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Developing simple tools for overlooked areas in surgery.

Meet the Team

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Lia Winter is a visionary innovator with a passion for developing medical solutions inspired by personal and family orthopedic injuries. She has a diverse background in academic research, engineering, orthopedics R&D, and business. As the CEO and co-founder, Lia oversees the company's innovation and growth strategies.


Lia holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and MS in Biomedical Engineering and MBA degrees from the University of Tennessee. Outside of work, Lia enjoys spending time with her family, spoiling her dog, and exploring the outdoors.

Lia Winter

CEO and Co-Founder


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Winter Innovations was co-founded by two young, passionate entrepreneurs, Lia Winter and Preston Dishner. After watching her mother’s long surgical recovery and personal experiences undergoing treatments as an athlete, Lia realized there was an opportunity to improve outcomes for patients. Lia started developing the idea for a new stitching solution during her undergraduate studies. In graduate school, Lia teamed up with her co-founder, Preston Dishner, to formally start the company in 2019.

Winter Innovations is extremely grateful to be supported by universities, entrepreneurial ecosystems, mentors, investors, surgeons, and industry experts.


To all of those who stand by us, thank you!

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