetrics & Gynecology residents and faculty
St Louis Obstetrical & Gynecological Society Editor’s Award
Awarded for outstand resident research project
Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Awarded by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Reviewer, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reviewer, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reviewer, Journal of Graduate Medical Education
June 2014- present
Reviewer, Textbook review for Doody’s Review Service
Original Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts
Winner B, Peipert JF, Zhao Q, Buckel C, Madden T, Allsworth JE, Secura G. “Effectiveness of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception.” New England Journal of Medicine. 2012 May; 366:1998-2007.
Winner B, Zighelboim I. Invasive Cervical Cancer for the Primary Care Provider. Department of Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. CME Online Module.
Abstracts and Presentations
Winner B, Dukes J, Biest S. A Novel Surgical Proctoring Model for Minimally Invasive Gynecology: Effect on Rate of Abdominal Hysterectomy and Outcomes at a Community Hospital. AAGL 43rd Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. November 2014.
Valentine M, Shanks A, Biest S, Winner B. Effect of Adding a Minimally Invasive Gynecology Division on Graduating Resident Operative Volume. AAGL 43rd Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. November 2014
Wolf M, Biest S, Dukes J, Winner B. Addition of a Vaginal Cuff Closure Model to the Standard Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Curriculum in an OB/GYN Residency Program. AAGL 43rd Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. November 2014.
Winner B, Biest S. Laparoscopic Management of a Cornual Ectopic Pregnancy. Video Presentation. 42nd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Washington, D.C. November 2013
Valentine M, Biest S, Winner B. SurgiQuest versus traditional insufflation: a retrospective cohort study. 42nd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Washington, D.C. November 2013
Rosenstock J, Ioffe J, Goa F, Winner B, Biest S, Mutch D, Powell M. Moving Towards Personalized Care for Endometrial Cancer: Does Minimally Invasive Surgery Facilitate Use of Selective Lymph Node Dissection? 41st AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Las Vegas, NV. November 2012
Winner B, Peipert JF, Zhao Q, Buckel C, Madden T, Allsworth JE, Secura G. Effectiveness of Long- Acting Reversible Contraception. St. Louis Obstetrics and Gynecology Society Meeting. St. Louis, MO. April 2012.