Dr. Sally Winek was born in Kentucky but grew up in Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Hope College in Holland, MI. She returned to Kentucky to attend medical school at the University of Kentucky and then completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She also held a residency at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, in adult neurology, pediatrics, and pediatric neurology departments.
Dr. Winek has received several awards, including the Department of Neurosurgery Award, the American Medical Women’s Association Scholastic Award, as well as elected into the AOA Society. Dr. Winek is currently the Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology-Pediatric at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Peoria. She is a National Board Certified Medical Examiner as well as Board Eligible in Child Neurology and Pediatrics. She is currently a member of the Child Neurology Society.
Dr. Winek is also a preceptor for second year medical students at UICOMP in their introduction to clinical medicine course. She is mother to four children, her proudest accomplishment by far. Her major interest is children and teaching; to this end she is also a substitute teacher, predominately at the high school level with special interest in mathematics. If substitute teaching in the music department, she has been known to bring her harp to class. When not teaching or seeing patients, she shares a love of nearly any sport with her son Karl and keeping up with her older children.