Originally from Somerset, Julian Winter studied at Leeds Medical School graduating in 1995. He successfully completed his general medical training rotating through posts at hospitals within Leeds and West and North Yorkshire. During this period of training, he gained experience in accident and emergency, cardiology, renal medicine, diabetes, stroke, gastroenterology and elderly care.
In 1999, Julian completed the professional diploma examination for membership to the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP). He then undertook a 2 year period of research at the molecular vascular unit at the University of Leeds obtaining a Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) examining the role of genetics and specific genetic abnormalities in the development of coronary artery disease. He has published journal articles and presented at national meetings on this topic as well as publishing written reviews concerned with best clinical practice in the field of coronary angioplasty.
Julian was then successfully appointed to the competitive Leeds and West Yorkshire cardiology training programme gaining extensive cardiology experience and with time spent at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals. From 2004, he commenced his training in coronary angioplasty and stenting (PCI) to treat angina and heart attacks. As an area of specialist interest, he enhanced his training when he obtained a Senior Interventional Fellow position at a main cardiac centre in Sydney, Australia. Here he developed advanced procedural techniques in angioplasty and continued his research into best clinical practice. He was responsible for managing the training of the junior cardiology trainees in coronary angiography and contributed to the emergency angioplasty service to treat heart attacks.
Julian subsequently gained entry into the specialist cardiology and general medicine register in 2007. Currently, he works as an NHS Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Huddersfield and Calderdale, a position he has held for more than 10 years. In 2011, he helped to establish the coronary angioplasty (PCI) service in Huddersfield and Calderdale and performed one of the first angioplasty and stenting procedures at Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax. As a high volume operator, he regularly performs procedures at Calderdale Royal Hospital and The Nuffield Hospital in Leeds. Previously, Julian has also contributed to the regional emergency angioplasty service at Leeds General Infirmary. He is the current clinical lead for PCI at Calderdale Royal Hospital. This role monitors activity and safety and helps to develop and implement new changes within the PCI service.
In addition, Julian has gained wide ranging experience in general cardiology. Common cardiac symptoms requiring investigation and management include chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, dizziness and collapse.
Outside of work his main commitments and interests are his children, good food, watching sport and CrossFit.