Dr. George Winton graduated with distinction from the United States, Military Academy (West Point) in 1967. He was commissioned a second Lieutenant in the Regular Army and served tours of duty as a field artillery officer in West Germany and Vietnam. In Vietnam he was awarded a Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal. In 1971 he attended Stanford University on an Army scholarship and earned a Masters Degree in Aeronautic/Astronautics in 1972 and a Degree of Engineer in biomedical engineering in 1973. After serving briefly as an instructor of mathematics at West Point, he began studies at the Medical University of South Carolina, graduating in 1978. He completed both a dermatology residency and a fellowship in dermatologic surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. As a military dermatologist, he held positions as Chief of Dermatology and Chief of Medicine at Fort Jackson SC, Assistant Chief of Dermatology and Chief of Mohs Microscopic Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C. While at Walter Reed, he received the “A Designator” of the Surgeon General of the Army indicating exceptional competence in his specialty.
Dr. Winton Retired from the Army in 1989, receiving the Legion of Merit for his 22 years of military service. He moved to Johnson City, TN where he has remained in private practice. He is Board Certified in Dermatology and a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. He has authored or co-authored 27 articles in the medical literature and has been named to “Best Doctors in America” for 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011.
He is co-founder of Tri-Cities Skin and Cancer.