Assistant Professor, Director of Didactic Education, Interim Medical Director

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Dr. Nancy Winker, MD
Assistant Professor, Director of Didactic Education, Interim Medical Director
Physician Assistant Studies
Gardner-Webb University


  • Residency in Family Medicine, North Carolina Baptist
  • Doctor of Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Davidson College

Clinical Background

  • Primary Care Physician, Rutherford CBOC, Asheville VAMC
  • Physician & Partner, Spindale Family Practice
  • Physician, Rutherford Hospital, Lake Lure Area Medical Services

Certifications & Licensures

  • American Board of Family Medicine – Recertified 2018
  • Medical License, North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners License


  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), member
  • North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), member
  • North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP), member
  • Rutherford County Medical Society, member


  • Travel
  • Painting
  • Theater

Honors, Awards & Publications

  • Pi Alpha Honor Society
  • Robert P. Vidinghoff Memorial Award in Family Medicine
  • Janet M. Glascow Memorial Award
  • “Better Use of Medications by Geriatric Veterans”, Geriatric Scholars Poster Presentation, LEADS Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, 2011
  • Myers RD, Critcher EC, Winker (nee Cornwell) NN. Effect of chronic vasopressin treatment on alcohol drinking of Brattleboro HZ and DI rats. Peptides. 05/1983; 4(3):359-66. 1983