IN MEMORY OF ROBERT WINKLER
22/03/1963 - 18/04/2021
Dr Robert Winkler – On 18 April 2021 at Wellington Hospital, after a long illness. Loved husband of Stephanie, and father of Jonah, Jasper, and Lotta. He was a Consultant Paediatrician and Allergist, at Wellington (CCDHB) and Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Otago.
Robert began his career in New Zealand in 2014 bringing extensive experience in Paediatrics, including 12 years as CEO and Medical Director at the Paediatric Centre Allergy and Asthma Centre, Ibiza, Spain.
He trained in medicine in his native country, Germany, and brought a strong commitment to evidence-based medicine, as well as international expertise, to his practice in New Zealand.
Allergy New Zealand was saddened to learn of the death of Dr Robert Winkler. “We remember him as a larger-than-life character with huge commitment to the wellbeing of children with allergies,” says CEO Mark Dixon. “We are so fortunate he adopted New Zealand as his home, and that he contributed so much to the allergy community, in spite of his ongoing health battles. Our thoughts go out to his family and colleagues.”
Allergy Today, May 2021