Dr. Jeffrey Jensen, dean of Barry University's School of Podiatric Medicine, and his wife, Celia, have donated $25,000 to establish the Dr. Robert Warriner III Scholarship for Research in Neuropathy Prevention at the Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center. The scholarship will be used to provide research scholarships to Barry podiatric medical students researching neuropathy prevention.
Warriner, who passed away in August 2012, was recognized among the nation’s foremost physicians and researchers in hyperbaric medicine and wound management, and worked tirelessly throughout his career to improve the quality of medical care for patients.
Robert Warriner graduated from the Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee, and completed an internship in general surgery and residency in anesthesiology, and a fellowship in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Harvard Medical School and at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He later served four years of active duty in the United States Air Force as the director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and as chief of Anesthesia Services at USAF Hospital Luke in Glendale, Arizona.
For many years Warriner practiced anesthesia and critical care medicine at Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe, Texas, and was eventually able to provide patients at the hospital with access to hyperbaric medicine. His work led to the establishment, in 1990, of Southeast Texas Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, where he served as the founding medical director.
As an expert in the field of wound care, Warriner spoke nationally and internationally about his experiences as a researcher and wound-care physician. He also served on many boards including the Wound Healing Society, the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, and as chief medical officer of Diversified Clinical Services where he was able to write medical policy and clinical practice guidelines related to the complex needs of wound-care patients. Warriner was particularly interested in the problems of neuropathy as a contributing factor to foot ulceration, having himself developed peripheral neuropathy from chemotherapy. At the time of his passing, he was engaged as an adjunct professor in the School Podiatric Medicine at Barry University.
Barry University is honored to have been part of Dr. Warriner’s life.
Please honor Dr. Warriner’s legacy with a donation to the scholarship in his name. You can make a donation to the scholarship through our online donation form at https://www.barry.edu/giving/donate. Please select the “In Memory Of” option, then type “Dr. Robert Warriner III Scholarship Fund” in the designation box that appears after your selection.