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Andrew A. Winkler, MD

Associate Professor, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Director, Visage Center

Clinical Office:

1635 N. Aurora Court, 6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045

Appointments:  720-848-2820

Academic Office:

12631 E. 17th Avenue, B205
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-1950
Fax: 303-724-1961

Hospital Affiliations:

University of Colorado Hospital
Children's Hospital Colorado
Denver Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Denver Health

Clinical Interests:

Cosmetic and functional reconstruction of the face, head and neck.

Subspecialty Training: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Medical School

(1998-2002) MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School

Postdoctoral Education – Residency

(2003-2007) Residency, University of Maryland, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
(2002-2003) Internship, University of Maryland, Department of General Surgery

Postdoctoral Education – Fellowship

(2007-2008) Fellowship, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University

Speaker of Honor, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2017

Biostaristics Collaboration Award. 2012

Stryker-Leibinger Educatioal Grant. 2009, 2011

Trailblazer award and distinction from the Stryker Corporation. 2009 

First-ever score of 100th percentile at the University of Maryland in any category on the Otolaryngology annual inservice exam (Facial Plastics-100th, Overall-91st). 2006

Graduation in top third of class at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. 2002

First-ever High Honors in Med Microbiology & Immunology, University of Wisconsin. 1998

Dr. Brenda Pfaehler Award of Excellence in fostering student learning. 1998
Letters and Science Honors Thesis Grant. 1997




Winkler AA, Stallmeyer MJB and Le TT. Report of a Scalp Arteriovenous Malformation Spontaneously Hemorrhaging into a Preauricular Sinus. ENT Journal. 2009 Feb; 88(2): E17-20. Pub Med ID: 19224470.

Lewis MB, Winkler AA and Silverman RP. Correction of the Unilateral Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity with a Composite Cartilage-Vestibular Skin 'Pennant' Flap. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2007 Oct;120(5):1357-62. Pub Med ID: 17898612

Winkler AA, Smith TL, Meyer TK, and Le TT (2007). The Management of Frontal Sinus Fractures. In S. Kountakis & M. Onerci (Eds.), Rhinologic and Sleep Apnea Surgical Techniques (pp. 149-58). Berlin: Springer. Pub Med ID:

Winkler AA, Milburn ML, Holton LT, Goldberg NH, and Silverman RP. Effect of suture material on tensile strength and complication rate in abdominal fascial defects repaired with acellular dermal matrix. Hernia. 2008 Feb; 12(1): 33-8. [Epub 2007 Sep 13] Pub Med ID: 17851729

Winkler AA, Weber SM and Downs BW. Prerhinoplasty Facial Analysis. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated June 2008.

Winkler AA and Downs BW. Aging Male Rhinoplasty. In Wang TD & Downs BW (Eds.), Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America: Male Facial Rejuvenation. Elsevier. August 2008. Vol 16(3): 329-335. Pub Med ID: 18620984

Sautter NB, Winkler AA, and Smith TL. Frontal Sinus Trauma. In Goldberg AN, Lee C & Murr A (Eds.), Head and Neck Trauma. (In Press). Pub Med ID:

Winkler AA and Wang TD. Complications after Upper Blepharoplasty. In Capone RB & Sykes JS (Eds.), Facial Plastic Surgery Complications: Management of the Untoward Result. Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. (In Press). Pub Med ID:

Winkler AA and Wudel J. Biopsy, Temporal Artery. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated January 29, 2010.

Chen HH, Winkler AA. Injectable Soft Tissue Fillers. eMedicine from WebMD. (In Press)

Winkler AA and Wudel J. Facial Analysis and Preoperative Evaluation. In Bailey BJ, Johnson JT and Newlands SD (Eds.), Head and Neck Surgery—Otolaryngology. Lipppincott Williams & Wilkins. Fifth  Edition. 2012.

Winkler AA, Soler ZM, Leong PL, et al. “Complications associated with alloplastic implants in reconstructive rhinoplasty.” Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. 2012Aug; 27:1-­‐5.

Cooper SE and Winkler AA. Rhinophyma Limited to the Nasal Ala in a Young Woman: Report and Surgical Treatment. ENT Journal. Submitted March 2013.

Ferril GR and Winkler AA. Management of complications from alloplastic implants in rhinoplasty. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. (In Press) Mar. 2013

Research Focus

Facial aesthetics
Laser scar treatment

2016-Present Colorado ENT Society, President

2015-Present AAFPRS-Fellowship Committee (CHAIR)

2014-2016 Board of Directors-Colorado ENT Society, Officer-At-Large

2014-Present Colorado Medical Society

2013-Present Center for Global Health, CO School of Public Health, Affiliated Faculty Member

2012-2015 AAFPRS-Young Physicians Committee (ex-CHAIR)

2011-Present AAFPRS-Fellowship Committee

2008-Present AAFPRS-Residency Relations Committee

2008-Present AAFPRS-Young Physicians Committee

2008-Present AAFPRS-Fellowship Curriculum Subcommittee

2008-2010 International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

2003-Present American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

2003-Present American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery