W. Lee Warren, M.D.
WRITER, NEUROSURGEON, IRAQ WAR VETERAN
Lee Warren is a neurosurgeon, medical inventor and retired U.S. Air Force major who served at an air base in Iraq in 2004 and 2005, performing combat brain and spinal surgery in a tent hospital under frequent mortar fire. He wrote about his wartime experiences and his struggle to reintegrate into normal life in the compelling memoir, No Place to Hide: A Brain Surgeon’s Long Journey Home from the Iraq War. He is an affiliate professor of biomedical sciences at Auburn University and practices minimally invasive brain and spinal surgery and develops new technologies at Warren Innovation, which he runs with his wife. He also has a health website—www.wleewarrenmd.com—and hosts a popular weekly podcast. In whatever time he has left over, he writes songs and plays guitar, and he recently completed his first novel, Kill Switch.