Brad W. Warner, MD - Pediatric Surgery and Critical Care

Dr. Brad Warner reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Warner is the surgeon-in-chief at St. Louis Children's Hospital (SLCH) and the Apolline Blair Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Warner is board-certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery with special interests in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. He has served as president of the Society of University Surgeons and in leadership positions with the American Academy of Pediatrics' surgical section, the American College of Surgeons and the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

Dr. Warner has contributed more than 180 articles to journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Gastroenterology, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Surgical Research, Surgery, and Digestive Diseases and Sciences. He has also authored and co-authored numerous book chapters and has published a number of abstracts.

Dr. Warner has been the principal investigator on two National Institutes of Health grants and runs an active basic science laboratory. He has spoken at numerous events including the Society for University Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery, American Society for Parental and Enteral Nutrition, American Pediatric Surgical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Umbilical Hernia in Children
Pyloric Stenosis


MD: University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, 1982
Residency in General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1982–1985
Clinical and Research Fellow, Nutritional Support Service and Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1985–1987
Residency in General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1987–1988
Fellow in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1986–1987
Chief Resident in General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1988–1989
Fellow in Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1989–1991

Academic/Hospital Appointments

Surgeon-in-Chief, St. Louis Children's Hospital, 2007-Present
Division Director of Pediatric Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 2007-Present
Professor of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1997–2007
Attending Surgeon, Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1991–present
Co-Director, Extracorporeal Life Support Service, Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1991–2005
Attending Surgeon, Consultant, Shriners Burns Institute, Cincinnati Unit, 1994–2007
University of Cincinnati Hospital , 1991–2007

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics—Surgical Section
American College of Surgeons
American Gastroenterological Association
American Pediatric Surgical Association
American Physiological Society
American Surgical Association
Central Surgical Association
Society of Clinical Surgery
Society of University Surgeons

Selected Publications

  1. Warner BW, et al. (2006). Combined pharmacotherapy that increases proliferation and decreases apoptosis optimally enhances intestinal adaptation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 41(4): 719–724.
  2. Warner BW, et al. (2006). Epidermal growth factor receptor signaling regulates Bax and Bcl-w expression and apoptotic responses during intestinal adaptation in mice. Gastroenterology, 130(2): 412–423.
  3. Warner BW, et al. (2006). Roles for p21waf1/cip1 and p27kip1 during the adaptation response to massive intestinal resection. American Journal of Physiology, Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. 290(5): G933–941.
  4. Warner BW, et al. (2006). Developmental characteristics of adapting mouse small intestine crypt cells. Gastroenterology, 130(4): 1324–1332.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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