Dr. Winker is originally from Fulton, Missouri, but relocated to Davidson, North Carolina to attend college. He is married with three children.
After graduating from Davidson College, Dr. Winker attended Bowman Gray School Medicine in Winston Salem, North Carolina where he continued his family medicine residency and fellowship. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice.
Dr. Winker has been affiliated with Rutherford Regional Medical Center since 1992 where he served for several years as Chief of the Family Medicine. He went on to serve as Chief of Staff in 2011.