Dr. Winters earned his medical degree at the Louisiana State University Medical Center. He completed his urology residency in the combined LSU / Ochsner program, and a fellowship in female urology and voiding dysfunction at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1995. He returned to LSU in 1998, and subsequently joined the staff at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation. He assumed the Chair position at LSU New Orleans in 2006, serving both institutions. He was appointed Program Director of the Ochsner / LSU Urology Residency Program in 2005, and was recognized by the AUA as Teacher of the Year in 2009 for these efforts.
He remains the H. Eustis Reily Professor of Urology and Gynecology and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also serves as the Vice-Chancellor of Clinical Affairs and Chief Executive Officer of the LSU Healthcare Network. He is Board Certified in Urology, and was appointed as a Trustee to the American Board of Urology (ABU) in 2011, serving as President in 2016.
Dr. Winters has served as President of the Society of Urodynamics and Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), the Louisiana State Urological Society, and as a Councilor of the Society of University Urologists. He was director of the SUFU Fellowship Committee, and served as a member of the joint ABU/AUA Examination Committee. He also serves as a member of the American Urologic Association Stress Urinary Incontinence Guidelines Panel, the AUA-ABOG Stress Urinary Incontinence Outcomes Measures Panel and Chair of the AUA Urodynamics Guidelines.
He is currently a member of SUFU, the American Urological Association, the Southeastern Section of the AUA, the International Continence Society, the American Urogynecologic Society, the American College of Surgeons, the International Urogynecologic Association and the Louisiana State Urological Society. He was inducted into the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons in 2012 and the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons in 2017.