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Dr Winkler has worked as a Consultant Specialist Physician in Internal Medicine at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital since 1988. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the American College of Physicians. He has professional interests in Difficult Diagnoses, Multisystem Disease, and Critical Care. Dr. Winkler has an ongoing commitment to Clinical Research and is the Founder and Director of the Nanaimo Research Institute. He has been identified as an “Educational Influential” Physician by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, where he now enjoys a role as a Clinical Assistant Professor.

Dr. Winkler is also involved in viticulture (he makes wine from Burgundian varietals in his cellars at Domaine Renegade), travel to offbeat destinations, wild mushroom foraging, gardening, Japanese Art, efforts at local environment protection, and writing