Dr. Gerrit Winkelaar

Dr. Winkelaar is the Divisional Director and Clinical Head of Vascular Surgery for the Edmonton zone.

He is passionate in his practice of Vascular Surgery and displays a direct, open and kind approach to his patients, advocating strongly on their behalf.

Dr. Winkelaar is a past-President of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery. He practices a full spectrum of Vascular Surgery and leads the advanced aortic endovascular program at the Grey Nuns Hospital.


Bachelor of Medical Science, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB 1985-1989
MD, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB 1987-1991

Rotating Internship, Grey Nuns Hospital Edmonton, AB 1991-1992
Residency, General Surgery, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB 1992-1997

Master of Science, University of Alberta Edmonton, AB 1994-1995
Fellowship, Vascular Surgery, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC 1997-1999

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Certificate of Special Competence in General Vascular Surgery, 1999

Past and Current Appointments

  • ‚ÄćAttending Vascular Surgeon, Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, BC
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Alberta
  • Section Chief, Vascular Surgery, Royal Alexandra Hospital
  • President, Section of Vascular Surgery, Alberta Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • ‚ÄćEndovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Extracranial Carotid Artery Disease
  • Thoraco-abdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Vascular Access for Hemodialysis

Our surgeons have experience in a wide range of vascular procedures.