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Meet our new cardiologist: Dr. Jonathan Winkler

June 25, 2020

We are pleased to welcome a new cardiologist to our New Britain team: Dr. Jonathan Winkler.

We asked Dr. Winkler to share a little background about himself.

Tell us about your training.

I was born and raised in Connecticut. I did my undergraduate training at Cornell University and majored in Biology. I got my medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. I then completed my internship and internal medicine residency at the Brown University program at Rhode Island Hospital. I chose to remain at Brown for my cardiology fellowship and was selected to serve as the Chief Fellow during my final year of training.

What made you want to be a cardiologist?

What I like most about being a cardiologist is the ability to provide both acute care to a sick patient and then be able to improve that patient’s quality of life for years to come, through ongoing lifestyle modification and medical management.

Do you have any particular areas of interest within cardiovascular health?

I enjoy managing all aspects of general cardiology. I have a particular interest in structural heart disease including valve disease and congestive heart failure. I also have an interest in advanced echocardiography including transesophageal and 3D echocardiography.

At Starling, what are the key services you will provide?

I will treat patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings for all aspects of general cardiovascular disease. I will perform stress testing and cardiac imaging including nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.

What are some words of advice about heart health?

It is never too late to start making changes that will improve your quality of life for the rest of your life. It is important to remain as active as possible and make healthy diet choices.

When should people see a cardiologist for the first time?

People should see a cardiologist whenever there is a high suspicion of cardiovascular disease or when they are referred by their primary care providers.

What are your favorite aspects of being a doctor?

I enjoy being that person people can rely on to address their health concerns, resolve their issues, and help improve their lives.

What do you do when you are not working?

I love spending time with my family including entertaining an energetic toddler and large Goldendoodle named Lilly. I enjoy skiing, hiking, and playing soccer.

Where do you see patients?

I will see patients starting in mid-August at 1 Lake Street in New Britain. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (860) 223-0220. For those in a hospital setting, I will see patients at the Hospital of Central Connecticut.