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Karen Marie Winkfield, M.D., Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

84 Ratings

Karen Marie Winkfield, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Hematologic Malignancies, Breast Cancer

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-713-3600
Department: 336-713-3600


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Education & Training

  • B.S., SUNY-Binghamton, 1997
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 2004
  • Doctor of Medicine, Duke University, 2005
  • Residency, Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts Gen Hosp, 2010

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology


  • Am Soc Of Ther Rad & Oncology
  • Am Soc of Clinical Oncology

NPI Number

  • 1992879456
Karen Marie Winkfield, M.D., Ph.D.

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

84 Ratings

Karen Marie Winkfield, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Interests

Pituitary Neoplasms; Craniopharyngioma; Neoplasm Recurrence, Local; Focus Groups; Radiation Oncology
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Contact Information

Department: 336-713-3600


Recent Publications

Management and outcomes of women diagnosed with primary breast lymphoma: a multi-institution experience. Lalani N, Winkfield KM, Soto DE, Yeap BY, Ng AK, Mauch PM, Jimenez RB.. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018;169(1):197-202.

Very low-dose versus standard dose radiation therapy for indolent primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas: a retrospective study [research letter]. Goyal A, Carter JB, Pashtan I, Gallotto S, Wang I, Isom S, Ng A, Winkfield KM.. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018;78(2):408-410.

The hidden costs of medical education and the impact on oncology workforce diversity. Vapiwala N, Winkfield KM.. JAMA Oncol. 2018;4(3):289-290.

Racial disparities of differential expression of microRNA in triple-negative breast cancer [abstract]. Chiba A, Winkfield K, Howard-McNatt M, Thomas A, Bryan M, Grizzle W, McNally L.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018;25(Suppl 2):462.

Clinical cancer advances 2017: annual report on progress against cancer from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Burstein HJ, Krilov L, Aragon-Ching JB, Baxter NN, Chiorean EG, Chow WA, De Groot JF, Devine SM, DuBois SG, El-Deiry WS, Epstein AS, Heymach J, Jones JA, Mayer DK, Miksad RA, Pennell NA, Sabel MS, Schilsky RL, Schuchter LM, Tung N,.. J Clin Oncol. 2017;35(12):1341-1367.

American Society of Clinical Oncology Strategic Plan for increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the oncology workforce. Winkfield KM, Flowers CR, Patel JD, Rodriguez G, Robinson P, Agarwal A, Pierce L, Brawley OW, Mitchell EP, Head-Smith KT, Wollins DS, Hayes DF.. J Clin Oncol. 2017;35(22):2576-2579.

Making the case for improving oncology workforce diversity. Winkfield KM, Flowers CR, Mitchell EP.. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2017;37():18-22.

Perceptions of cancer care and clinical trials in the black community: implications for care coordination between oncology and primary care teams. Sprague Martinez L, Freeman ER, Winkfield KM.. Oncologist. 2017;22(9):1094-1101.

Diversity, inclusion, and representation: it is time to act. Lightfoote JB, Deville C, Ma LD, Winkfield KM, Macura KJ.. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016;13(12 Pt A):1421-1425.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria recurrent Hodgkin lymphoma. Winkfield KM, Advani RH, Ballas LK, Dabaja BS, Dhakal S, Flowers CR, Ha CS, Hoppe BS, Mansur DB, Mendenhall NP, Metzger ML, Plastaras JP, Roberts KB, Shapiro R, Smith SM, Terezakis SA, Younes A, Constine LS.. Oncology (Williston Park). 2016;30(12):1099-1108.

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Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology

Clinical Interests

Hematologic Malignancies, Breast Cancer
Karen Marie Winkfield, M.D., Ph.D.

Karen Marie Winkfield, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

Karen Marie Winkfield, M.D., Ph.D.84 Ratings


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great experience


*Doctor Winkfield has treated me with greater care and more respect than I would ever expect.


*Dr. Winkfield and *Dr. Sullivan were excellent.


*Dr. Winkfield is an excellent physician. Easy to talk to. Caring & friendly in all interactions.


excellent experience


very good


Dr Winkfield is great! So kind & personable as well as being an excellent physician.


very good


Very pleased with Dr Winkfield. She was easy to talk with & explained everything in understandable terms. I felt confident with her expertise.


Good at explaining all aspects of treatment and what to expect.


all good and lovely experience not minding the side effects from treatment


We love Dr. Winkfield, she has been great to work with and shows great concern about my health care.


Great experience


I could not have received better care from this provider. She and *Dr. Sullivan were outstanding, caring and very professional.


Dr. Winkfield is one of the best physicians I have ever been to. She explains everything very well and uses the computer to show scan results, etc. so that I never leave with any questions unanswered. I've always felt that she truly cares about my health.


This provider was outstanding in the way she handled all aspects of my visit.


As I said before, my experience with Dr. Winkfield and Dr. Ferris was the best I have ever had.


Good experience so far.

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